Resources for Defense Attorneys
Please contact the ADA assigned to a case if you need the video conference link for any court date.
With more and more cases being handled remotely, cases cannot be handled on the scheduled day if the necessary forms are not filled out and provided to the DA's Office BEFORE the day of court.
Instructions from the Superior Court Judges: Both Newton and Walton County courthouses require a medical screening and masks to enter the courthouses. Any attorney may request that they appear via video conference. The defendant must agree to the attorney appearing via video conference. The attorney must contact the District Attorney's Office by no later than noon on the day before court to let them know that the attorney will be attending court remotely. The District Attorney's Office shall provide the login credentials to the attorney. Attorneys appearing remotely must be dressed as if they were physically present in the courtroom.
If you are not aware of what forms are needed, please contact the ADA assigned the case.
Below are the common forms needed for court:
Waiver of Arraignment Form (Blank): Newton; Walton
Plea of Guilty: Acknowledgement and Waiver of Rights Form: Newton; Walton
Withdrawal of Not Guilty Plea, Tender of Plea of Guilty: Newton; Walton
Habeas Corpus and Appeal Rights: Newton; Walton
High Risk Supervision Probation Form: Newton; Walton
Upcoming Superior Court Criminal Calendars:
September 28, 2020 - Walton County - Judge Zon: Calendar; Add on
September 29, 2020 - Newton County - Judge Ott: Morning; Afternoon; Add on
September 30, 2020 - Walton County - Judge Ott: Morning; Afternoon
October 1, 2020 - Newton County - Judge Zon: Calendar; Add on
Upcoming Magistrate Court Preliminary Hearings:
September 30, 2020 - Newton County - Morning; Afternoon
October 1, 2020 - Walton County - Calendar