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Q: My wife got a 65k bond set for a first time offense that she isn't guilty of but isn't that against the 8th amendment?

It started out as attempt to resell but whenever she was going for her arraignment for the 3rd time in general sessions, they somehow dropped those charges because the cop was under investigation and they are trying to charge her now with a indictment. Her public defender dropped her to allow them to throw it in big court without due process.

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Anthony M. Avery
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A: If the arrest warrant was dismissed, and no indictment has been returned, then she has no charges at this time (and no applicable bond). You all are confused as to what is going on. Amount of Bond rarely has much to do with being a first offense, but a motion to reduce bond can always be made. The DA can go straight to the Grand Jury without having a Warrant issued in General Sessions, or the charge having been dismissed there.

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