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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
After an arrest, you will be taken to jail and booked into the system. A fixed bail amount may then be given (set according to a “bail schedule”) and you can be released from custody prior to your appearance in court. If a bond is not set you will have to wait for a bail […]
The holiday season is upon us once again and the only thing that looms larger than all the holiday and New Year’s parties you’re sure to be invited to is the amount of Georgia law enforcement out on the street looking for drunk drivers. Whether you’re gathering for fun times with family, friends, or coworkers, […]
Few things compare with the stress and bewilderment of a late night phone call from a friend or family member that’s in jail and has called youfor help. Besides the whirlwind of emotion and confusion, you have just been thrust into the position of having to be their advocate, point-of-contact, and for all intents and […]
If someone you know has been arrested and they’ve called you for help in getting them out, it’s safe to say that no matter how many times you’ve been in such a situation, it’s a tense and stressful circumstance. Because cooler heads tend to prevail, it’s important to keep a clear head in order to […]
Perhaps you’re not quite sure how it happened…
Maybe you know exactly how it happened…
Regardless, you (or maybe a friend or loved one) ended up behind bars…Arrested.
You don’t have to have experience being arrested to know that it’s a terrible thing and that jail isn’t a fun place to be, to say the least. That’s why […]