Charleston, SC asked in Criminal Law and Child Custody for Georgia

Q: My brother is charged with false imprisonment and denied bond

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Tracy S. Reeves Jr.
Tracy S. Reeves Jr.
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: The grant or denial of a bond depends on several factors: risk of fleeing or failing to appear in court; significant threat to any person, community or property; risk of committing a felony while on bond; and risk of intimidating witnesses. In examining these factors, the Judge will consider a person's criminal history; including arrests, convictions, failure to appear and violations of probation. The Judge will also take into consideration the relationship between the accused and the alleged victim.

There are many reasons a Judge may deny bond. If your brother has a violent criminal history, violations of probation or a history of alleged abuse against the person allegedly falsely imprisoned; the Judge may use these findings to support denying bond.

David Edward Boyle
David Edward Boyle
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Monroe, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I am not sure of your question. A court can deny bond if they believe the defendant is a threat to flee the jurisdiction, obstruct or intimidate witnesses, or is a danger to the community or a risk to commit a felony. Hire a lawyer to represent your brother.

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