If you plan on making a “not guilty plea,” you must appear on your designated arraignment court date. At that time, you will have a choice of a bench trial or a jury trial. Bench trials will be scheduled for a later date and the officers and witnesses will be subpoenaed to testify. No shorts, halter tops, baggy pants with underwear showing or other offensive and/or inappropriate clothing will be allowed in the Probate Courtroom.
All bench trials will be held at the Watson Government Complex in the Judicial Building at 280 Constitution Boulevard, Dallas, Georgia. All jury trials will be transferred to the Superior Court of Paulding County.