State court judge urges support to restore 'tolling' on misdemeanor sentences

Richmond County State Court Chief Judge Richard Slaby on Monday pressed Augusta legislators to support a bill that would legalize the "tolling" of misdemeanor sentences...

Richmond County State Court Judge issues order freeing some from jail in wake of recent Sentinel Offender Services ruling

...probation firm Sentinel Offender Services has brought changes to many courts in the state.In Richmond County, State Court Chief Judge Richard Sla by said judges, the sheriff's office and Sentinel employees are pulling out probation cases that must...

Georgia Supreme Court decision on probation causes cancellation of warrants

...handles a high volume of cases, is recalling outstanding warrants on halted probation cases and will dismiss them, Chief Judge Nelly Withers said.Atlanta Municipal Court judges plan to meet next week to discuss what to do. About 18,000 misdemeanor...

Man pleads guilty in auto-parts thefts, gets probation

...were later recovered. The amount of restitution that McDaniel will ultimately owe will be determined within 90 days.Chief Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet accepted the plea negotiation and sentenced McDaniel to 20 years on probation under the First...

Augusta Commission to review deal with Sentinel probation company

...that is ground zero for a legal battle over private, for-profit probation companies.Richmond County State Court Chief Judge Richard Slaby told Public Safety Committee members last week that the contract differs from prior contracts with Sentinel...

Two Augusta men sentenced to 80 years for attempted robbery

...opportunities to plead guilty and opted to stand trial for the Aug. 20, 2013, attack on Marquell Charles Gilbert.Chief Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet, who presided over the four-day trial, imposed the maximum sentences possible on Cuyler...

Justice delayed in Richmond County State Court

...on Oct. 6, 47 cases scheduled for sentencing before Chief Judge Richard Slaby were reduced from DUI to reckless driving...the charges in many of the challenged cases, and then Chief Judge Gayle Hamrick dismissed charges against three people...

Richmond Academy to honor 2014 hall of fame class

...District Court Southern District of Georgia, Bowen began his law enforcement career in Augusta in 1965. He served as chief judge from 1997 to 2004.? Dr. Paul Fitzsimmons Eve. A prolific surgeon in the nineteenth century, Eve lectured classes...

Prison sentence imposed for Augusta man who accidentally shot best friend

...involuntary manslaughter.Dominique Sullivan also pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to two weapon violations. Chief Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet sentenced Sullivan to serve eight years in prison, followed by five years on probation.Sullivan...

Defense asks evidence be suppressed in triple-homicide case

...made by Ryan Jones after his arrest, like his inquiry about his belongings at the hotel, should also be suppressed.Chief Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet asked the state and the defense to file proposed orders within 30 days for him to consider.