Flint Judicial Circuit
The Henry County District Attorney’s Office prosecutes all felony crimes that occur in Henry County (the Flint Judicial Circuit). This includes violations of law that occur in unincorporated Henry County, as well as the cities of McDonough, Stockbridge, Hampton and Locust Grove. District Attorney Darius Pattillo and his staff are committed to the highest ethical and professional standards while working to bring justice to the State of Georgia. This includes thoroughly investigating all felony cases, presenting cases to the Grand Jury and prosecuting all felony cases through both pleas and trials in the Henry County Superior Court.
In addition to District Attorney Pattillo, the office is comprised of a Chief District Attorney, several Assistant District Attorneys, investigators, victim advocates and support staff. The victim advocates are tasked with ensuring that victims of crime receive up-to-date information on their cases, as well as understand the criminal justice process.
The District Attorney’s Juvenile Division prosecutes youthful offenders in Juvenile Court. The District Attorney’s Office also represents the State of Georgia in all criminal convictions that are appealed to the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court. In addition, the Office is tasked with prosecuting parents of children who fail to pay child support, as well managing asset forfeiture cases for the State of Georgia.
About District Attorney Darius Pattillo
Darius Pattillo was elected to serve as Henry County’s District Attorney in November 2016. He was sworn in and took office on Jan. 3, 2017.
Pattillo has more than 14 years of experience as a prosecutor with the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office. He spent the latter part of his career serving as Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney of DeKalb’s juvenile division, where he supervised a team of lawyers, investigators, and other staff, as well as prosecuted major felony cases.
In addition to working to keep the region safe, Pattillo has remained committed to mentoring youth as a high school mock trial coach, college criminal justice instructor and volunteer at his alma mater Therrell High School in Atlanta.
In 2009, he received DeKalb County’s Assistant District Attorney of the Year Award, recognizing his success in the courtroom, as well as his level of professionalism and ethics. Georgia Trend Magazine named Pattillo one of Georgia’s “Best and Brightest under the age of 40” in 2010.