Tom Barton is an experienced DUI attorney working with clients in Decatur and across Georgia for over 20 years. During this time he has successfully defended countless clients and helped ensure the best outcome possible. Tom will sit down with you for a free consultation, reviewing your case and determining the best defense. Whether this is a non guilty plea or a reduced sentence – Attorney Barton can help you move on from this arrest with minimal damage to your future. We provide assistance with:
- The Georgia 10 Day Rule – Don’t Lose Your License
- Failed Field Sobriety Tests
- Multiple and First Time DUI offenses
- Under 21 Offenders
- CDL Drivers Charged with DUI
- Military DUI’s
- Drugs and DUI arrests
- Out of State DUI or DUI After NASCAR Race
Decatur, GA – DeKalb County Court Information
The newly renovated municipal court facility is designed to promote safety and security as well as to be functional and effective as a courtroom.
The municipal court holds first appearance and preliminary hearings for felony and misdemeanor charges to determine if probable cause exists to bind the case over to superior or state court of DeKalb County. The municipal court holds trials for traffic charges, some misdemeanors, city ordinance and parking violations that occur within the city limits of Decatur. The judges can assign fines and incarceration if the person is found guilty.
The City Commission annually appoints municipal court judges and the city attorney. Rhathelia Stroud is the chief judge, and the other judges are, Berryl A. Anderson, Robert N. Leitch, Lindsay R.M. Jones and Tisha Tallman. Two substitute judges are Mathew McCoyd and Hollie Manheimer. Bryan Downs is the city attorney; and Shawn McCullers and Silviia Baykoucheva serve as City Public Defenders. The city solicitor, Larry Steele, may be reached at 404-373-8000.
The chief court clerk, Faye Brantley, oversees the day-to-day operations of the court. In addition there are two full-time and two part-time court clerks who prepare the court calendar, support court hearings, process paperwork after hearings, and accept payments of fines. The court clerks are Lori Bell and Courtney Jackson. The part-time court clerk is Martha McMillan.
Other services provided by the court include:
- Certified court dispositions
- Record restrictions (formerly known as expungements)
- Pay fines
- Request continuances
Decatur Municipal Court
420 W. Trinity Pl.
Hours of Operation
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.