The District Attorney is elected by the voters of the Cherokee Judicial Circuit that consists of Bartow and Gordon Counties for four year terms. The District Attorney represents the state in all criminal cases in Superior Court and in all cases taken up from the Superior Court to the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court. The District Attorney advises grand juries in relation to matters of law, prepares indictments or presentments when requested by the grand jury, prosecutes all indictable offenses, prosecutes or defends any civil action in which the state is interested, argues criminal cases on appeal, and assists the attorney general when certain prosecutions are moved to a U.S. District Court. The District Attorney also supervises the county’s Victim-Witness Assistance Program.
Samir J. Patel, District Attorney
Gordon County Judicial Building, 3rd Floor
101 South Piedmont Street
Calhoun, GA 30701
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm