Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia

Q: My fiance was arrested on 1-31 and still hasn't had his case heard before a grand jury. 90 days will be Sunday.

Because of being arrested on these new charges they have also charged him with probation violation. Is he still eligible for a 90 day bond? GA code 17-7-50

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Jermario L Davis
Jermario L Davis
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Based on the information that you provided, he would be entitled to a 90-day bond. However, this does not mean that he will automatically be given a bond. His attorney would need to file a petition for bond and argue to the court that he meets the requirements of 17-7-50.

In regards to the probation violation, he is not entitled to a bond. His attorney can file a petition for a probation bond but the judge is not required to set a bond for the violation.

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