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Richmond County has been around since 1777 and today is home to 200,000 Georgia residents. Since 1995, the county seat of Augusta absorbed the Richmond County government and the county is now officially known as Augusta-Richmond County.
A number of lawyers call Richmond County home. Lawyers in Richmond County take a diverse selection of cases like chapter 7 bankruptcy, personal injury, divorce, DUI cases and the drafting of wills to name a few.
Recently in Richmond County, Georgia Insurance Commissioner John W. Oxendine helped uncover and bring insurance fraud charges against Yvonne Louise Smith and Emanuel Parker. The two allegedly setup an accident on April 1st in which Parker rear-ended Smith in a rented U-Haul truck and filed claims totaling $23,000. The two were indicted by the Richmond County Superior Court and face two felonies for insurance fraud, reckless conduct, giving false statements and could face up to 20 years in prison and $10,000 in fines alone.
If you have a pending criminal charge in Richmond County, you will likely be visiting the Richmond County Superior Court which handles most types of cases. Some examples of typical cases that are handled by the superior court include DUI and tort case, but it also retains exclusive jurisdiction over real property, domestic relations, felony, and criminal appeals cases. When filing a case, it’s usually best to consult a lawyer who is familiar with the process and better understands the contingencies surrounding you legal issue.
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