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Record of Defendant prior to entering a plea

Record of Defendant prior to entering a plea - Spanish

Fort Valley Municipal Court COVID-19 Response Plan

Beginning July 14, 2020, the court will resume conducting virtual hearings.  Pursuant to the orders of the Supreme Court of Georgia and recommendations of Governor Brian Kemp and the Centers for Disease Control, certain safety measures will be put in place to protect the health and safety of the defendants, court personnel, and the public.  The following precautions will be strictly followed as an order of the court.

Individuals are required to wear masks upon entry into City Hall lobby.  Hand sanitizer will be available throughout City Hall.  Please maintain 6 ft. social distance.


Order Declaring Judicial Emergency and Apodtion of Guidelines for Court Proceddings and Operations 

Prior to Court Date

Individuals are asked to view the video explaining the different type of pleas prior to their scheduled court date.   The video can be viewed on the City of Fort Valley’s Facebook page and website

Citation payments can be made in person at City Hall in the form of cash or money order and online at  Contact the clerk’s office at 478-825-8261 for your citation number and any other questions or concerns.

Day of Court
Defendants are asked to arrive at City Hall at the following times based on last names:

A-F         10:30am

G-L         11:00am

M-R       11:30am

S-Z          12:00noon

Enter the Fire Station Bay to sign-in, provide phone number to be contacted and receive your entry packet which will contain plea sheet, pen, and mask.  Individuals will then be asked to wait in your vehicles or outside until you are notified of your time to enter City Hall to see the Judge.  Individuals are permitted to use their own pen and supplies.

Once you receive your phone call, enter City Hall front lobby and go through security and temperature checks.  Proceed to courtroom and stand behind podium and case proceedings will begin shortly thereafter.

 Contact Information

Latrella H. Marshall

Municipal Court Clerk

204 W. Church Street

Fort Valley, GA  31030

478-825-8261 office

478-825-3654 fax 

Public Defender

Stephanie Thornton


City Attorney

LaRhonda Patrick

Public Defender

Stephanie Thornton


Municipal Court Virtual Session Dates and Links

September 22,2020 Trial 

October 13, 2020 Arraignment 

October 27, 2020  Trial 

November 10, 2020 Arraignment 

November 24, 2020 Trial 

December 8, 2020  Arraignment 

December 22, 2020  Trial 

February 23,2021  Arraignment 

March 9, 2021  Arraignment 

March 16, 2021  Compliance/Probation 

March 23, 2021  Arraignment 

April 13, 2021  Arraignment 

April 20, 2021  Compliance/Probation 

April 27, 2021  Trial 

May 11, 2021  Arraignment 

May 18, 2021  Compliance/Probation 

May 25, 2021  Trial 

June 8, 2021  Arraignment 

June 15, 2021  Compliance/Probation 

June 22, 2021  Trial 

July 13, 2021  Arraignment 

July 20, 2021  Compliance/Probation 

July 27, 2021  Trial 

August 10, 2021  Arraignment 

August 17, 2021 Compliance/Probation 

August 24, 2021 Trial 

September 14, 2021 Arraignment 

September 21, 2021 Compliance/Probation 

October 12, 2021 Arraignment 

October 19, 2021 Compliance/Probation 

October 26, 2021 Trial 

November 9, 2021 Arraignment 

November 16, 2021 Compliance/Probation 

November 23, 2021 Trial