Get Answers: Which Court Cases Are Open to the Public

11:11 PM, Nov 26, 2012   |    comments
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This week a viewer asked, "What court cases can the general public sit in on?"

To answer that question 13WMAZ's Jennifer Moulliet spoke to one of the newest members of the Bibb County District Attorney's office, their new Assistant District Attorney, Jonathan Gordon.

Jonathan Gordon is from the Central Georgia area. He attended Mary Persons High School in Forsyth, then headed to Atlanta for undergrad at Georgia State and completed law school at the University of Arkansas.

He says he's "happy to be in the office ready to go to work."

And on his first day on the job he helped Jennifer get answers.

"The general public is welcome to come sit in on any court case, you don't have to ask for permission you can come in and watch. Except for juvenile cases, those are private, you can't sit in on those," explains Gordon

He says you can even sit in on felony cases, and he encourages the public to come and watch all the court sessions you want, unless either party is under the age of 18.

The judge has the discretion to close certain case, but that would require a motion to be filed and a separate hearing.

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