How to get out of Jail Through Bonds in Atlanta
ALTERNATIVES TO TRADITIONAL BONDS AVAILABLE IN THE CITY OF ATLANTA JAIL
The Pretrial Release Program is an alternative to the traditional bonding process that most people want to take advantage of if it is available to them. It is unquestionably the cheapest way to bond out of jail in Atlanta.
- Self Bond Release – Authorized by a Judge to eligible person in court charged with a felony, misdemeanor, and traffic or city ordinance violation.
- Recognizance Release – Offered to eligible person in jail charged with certain misdemeanor, traffic or city ordinance violations.
- Release – Eligibility for release is based on the type of offense, criminal history, family and community ties, the risk of flight, and community safety. The cases are closely monitored by Case Managers.
- Criminal History Research – A profile of criminal history, warrants, parole and probation notices and arrest patterns created by researching local, state and national databases. These profiles are used for traffic, and municipal court session and weekend Bond Hearings.
Municipal Court of Atlanta
150 Garnett Street SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
HOW TO POST A CASH BOND FOR RELEASE FROM THE CITY OF ATLANTA JAIL
Many people wish to post a cash bond in order to secure the release of another person from the City of Atlanta Jail. There are some rules that you need to be aware of when seeking to post a cash bond.
ACCEPTABLE CASH TENDER
CASH MONEY – No silver, no personal, government or employer checks.
MONEY ORDER – U. S. Postal Service, Western Union or a Major Bank. Must be made payable to cash, City of Atlanta, or Atlanta City Detention Center. Must be dated within 7 hours of presentation to jail.
REFUND – The cash bond will be refunded in full to the payor by the City Bond Administrator (Atlanta City Court, 104 Trinity Avenue, S.W.) 30 days after the case has been settled.
STATE PENALTY ASSESSMENT – At the time bail is posted and additional fee of 5% if base bond is $100.00 or higher for Peace Officer Annuity Benefit, 10% for Police and Prosecutors Training Fund, and 10% for Indigent Defense Fund.
ADDITIONAL FEES – An additional fee of 15% for General Cases and/or 20% for Traffic offenses must be paid. These fees are for City Jail and Driver’s Education Training funds. The amount of three (3) dollars per offense (victim/witness program) must be paid at the time bail is posted.
If posting the cash bond in the form of cash money the payor must present one piece of picture identification displaying his full name and signature. Acceptable identification includes a valid Georgia Driver’s License, school or work identification card, or membership card of a professional organization.
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