Rebecca L. Grist
The Office of the Solicitor-General is primarily responsible for the prosecution of all criminal misdemeanor offenses filed in the State Court of Bibb County and the Macon-Bibb County Municipal Court. These cases include all misdemeanor warrants initiated in the Bibb County Magistrate’s Court, all misdemeanor arrests and traffic citations issued by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, the Bibb County School District Campus Police, the Georgia State Patrol, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Macon-Bibb County Park Rangers, Macon-Bibb Animal Welfare, the Mercer University Police Department, the Central Georgia Technical College Department of Public Safety, and violations referred by the Middle Georgia State University Police Department. Cases also arrive to the office via transfer from other courts and offices including the Bibb County District Attorney’s Office, the Municipal Court, and the Magistrate’s Court.
This office serves all the citizens of Bibb County. More particularly, the office strives to protect victims of misdemeanor crimes, aid law enforcement, and seek equal justice in all such matters.
These offenses are investigated; victims and other witnesses are interviewed; cases are prosecuted through jury and non-jury trials; pleas are negotiated; and some cases are dismissed by the prosecutors because of evidentiary problems.