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Ware County has instituted State Court, which handles all misdemeanor grade offenses and traffic citations. The Solicitor-General also prosecutes deposit fraud (bad check) cases and violation of county ordinance cases in Ware County Magistrate Court. The Solicitor-General represents the State and Ware County in these cases, and seeks justice for the citizens of Ware County.

In 2003, in an effort to improve court efficiency and better serve the citizens of Waycross and Ware County, the Ware County Board of Commissioners and the Waycross City Commissioners entered into a contract for Ware County to provide municipal court services to the City of Waycross. Therefore, the Solicitor-General also prosecutes on behalf of the City of Waycross in municipal court at the Waycross Police Department.

My office is also involved in assisting victims of crimes in a variety of ways. Our office has partnered with the Magnolia House to assist victims of family violence. In other cases, our office seeks restitution for damages and property that has been stolen or damaged.

If I can be of service to you, feel free to call me.

Joseph R. Johnson, Jr.
Solictor-General, Ware County