Rincon, GA asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Georgia

Q: My boyfriend was arrested in March and charged with battery (FVA) and part of his bond conditions was no contact order

With me. But we was never apart and I visited him while in jail and picked him up the day he was released. On June 3rd he was arrested for driving without license and they also charged him with Violation of Family Violence Order and held without bond. He has since plead guilty to the battery charge and I have requested that the no contact order be dropped. Why would the judge give him a bond?

1 Lawyer Answer
Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Roswell, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: All misdemeanors in GA are guaranteed a bond, but it appears the real issue here is they are prosecuting him for violation of a bond condition. Even if he and you wanted to have contact, if he is found to be in contact with you he is subject to prosecution.

The best thing for y'all to do is retain a local lawyer to hand walk this through the system so you can mitigate the bond violation charge.

The violation is likely clear, so it would appear to be a mitigation process rather than trying to get an acquittal. These are sticky and complicated, so a LOCAL lawyer will really assist.

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