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What to Do After a Friend or Loved One Has Been Arrested

The phone call no one wants to get: a friend or family member has been arrested and taken to jail. It is crucial to stay clear-headed during this emotional time. Here are a few ways you can best comfort and assist your friend or loved one.

 

Gather Info

Gather as much information from your loved one as […]

By |November 23rd, 2020|Bail Bonds|0 Comments

Your Bonding Options

If your friend or family member is arrested they are afforded various rights, most importantly that they are innocent until proven guilty and they have the right to be released on bail dependent on certain circumstances. After looking at the severity of charges brought against a defendant, a judge will either set their bail amount […]

By |October 31st, 2020|Bail Bonds|0 Comments

Georgia’s First Offender Act (FOA)

What is Georgia’s First Offender Act (FOA)?

The Georgia First Offender Act (FOA) is a provision of Georgia law that allows certain individuals to enter a plea of guilty or nolo contendere but avoid a criminal conviction, giving first time offenders the opportunity to to learn from their mistake and move on with their lives without the […]

By |September 30th, 2020|Bail Bonds|0 Comments

Your Georgia Criminal History Record

Your official Georgia criminal history record contains information about every incident for which you have been arrested, fingerprinted, and charged with a felony offense or certain misdemeanors (those designated as “fingerprintable offenses” by the Attorney General of Georgia). Your Georgia criminal history record will include data on your identification (name, birth date, social security number, […]

By |August 31st, 2020|Bail Bonds|0 Comments

Your Rights After an Arrest

If an officer has seen you commit a crime, has probable cause that you have committed a felony, or a judge or magistrate has issued an arrest warrant (supported by probable cause), an officer may perform an arrest.

 

Your Miranda Rights

Every person who is arrested by police must be informed of their legal rights to remain […]

By |July 31st, 2020|Bail Bonds|0 Comments

What To Know Before Contacting a Bail Agent

Following an arrest and jail booking, a defendant is given a bail hearing where the judge will set a bail amount. Paying the bail amount to the court allows the person who was arrested to be released from jail. Not paying the bail means the person will have to remain in jail until their court […]

By |June 30th, 2020|Bail Bonds|0 Comments

You’ve Been Released on Bail…Now What?

After being released on bail, you may ask yourself what you can and can’t do. Depending on the details of your case, it may take several weeks or even months before you go before a judge. In addition to not being arrested again while you are out on bond you will need to abstain from […]

By |June 2nd, 2020|Bail Bonds|0 Comments

4 Factors a Judge Considers When Deciding Bail

A bail amount is usually set by a judge at a suspect’s first court appearance (bail hearing or an arraignment) after an arrest. Judges normally adhere to established flat rates to match the arrest charge. However, judges can alter these standard bail rates, not offer the option of bond, or waive bond altogether by releasing […]

By |April 29th, 2020|Bail Bonds|0 Comments

DUI Implied Consent

What is Implied Consent?

Under “implied consent” laws in all states, when you apply for a driver’s license, you agree to submit to a chemical (breath, blood, or urine) test if you are arrested for DUI in exchange for your driving privileges.

 

Notification and Testing by Arresting Officer

When you are arrested for DUI, an officer must […]

By |March 31st, 2020|Bail Bonds|0 Comments

Georgia Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Penalties

In Georgia a driver will be arrested for a driving under the influence (DUI) if their blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08% or greater. Acceptable BAC levels decrease for drivers of commercial vehicles (.04%) and drivers under 21 years of age (.02%). You can also receive a DUI for driving under the influence of marijuana, […]

By |February 29th, 2020|Bail Bonds|0 Comments