Q: Held in Tennessee, child abandonment felony in GA
Hello, I have a question. I have a friend who was arrested about 2 weeks ago. He lives in the state of Tennessee and was arrested in a fugitive warrant out of Georgia. Come to find out the charge is child abandonment. He is being held till May with no bond. The hearing is in May. I was wanting to know general information about what may happen with the hearing and extradition. It is a first offense child abandonment in Georgia but it says up to 3 years for a felony with one year minimum. Is it guaranteed he will serve time once he's extradited? What (in general) happens at a hearing? He does have previous charges from a gun charges and probation years ago. Will he end up serving time in GA? How does the process go starting from the hearing?
A: More information is needed before an answer can be provided. It is in your friend’s best interest to contact an attorney who practices in Georgia and who can assist with the specifics of the case. There are many things to consider.
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