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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
District Attorney
District Attorney Brian Fortner
District Attorney Brian Fortner 
Contact: Brian Fortner - District Attorney, Douglas Judicial District
8700 Hospital Drive - Main Floor, Douglas County Courthouse
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
Phone: 770.920.7292 - Fax: 770.920.7123
bfortner@co.douglas.ga.us

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The Victim Services sections provide assistance to victims and their families. If you are a victim, please take advantage of every resource we offer. All victims need to become informed of their rights and then participate in the justice system. If you are eligible for victim compensation or restitution, please let us assist you in getting the money you deserve.

If there is other information that you would like for us to provide, please let us know. I want each of you to find the information and assistance you need.

Thanks for visiting our web page!

- Brian Fortner, District Attorney


The Douglas County District Attorney is the chief prosecuting officer in the Douglas Judicial District (Douglas County) for the State of Georgia. He is an elected constitutional officer, who is part of the judicial branch of Georgia State Government.

The District Attorney represents the State of Georgia in the trial and appeal of criminal cases in the Superior Court. He is also the legal advisor to the Grand Jury, and performs other duties as prescribed by law.

The Office of District Attorney in Georgia dates to the division of the colonial office of Attorney General into the Attorney General and Solicitor General in 1789. It is the only local prosecutor's position in the United States whose origins can be traced directly to English Common Law offices. As additional Judicial Circuits were created, additional Solicitors General positions were created in the new circuits. In 1968, the title "Solicitor General" was changed to "District Attorney" and the office became a full-time position whose incumbent could not engage in the practice of law outside his official duties.

Today, the Douglas County District Attorney's Office has 10 Assistant District Attorneys and 20 support staff who provide the critical role of prosecuting criminals and professionally serving the Douglas County community.

The Douglas County District Attorney's Office practices in the Superior Court, prosecuting all felony cases. The recently formed Solicitor General's Office prosecutes misdemeanor cases in the State Court of Douglas County.

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Mondays - Fridays, excluding holidays

Important Phone Numbers
Douglas County District Attorney's Office
770.920.7292 (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Mondays - Fridays, except holidays)

Douglas County Solicitor General's Office
(misdemeanor and traffic cases only)
770.489.5238 (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Mondays - Fridays, except holidays)

Douglas County Sheriff's Department
770.942.2121 (24 hours per day, 7 days per week, including holidays)

Douglas County Jail
770.942.4333 (24 hours per day, 7 days per week, including holidays)

City of Douglasville Police Department
770.920.3010 (24 hours per day, 7 days per week, including holidays)

Douglas County Probation Office
770.489.3070 (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Mondays - Fridays, except holidays)

DV-Alert: Domestic Violence Reporting and Information
770.949.8488

S.H.A.R.E. House, Domestic Violence Shelter for Women
770.949.0626 for Assistance and Temporary Protective Orders
770.489.7513 for 24-hour Hotline

Georgia State Department of Corrections Victim Assistance Program
404.651.6814

Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles, Douglas County Office
770.489.3029

Federal Probation Office, Northern District of Georgia
770.980.0369

Carroll County Rape Crisis Center
770.834.7273

IMPORTANT LINKS
- FindLaw: United States Constitution

- Findlaw: United States Supreme Court Opinions

- Georgia Appellate Courts Opinions

- Georgia Bar Association

- Georgia Bureau of Investigation

- Georgia Code

- Georgia Department of Corrections

- Georgia Prosecuting Attorney's Council

- Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

- Georgia State Legislature (General Assembly)

- State of Georgia

- State of Georgia Attorney General

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