Hoschton, GA asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Georgia

Q: Is it proper protocol for Dekalb county to hold an inmate without giving them additional information?

My sister was arrested on Tuesday and they are refusing to give us information. No bond, no court date. Nothing! Is this proper protocol???

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Brandon Alexander Thomas
Brandon Alexander Thomas
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: The court is required to hold a first appearance hearing within 72 hours of arrest to determine if a bond will be set. If it is a misdemeanor she will automatically get. a bond. if it is a felony, she may or may not get a bond, depending on the seriousness of the offense and her criminal history.

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