What is the difference between Superior Court, State Court, Magistrate Court, Recorders Court, Probate Court and Municipal Court?

While it is different from circuit to circuit, in general felonies are prosecuted by the Superior Courts of the State of Georgia (which can also prosecute misdemeanors) and the State Courts handle the prosecution of misdemeanor offenses.  In some locations, minor offenses and traffic cases are handled in recorders or probate courts.  City courts are usually referred to as Municipal Courts.

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