if a person is arrested and released on bond how long do that county have to file charges before that case will be dismissed in the state of georgia.

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if a person is arrested and released on bond how long do that county have to file charges before that case will be dismissed in the state of georgia.

if a person is arrested and released on bond how long do that county have to file charges before that case will be dismissed in the state of georgia.

Asked on May 4, 2009 under Criminal Law, Florida

Answers:

J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

I an a lawyer practicing in CT only; however, I do quite a bit of criminal defense work.  Based on your question, it appears that you may be mistaken as to what you are asking.  Generally, when a bond is issues, it means that an arrest has been made, the defendant has been booked at the police station, and he has been given a court dat to appear.  In other words, a bond is issued to make sure the defendant appears for court.  Thus, the state is not under a time limit as the person has already been charged.  I suggest that you contact a lawyer in your area.  Most attorneys will give you a  free consultation.  If there are charges pending and you fail to appear on the scheduled court date, you can face an additional charge and be arrested.  I suggest that you call a lawyer immediately to find out.


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