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VINE (Victim Information Notification Everyday) helps keep communities safe and informed by providing crime victims access to information about offenders’ custody status and notifying them about any changes in that status. You may register online: Athens-Clarke County VINELink and by phone :Athens-Clarke County VINE service: 1-800-467-4975. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to our office for assistance.
The Athens-Clarke County Solicitor-General’s office, located in the downtown Athens-Clarke County courthouse at 325 E Washington St, Suite 550 (5th floor), is open Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm. You can reach our office by calling 706-613-3215. If you are not sure who you need to speak with when calling, it is helpful to have as much information pertaining to your case as possible (ie: name of person charged/offense date, police case report number (CRN #), a court docket number, etc.) so that we may connect you without taking up too much of your time. You may also use our staff directory for a list of staff and their email addresses.
Coronavirus update: As of March 16, 2020, at the encouragement of Athens-Clarke County’s Manager, much of our staff began working remotely to help keep our community safe from the spread of the coronavirus. During this time, ACC Solicitor-General, C.R. Chisholm, is working in the office but we ask that, if possible, you call our office for assistance as your victim advocate and the prosecutor are working remotely. You may also use their email address listed in our staff directory.
If you are experiencing an emergency, we urge you to call 911 as soon as possible. Violations of bond conditions / order can be reported to your local police. You may also contact our office with any questions or concerns. Your victim advocate and/or the prosecutor handling your case will assist you.
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor or received a traffic citation in Athens-Clarke County, the Solicitor’s office will be handling your case for the State of Georgia*. If you are not currently represented by a public defender or you have not hired a private attorney, you may contact our office to request a meeting with the assistant Solicitor handling your case.
*If your misdemeanor offense(s) are resulting from the same incident in which you’ve also received felony(ies), the Athens-Clarke County DA’s office will be handling your case.