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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Mar 16, 2020
If you are an up-and-coming recording artist, record companies and producers may start approaching you to sign with their label.
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Feb 20, 2020
Georgia enforces strict penalties, including fines, jail time and driver’s license restrictions, for motorists who are convicted of drunk driving.
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Feb 20, 2020
The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, by words identical to The Constitution of the State of Georgia, Article 1, Section 1, paragraph 13, protects citizens against unreasonable searches and seizures.…
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Feb 06, 2020
Distracted driving is an issue that consistently tops the list of contributing factors in vehicle accidents on Georgia’s roads.
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