Why is it taking longer to get a bond?
By Michael D. Barber, Georgia Lawyer specializing in DUI, Drug Charges & Criminal Defense
Many people don’t realize what all happens in a bond hearing or what a bond entails.
Touching on the background of a bond can be viewed on our website here: What is a bond?
During this time of COVID some courts are taking longer than normal in order to grant bonds to defendants. We touched on certain types of crimes that require going in front of a Superior Court Judge in order to get a bond granted by the court. These more serious crimes, as defined in O.C.G.A. 17-6-1 REQUIRE the ruling from a superior court judge in order for the defendant to be considered and granted. The only way that this type of hearing happens is if the Defendant files a motion for bond with the court. This motion is NOT filed for the defendant and the defendant will have to file this motion if they want to go in front of the judge for a bond hearing.
Of course there are facts to every case where bond will need to be argued in order to get a judge to grant a bond. Just like all situations are different, every defendant’s history and their “story” is also different. Each situation is different from the other and requires a evaluation of all the information in order to properly mount a good argument to get the court to grant a bond.
Have you or a loved one been arrested and need a bond? Although you don’t have to hire an attorney, a experienced attorney may be able to help you or a loved one get a bond granted so that you can get back to life while the court “gets around” to your case.
Every case is different because no two sets of facts are the same. We can help with the proper application of not just the law but also case law and our experience to your situation surrounding your case and provide you a properly crafted argument for YOUR bond hearing.
Our office has 24 hour response lines and can answer your questions and help you. Give our team of lawyers a call at 404-445-8494. We can help you mount a proper defense for your situation.