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Bail in Georgia DUI Cases

Posted by Ben Sessions | Dec 04, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bail in DUI cases in Georgia is set in accordance with O.C.G.A. §§ 17-6-1 and 17-6-2.  All defendants in custody must be transported and presented to the court for their initial appearance within the time requirements of O.C.G.A. § 17-4-26 and § 17-4-62 for further consideration of bail.

Bail which may be secured by:

(1) Cash by a deposit with the sheriff of an amount equal to the required cash bail; or

(2) Property by real estate located within the State of Georgia with unencumbered equity, not exempted, owned by the accused or surety, valued at double the amount of bail set in the bond; or

(3) Recognizance in the discretion of the court;

(4) Professional by a professional bail bondsman authorized by the sheriff and in compliance with the rules and regulations for execution of a surety bail bond.

Bail may be conditioned upon such other specified and reasonable conditions as the court may consider just and proper. The court may restrict the type of security permitted for the bond although the sheriff shall determine what sureties are acceptable when surety bond is permitted.

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Atlanta,
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