District Attorney is an elected official and the chief prosecution
officer of the Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit, comprised of Polk and
Haralson Counties. Under the constitution and the laws of the State
of Georgia, the District Attorney is responsible for the
prosecution of crimes committed in Polk County.
The goal of the District Attorney's Office is to provide fair,
effective and expeditious prosecution of crimes in Polk
100 Prior Street
Cedartown, GA 30125
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What does the District Attorney's Office do?
office of the District Attorney in the Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit
prosecutes all felony and misdemeanor criminal activity in the
2. What is the difference between a felony and a
misdemeanor is a crime that is punishable by a period of up to one
year. A felony is a more serious crime that is punishable by
a period of imprisonment longer than a year.
3. What is a subpoena?
subpoena is an order directing you to be present at the time and
place stated. You may receive your subpoena by mail or in
person. Your subpoena may indicate that you are "on call" and
your presence may not be required. Call the district
Attorney's Office at the number listed on the subpoena to be placed
"on call". You must leave both a day and nighttime phone
numbers where you can be reached during trial week. If you
are placed "on call", do not come to the courthouse unless someone
from the D.A's office or a law enforcement agency calls you.
4. Can I speak to an Assistant District Attorney before my court
you will need to contact the office to schedule an
appointment. If you are a defendant and are represented by an
attorney the District Atorney's Office cannot communicate with you
directly outside the presence of your attorney. Please make
arrangements with your attorney to speak with the District
5. I think a crime has been committed. How do I press
first contact a law enforcement agency such as your local police
department or sheriff's office to report the crime. An investigator
should be able to direct you on how to proceed.
6. Who does the District Attorney represent?
District Attorney represents the people and the laws of the State
7. I want to drop charges. How do I do that?
contact the Assistant District Attorney handling your case to
discuss your concerns. While your feelings will be considered, the
District Attorney's Office may decide to prosecute any case in the
best interest of the State of Georgia.