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

Q: GA Code § 17-6-1 f(2) How did someone charged with FV bond out without appearing in front of judge? No stipulations?

Convicted of FV Battery 2016

Charged FV Battery 2018- bonded out without appearing in front of superior court judge, no orders put in place to protect victim

Charged FV Simple Battery 2021- same instance as 2018.

(All same victim)

The offender is also on felony probation for a series of robberies and other violent convictions

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

A: I would love the answer to make sense, but it wont.

Bonding procedures in Georgia are downright arbitrary, and it seems that the most innocent folks are always being overdetained while the bad folks get cut loose without a care in the world. Its infuriating!!

Have you or the complainant reached out to the DA's office? Making a big fuss can be the most effective tool to call attention to their utter failure to comply with the Victims Bill of Rights as well as the notice rights and laws recently passed.

Last step, call the press and tell them about it. That will light a fire, there are thousands of violent DV crimes every year and you deserve the proper protections!

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