The Hernan Law Firm understands that it can be daunting and confusing following an arrest. If you or a loved one has been arrested within Cherokee County, contact our office at (678) 275-4000 twenty four hours a day to learn how we can assist you through the process and provide a vigorous and zealous defense of the pending charges. For more information about the Hernan Law Firm’s criminal defense practice, click here.
Generally, when an individual is arrested in Cherokee County, they will be brought to the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center located at 498 Chattin Dr, Canton, GA 30115 and operated by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department. The telephone number of the jail is (678) 493-4200.
In most cases, a detained individual can use the assistance of an approved bonding company in Cherokee County to assist with the posting of bond allowing for pre-trial release. The bonding company will charge a fee of 15% of the bond amount per charge (with set minimums). The following bonding companies are approved in Cherokee County as of the date of this post (the most current list can be found by clicking here):
A & A Bonding 770-479-0094
ABC Bonding 770-735-6100
A-Kwik Bonding 770-479-2671
Anytime Bonding 770-720-1033
Bond James Bond 770-345-7917
Cherokee Bail Bonds 770-224-9150
Godfrey Bonding 770-479-5230
24/7 All Bail Bonds 770-557-5998
Jail officials are not allowed to recommend a particular bonding company and will not do so.
COURTS – TYPES OF OFFENSES
Felonies are prosecuted in the Superior Court, misdemeanors (including most traffic offenses) are handled in the State Court and city ordinance violations and some state misdemeanors can proceed in the municipal court of the city where the offense is alleged to have occurred. A misdemeanor offense in the State of Georgia includes traffic and minor criminal offenses that are punishable by a fine of up to $1,000.00 (or higher for certain repeat offenses and high and aggravated misdemeanors) and up to one year in jail. Felonies are more serious offenses that are punishable by a fine and a sentence of one year or more in jail. Some offenses, such as local ordinance violations, may not fall into either category and are usually punishable by only a fine or less time in jail.
Cherokee County maintains a Superior Court, State Court, Probate Court, Magistrate and Juvenile Court. The county also has four cities that maintain municipal courts:
CLERK OF COURT – CHEROKEE COUNTY
The clerk of court for Cherokee County (for Magistrate, State, Superior and Juvenile Courts) maintains a website that contains online access to court information, including case docket information. The telephone number of the clerk of court is (678) 493-6511.