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Created on December 10, 1790, Columbia County, GA became the 12th county in the state. Prior to the Civil War, plantation agriculture was the main industry of Columbia County. Today Columbia County is the second largest metropolitan area in Georgia. Named one of the best places in the U.S. for job growth by Money magazine in 2007, the community boasts a wide-variety of industry, ranging from multinational corporations such as Microsoft to smaller family-run businesses attracted by the county's development assistance program for local entrepreneurs. The Columbia County's 103,000 residents also enjoy activities such as Clarks Hill Lake, the Grovetown Museum, and the Bartram Trail Golf Club.
Columbia County lawyers are active in this bustling community, dealing with matters involving business establishment and disputes, criminal charges, family law, medical malpractice claims, and personal injury matters. Columbia County lawyers also have experience in any other legal matter you may be facing.
Lawyers in Columbia County recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a local woman claiming that her registration as a sex offender is "cruel and unusual punishment" in violation of the U.S. Constitution. The woman was charged with sodomy for having consensual oral sex with a 16-year old male classmate when she was 17 (no longer considered a crime in Georgia). The conviction requires the woman to register as a sex offender for life and comply with residency restrictions barring her from living within 1,000 feet of designated areas where children congregate. The lawsuit is ongoing.
The court system of Georgia is composed of local municipal courts, limited jurisdiction trial courts (magistrate, probate, juvenile, and state), general jurisdiction Superior Courts, Court of Appeals, and a Supreme Court. Columbia County lawyers often argue cases in the Augusta Judicial Circuit, the Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia, or the Supreme Court of Georgia. A Columbia County lawyer can help guide you through this complex system.
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