Office of the DeKalb County District Attorney

Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit

Sherry Boston, District Attorney

Appellate Unit

Any defendant found guilty by a DeKalb County jury may file a motion for a new trial or a notice of appeal asking a higher court to reverse the jury’s decision. The DeKalb County District Attorney’s Appellate Unit represents the State in these appeals.

Appellate Unit staff also participate in special assignments that include death penalty cases and legal research projects.

The Unit is led by Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Debbie Wellborn.