Solicitor General

Douglas R. Woodruff
Catoosa County Solicitor-General

875 Lafayette Street

Catoosa County Courthouse

Ringgold, GA 30736


P.O. Box 1010
Ringgold, GA  30736

solicitor@catoosa.com

706-965-4477

Fax: 706-965-3181

Hours:

Monday - Wednesday  8:30am-5:00pm

Closed Thursday for court

Friday - 8:30am-5:00pm

Closed 12:00pm-1:00pm for lunch

  • Prosecutes misdemeanor cases and violations of the county code in the State Court of Catoosa County.

  • Handles misdemeanor charges such as simple battery, simple assault, stalking, driving under the influence, shoplifting, and criminal trespass, and traffic charges.

  • Conducts bench trials, jury trials, and hearings in State Court and represents the State in appellant matters.

  • Negotiates pleas.

  • Provides information, resources and support to victims of crime.

  • May recommend a sentence of up to twelve months in jail, up to $1,000 in fines, misdemeanors and/or probation ($5,000 for High and Aggravated).

  • May refer appropriate cases to Pretrial Intervention or Diversion Programs.

  • Investigates charges, meets with the arresting officer and interviews witnesses to prepare for court.

  • Prosecutes cases transferred from the Superior Court or from Municipal Courts.

               IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE SOLICITOR-GENERALS OFFICE       3/18/2020

 

"Until further notice, the Catoosa County Solicitor-General's Office will be responding to the intention and orders of Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold Melton and Catoosa State Court Judge Ron Goulart, and procedures adopted by The Catoosa County Board of Commissioners in the following manner;

The physical office will be closed except by appointment.

Office appointments are not available on a drop-in basis.

A small portion of the office staff will be physically present in the office to address essential court proceedings, public safety and citizen needs.

The remainder of the staff will be remote working, available during office hours. Attorneys are encouraged to communicate by phone or e-mail. Calls to the office will be returned as soon as possible.

Our main office telephone lines will be answered by staff who can direct those needing assistance to the correct parties.

Victims will be able to reach their advocate by phone and e-mail. In person meetings will be held by appointment and only in the case where personal contact is crucial.

In the current ever-changing landscape of health and medical concerns, please know we will do our best to respond quickly to time-sensitive matters.

FOR VICTIMS:

In order to provide victims mandated service under O.C.G.A. 17-17-1, et seq. and the Georgia Constitution Article I, Section I, Paragraph XXX while protecting the health, safety, and liberty of all citizens, the Catoosa County Solicitor-General's Office has instituted the following plan of action for providing remote services to victims of crime. Our goal is to remain connected while keeping both advocates and victims safe.

The physical office will be closed except by appointment until further notice.

A small portion of the office staff will be physically present in the office to address essential court proceedings, victim needs, public safety, and citizen needs.

The remainder of the staff, including our VWAP, will be remote working and available during office hours. Attorneys and victims are encouraged to communicate by phone or e-mail. Calls to the office will be returned as soon as possible.

Victims will be able to reach their advocate by phone and e-mail. In person meetings will be held by appointment and only in the cases where personal contact is crucial.  Referrals to victim services will continue uninterrupted.

Victims can directly contact our VWAP on our dedicated victim/witness cell number by calling 423-355-6939.

Notice of any essential court proceedings will continue to be provided to victims without interruption in the same manner as before the institution of the above changes to physical office availability.

Information regarding office procedures can be found on the official Catoosa County Government website at catoosa.com and on the Solicitor-General's Facebook page.

In the current ever-changing landscape of health and medical concerns, please know we will do our best to respond quickly to time-sensitive matters."

Catoosa County Government  • 800 Lafayette Street • Ringgold, GA 30736 • Phone: 706-965-2500 • Fax: 706-935-3112 

 

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