Chief Judge David R. Sweat


Judge Sweat presides in the Superior Courts of Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties in the Western Judicial Circuit. The Superior Courts are Georgia’s highest level trial courts of general jurisdiction, with exclusive constitutional authority over felony criminal cases, family law cases, equity matters, and other actions. Additionally, Judge Sweat serves as Chief Judge for the Western Judicial Circuit.

Treatment and Accountability Court

Judge Sweat also presides over the court docket of Treatment and Accountability Court. This court provides an intensive supervision alternative for persons who have been charged with a non-violent criminal offense which is informed by their mental illness or disability.

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