Municipal Court Judge
Willie C. Weaver is a graduate of Mercer University with a B.A. in Political Science, a minor in Religion, and a Juris Doctorate. He also is the Dougherty County School System District 3 board member, having been elected in September 2002.
Mr. Weaver is a member of the Georgia Municipal Court Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Board of Directors of Georgia Alliance of African-American Attorneys, Who's Who in American Law, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and a member of the Dougherty Circuit, Georgia, and American Bar Associations. He is Past President of the C. B. King Bar Association. Judge Weaver attends Greater Pine Chapel Baptist Church.
The Municipal Court is a misdemeanor court that has jurisdiction over city ordinance violations and state traffic offenses. Specific type cases handled by the court include routine traffic offenses; driving under the influence of alcohol; possession and consumption by a minor; truancy and curfew violations; possession of marijuana less than an ounce; firearms violations; nuisance and abatement cases; and animal control citations.
The court also is responsible for entering case dispositions and forwarding entries to the Department of Public Safety. Court sessions are held Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday beginning at 8:30 a.m. Animal control and nuisance abatement dockets are heard on the second Tuesday of each month. Jail arraignments are held at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Dougherty County Jail.
The Municipal Court's mission is to adjudicate cases fairly and to make every effort to provide the best customer service when dealing with departments within the City, elected officials, judges, attorneys and the general public.