Located at 240 Lemon street, Marietta, Georgia, 30060, Marietta Municipal Court serves as one of approximately 400 city courts throughout the state. Marietta is the county seat of Cobb County, home of Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves and headquarters to Fortune 500 companies like Home Depot. Prior to the coronavirus crisis, Marietta Squarehosted numerous events including food and music festivals, like Taste of Marietta in the Spring, and Chalktoberfest in the Fall Though Marietta is the largest city in Cobb County, having its own school system, but it does not have its own jail. Therefore, people who are arrested will, after being booked, be transferred to another jail, usually either the Smyrna City jail or the Cobb County Adult Detention Center.
In Marietta Municipal Court, all city ordinances as well as state misdemeanor violations are handled. Judge Roger Rozen still serves as the city's judge. Ben Smith, Jr. is the city's new Solicitor, having recently replaced the long-serving Robert Donovan. Numerous other state solicitors and criminal defense attorneys serve as associate judges and assistant solicitors in court.
Crimes like shoplifting of items $500 or less in value, and misdemeanor marijuana possession of less than an ounce can be handled in the city court either by plea or a non-jury trial (aka "bench trial"). Serious traffic misdemeanors like Driving Under the Influence may be resolved, too. But, if one wants a jury trial on a state misdemeanor violation, like the other city courts in Cobb County, your case will be bound up to Cobb County State Court off Marietta Square.
Alan J. Levine, owner and attorney of Georgia DUI & Criminal Defense, has practiced in Marietta for over a decade. He has dealt with numerous cases in Marietta Municipal Court. He has good working relationships with the court staff, prosecutors and judges. If you have a criminal matter before the court there and need legal assistance, please don't hesitate to contact him at 678-DUI-HELP. Or contact him through this website. Consultations are free, and you may find that you don't need the services of lawyer. But if you do, former prosecutor and judge Alan J. Levine is ready to fight for you.