DeKalb County judicial records can be found for criminal as well as civil matters. It is just a matter of looking in the right place. The Clerk of Court's Office which manages court administrative tasks would be one of the locations in the area that you can visit for a case search. Of course, going to the tribunal that handled the case is the other option.
In the court documents, you will find an extensive amount of information; from the very beginning of a case to the point when the verdict was read out. These judicial records are kept without exception, meaning that not only civil litigations but also everything that happened during the course of a criminal trial is recorded in DeKalb County, GA court dockets
Civilians can find out about the litigants who were fighting out a civil case as well as important milestones in a criminal matter such as the issue of the arrest warrant, denial or acceptance of bail request and the eventual verdict and sentencing. The Unified Judicial System of Georgia allows applicants to access court documents online and offline.
To initiate a case search for DeKalb County online, you can use the website of the Judicial Information System at www.ojs.dekalbga.org. The site has a nifty search facility that is linked to the central database of court dockets. So, you stand to find out about civil and criminal litigations through such inquiries as well.
An alternative to this would be to visit the court house in your area. For Superior Court records, you can go to 556 N McDonough St, Decatur, GA 30030. If you need information on how to look for court documents, you can call the judiciary on 404-371-2836 or 404-371-2635 between 8:30AM and 5PM.
The State Court also maintains its office at the same address but in the 2nd Floor Administration Tower. If you want to get in touch with the DeKalb County Clerk of Court's Department, this is the very address that you need to drive down to.