May 2019

When Bond Hearings Go Wrong

When juveniles (Georgia residents who allegedly committed a crime when they were under 17 years of age) come before a judge, the emphasis is on rehabilitation – not punishment. However, some juveniles are beyond that. A few weeks ago, a young defendant appeared before a Fulton County Magistrate Court as part of a bond hearing […]

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How Bail Bonds Work

Once a person is arrested, they must be booked. This process may take as little as forty-five minutes to several hours. Once a judge sets the amount of the bond, the person, also known as the defendant, may post bail and be released until an arraignment hearing date is set. A bond is designed to

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