Can I get bond for a probation case in Georgia?
If you are on probation and have allegedly violated the terms of your probated sentence (either by receiving a new criminal charge, failing a mandated drug test, etc.), then it is likely that the Court will issue an arrest warrant.
If this happens and you are arrested, you could sit in jail for many months before you ever have your day in court. This is especially true if you are challenging the reason for the violation and you want a formal hearing on the issue.
Extended Jail Time
In the Savannah area, it is common for someone who is arrested for a probation violation to sit in jail for at least 90 days before going to court due to the backlog of cases that the courts regularly deal with.
Petitioning the Court
If there is a delay in your case, it is often effective to petition the court for a probation bond. A probation bond lets you get out of jail until the date of your hearing. This is very beneficial if there is going to be a long wait before you go to court.
More and more, local judges are granting probation bonds and letting inmates get home to their families. Call us at The Turner Firm to discuss how we can help get you or your loved one get out on bond today.