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Capital Litigation and Criminal Appeals

Under Georgia law, our office represents the State of Georgia in all capital felony appeals, including those in which the death penalty has been imposed, in both state and federal court. While initial prosecutions are handled by the local district attorney, our office is charged with preparing briefs and presenting arguments in front of any state or federal tribunal hearing an appeal of a Georgia capital case. This office works with local prosecutors to see that justice is served in these cases, and to insure that lawfully imposed sentences are carried out. The citizens of Georgia and the families of the victims are entitled to no less.