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Gwinnett County is a suburb of nearby Atlanta and is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. With many of the residents of the county commuting to and from the nearby big city each day, the county is also quite wealthy. The Gwinnett County Public School system is the largest school system in Georgia and the fastest growing in the Southeastern United States.
If you need legal representation in Gwinnett County, there are many talented Gwinnett County lawyers ready to assist you. These attorneys are skilled in areas of law like DUI, criminal defense, bankruptcy, personal injury, automobile accidents, divorce, and more.
A wrongful death lawsuit was filed against Gwinnett County and its Sheriff’s Department because an inmate who became ill while being held in jail died while awaiting transfer from one facility to another one. The lawsuit states that while awaiting his court appearance, the man complained of abdominal pain to the Gwinnett County officials, and a doctor subsequently ordered him to be sent to the ER. This ordered was allegedly contravened by a deputy sheriff who ordered the man instead sent to another county. The man died two hours later while awaiting transfer from Gwinnett County.
Gwinnett County is served by the Gwinnett County Superior Court, which is a trial court of general jurisdiction. This court has exclusive jurisdiction over felony cases and many civil cases. Additionally, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia is nearby in Atlanta. A Gwinnett County attorney can make sure your case is filed in the right court.
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