Maria S. Lugue, II,
Glynn County State Court
Responsibilities of the Solicitor General
The primary responsibility of this office is to prosecute all criminal misdemeanor offenses filed in the State Court of Glynn County. These cases include misdemeanor warrants issued by Glynn County Magistrate Court; traffic citations issued by Glynn County Police Department, Georgia State Patrol, Glynn County Sheriff's Office, and the Georgia Port Authority Police; other citations issued by Glynn County School Police and the Department of Natural Resources. We also prosecute cases that have been transferred from Brunswick Municipal Court, Glynn County Magistrate Court and the District Attorney's Office.
The Solicitor conducts bench trials, jury trials, and hearings in State Court and represents the State in appellant matters. The Solicitor can also negotiate pleas, recommend Pretrial Diversion Programs, and recommend sentences up to twelve months in jail, fines up to $1000, and/or probation. ($5000 fine for high and aggravated offenses).
The mission of the Solicitor of State Court is to prosecute all misdemeanor cases assigned to the Solicitor's office in an efficient and professional manner while following the Law and respecting the rights of all parties concerned: the victims, law enforcement officers, and defendants.
About the Solicitor General
Solicitor Lugue was elected Solicitor General in 2008 and was re-elected in 2012. She served as a Glynn County Deputy Solicitor prior to seeking office. Solicitor Lugue began practicing law in 1999 and is a graduate of Atlanta's John Marshall Law School.