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District Attorney


Jack Browning, District Attorney


The 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 criminal offenses,
felonies and misdemeanors, committed in Polk and Haralson Counties.

It is the responsibility of the District Attorney's Office is to
ensure and provide for the fair, effective, and expeditious prosecution of
crimes in Polk and Haralson Counties.


The mission of the District Attorney's Office is to:

*** Efficiently handle all felony and a variety of misdemeanor
cases to ensure that swift, sure justice is handed out to those who present a
threat to public safety.

*** Demonstrate a compassionate awareness of the needs of
citizens who have become the victims of crime.

*** Be responsible and transparent stewards of public funds by
managing effectively and making the most use of public resources.

 *** Develop the capacity to anticipate and effectively deal with
new threats to the safety and economic well-being of our community.

*** Be ever mindful that the people of Polk County have the
right to honest, effective prosecution in all cases where there is sufficient

 A message from your District Attorney, Jack Browning

Thank you for taking the opportunity to visit the Polk County
website to learn more about your District Attorney's Office.  It is an
honor to serve as YOUR District Attorney.

While I believe the primary responsibility of our office is to
work with law enforcement and crime victims in the prosecution of those who
pose a threat to public safety, and to compassionately assist those who have
been victims of crime, we cannot do so effectively without your help.

I encourage you to visit and "Like" the official Facebook page
of your District Attorney's Office, at www.facebook.com/Haralson.Polk.DA.Office.  There, you will find and receive the latest news
concerning the work the office is doing to make your communities and
neighborhoods a safer place to live, work, and raise your family.

Jack Browning

District Attorney


Courthouse #1
100 Prior Street
Room 204
Cedartown, GA 30125

Phone: 770-749-2106
Fax: 770-749-2145

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What does the District Attorney's Office do? 

The office of the District Attorney in the Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit prosecutes all felony and misdemeanor criminal activity in the judicial circuit.

2. What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor?

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?

A 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 appearance?

Yes, but 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 Attorney's Office.

5. I think a crime has been committed. How do I press charges?

You must 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?

The District Attorney represents the people and the laws of the State of Georgia.

7. I want to drop charges. How do I do that?

You may 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.