Bond Hearings: How To Reduce Your Risk
While each criminal case has unique elements, the initial goal for all clients is similar. Whether it involves the accused or their family members, they want to know that when they need a bond set, an attorney will work to get a bond hearing scheduled as quickly as possible. The initial stage of any criminal case is critical, and a judge’s early determination on bond can have an effect on the ultimate resolution of your case.
Under Georgia law, courts are directed to consider four factors in determining if defendants in a criminal case meet the criteria to have a bond set on their criminal case:
- The risk of fleeing
- The risk of committing another felony
- The risk of obstructing justice
- Being a threat or danger to any person, the community or property
How The Firm Can Help You With Bail/Bond Issues
At Hirsch Criminal Defense, attorney Matt Hirsch recognizes that the burden of proof lies with you in showing that you do not pose a risk to anyone should you be released on bond. Attorney Hirsch is a criminal defense attorney with experience and knowledge of Georgia’s criminal justice system, including bond hearings. He has helped people throughout DeKalb, Gwinnett, Fulton and Cobb counties.
Specific bonds include:
- Own recognizance (OR) or signature bond (SOB)
- Surety bond
- Property bond
- Cash bond
Options still exist if a judge denies bond at the first appearance hearing. The issue can be revisited at the preliminary hearing.
Even if you are under investigation for a crime, an arrest will still require representation at a bond hearing. Take action by contacting attorney Hirsch, and he will be equally proactive in pursuing your release from custody.
Committed To Protecting Your Freedom
If you need representation at a bond hearing in Atlanta or throughout Fulton or Dekalb counties, the attorney at Hirsch Criminal Defense can help. Schedule your consultation by contacting the law office at 404-919-7096.