Wheeler County Clerk of Court



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Notice to Defendants for Arraignment September 30, 2020
Posted on 9/24/2020 10:30:18 AM

Criminal Arraignments set for September 30, 2020.

Please call the Clerk's office immediately, if:

  • you have tested positive for COVID-19, at least 14 days prior to this court date;
  • you have been diagnosed with or have any symptoms of, or, have had any contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, at least 14 days prior to this court date;
  • you reside with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, at least 14 days prior to this court date;
  • you have had close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, at least 14 days prior to this court date;
  • you have been asked to self-quarantine by any hospital or health agency, at least 14 days prior to this court date;
  • you are in a high-risk group for contracting COVID-19;
  • you have small children, but lack child care due to COVID-19.

For this personal appearance in court, you are required to wear a mask over your nose and mouth. A bailiff will assist you to complete a health screening questionnaire, and take your temperature upon entry. Your hearing time is listed on your notice. Please be on time. The Court will strive to handle your case as quickly as possible, but be prepared to wait, possibly in your vehicle. The Court is practicing social distancing so space is limited in the courthouse, and in the courtroom. Children will not be allowed in the courthouse. Other persons accompanying you may not be allowed to enter unless they are subpoenaed witnesses in hearings set by the Court. See Notice of Precautions elsewhere on this site. 

The office of the Clerk of Superior Court is an administrative office charged with the duties of receiving and filing papers with the Court and recording legal documents. We are not licensed to practice law, and we are forbidden by state law to render legal advice, direction and services. O.C.G.A 15-6-52, 15-19-50. Therefore no one in the Clerk's office will be able to answer any questions you may have regarding the correct procedures to follow or the fees which may be involved except those collected by us. I suggest that you consult an attorney before your court date.