In a surety's appeal of an order of forfeiture on a $20,000 bail bond when a defendant failed to appear at a hearing in his criminal case, the trial court's forfeiture order is reversed where the bond was rendered void when, at the end of the defendant's preliminary hearing, the court increased his bail to $100,000 but permitted him to remain out of custody.

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Jun 22, 2017
Considering the excessive weight of motor vehicles, the number of drivers on Georgia roads on any given day, not to mention the number of motor vehicle accidents, people are going to be killed as a result…
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May 22, 2017
Divorce is never something you plan on in your life. When you walk down the aisle on your wedding day, you’re not anticipating having to consider what a wage garnishment is, if divorce happens. If you’re…
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Apr 20, 2017
When it comes to commercial driver’s licenses and traffic-related offenses, including driving under the influence (DUI), it’s important to understand that there are federal regulations as well as state…
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Mar 30, 2017
When two individuals have children together, there is an obligation to support them, whether the parents have separated, divorced, or if they were never married. Yet, many children continue to grow up…
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