Denial of Bonds in Chatham County, Georgia
If you are arrested for a felony in Chatham County, you will likely have to appear before a judge and argue for a bond to be let out of jail while your case is pending. However, if you have anything on your record previously, it will be an uphill battle.
Why Bond Is Denied
Many clients ask if the prosecution will consent to a bond. This is not likely to happen. For one, the prosecutors do not like to consent to a bond because if you are released and a new crime is committed, then it makes the prosecution look bad for consenting to your release.
Secondly, most prosecutors want to resolve as many cases as possible by a plea agreement. It is much easier for the prosecution to encourage a plea when someone has already been in jail for months and months without a bond. Someone who is in jail and has been sitting for six months is much more likely to take a guilty plea than someone who has been out of jail during the court appearances—this makes it seem like a “deal” but it actually leads to people just wanting to plead guilty so that they can get out of jail. They may not have even committed the crime, but it is not worth it to fight the case.
Help When You Need It
If you are arrested in Chatham County, you will need an experienced criminal attorney to fight for you a bond so that you can fight your case. Give us a call today to discuss how we can get you or a loved one out of jail.