First Appearance Hearings:
Anyone appearing in front of the judge for a hearing, first appearance or committal, will be incarcerated and will be transported from the jail by the Sheriff’s Office. These cases will be held in the Magistrate Courtroom or at the jail. All cases are open to the public. All inmates must have a first appearance within seventy-two (72) hours of being arrested.
Hearing times and days are as follows:
(At the Rockdale County Jail)
Monday: 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m.
No hearings on Saturdays and Sundays
(At the Magistrate Court Courtroom)
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.
Every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Rockdale County Jail
Warrant Application Hearings:
Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. at the Magistrate Court Courtroom
Bad Check Citation / Bad Check Misdemeanor Warrant Calendars:
Conducted on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Magistrate Court Courtroom
Conducted on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 8:30 a.m. at the Magistrate Court Courtroom
Conducted every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. at the Magistrate Court Courtroom
Dispossessory and Distress Calendars:
Conducted Monday through Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Magistrate Courtroom