Jonesboro, GA asked in Criminal Law for Georgia

Q: Why is my 28 year old daughter being held in jail for Colorado warrant under Georgia 17-13-33? What are her rights?

My daughter was arrested 10 days ago at work in Norcross, GA. She is a young mother of one 6 year old child. I've never known her to be anything less than a loving, kind, sweet mother and law abiding citizen. I only know that she was picked up at her place of employment for mailing contraband to a prisoner in Colorado. What does that mean? What are her rights? How long can she be held?

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Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Marietta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: When a person is arrested, they will remain in jail until they post a bond, or until the case is resolved by plea, dismissal or trial. If your daughter was not given a bond amount, it is probably a good idea to hire a criminal defense attorney to help get her a bond.

I don't know exactly what contraband they have accused her of sending, but there are many different items that could fall into that category.

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