There are five offices in the 5th Circuit. An office in each county with the exception of Tallapoosa County which has two offices that serve the East and West sides of the Tallapoosa River. Each office has one or more Assistant District Attornys and Investigators. The District Attorney's Office prosecutes felony cases in Circuit Court, misdemeanor and traffic cases in District Court and juvenile cases in Juvenile Court. The District Attorney's Office has a dedicated division that prosecutes Child Support cases in the Circuit.
Victim Services Unit of the District Attorney's Office provides victims with support before, during, and after their cases are being processed through the judicial system. The unit provides information, forms, and affidavits that make it possible for victims to seek restitution. This unit is the voice for victims in the judicial system. A priority of this unit is to provide personal assistance to individuals who are victims of crime. If you are a victim of a crime, you can begin the healing process by contacting the Victim Services Unit.
Erin McWaters, VSO, Macon & Tallapoosa Counties, (256)234-3741
Kara Hall, VSO, Chambers & Randolph Counties, (334-864-4316
Restitution Recovery Unit was formed for the purpose of monitoring, tracking, and collecting restitution on criminal cases. A Restitution officer is responsible for monitoring and tracking all court ordered payments made by the defendant. The Restitution Officer enforces the court's order with several different methods: restitution dockets, contempt hearings, restitution agreements, income withholding, and prison account attachments.
Rachel Cotney, Officer, Tallapoosa, Macon, & Randolph (256)234-2735
Worthless Check Unit was formed to collect non sufficient fund checks for merchants. There is no charge to victims to utilize this service. When the bad check writer fails to pay through our office, we assist with the prosecution.
Paige Core, Coordinator, (334)768-8189 Narfunda Ross, Coordinator, (334)864-2025
Pre-Trial Diversion (PTD) Program diverts certain first-time nonviolent defendants from the traditional court system into a highly individualized and supervised restorative program. Only those who are eligible and committed to successfully completing the program will be considered. [Who is eligible?] The defendant will be required to work, complete further educational training, perform volunteer work , participate in counseling, report to the PTD Office, and pay restitution if applicable.
Brett Newman, Investigator (256)215-3058 -Tallapoosa County Narfunda Ross, Coordinator (334)864-2025 - Chambers, Macon, Randolph Counties