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Study Shows that Few Have Counsel for Bond Hearings

Posted in Attorney-Client Relationship

It’s a scene I have witnessed hundreds, if not thousands, of times. At a first appearance hearing, a magistrate judge calls the calendar as twenty or so inmates in orange or green jumpsuits are brought out chained to one another. The look on their faces is one of shock or of last night’s drugs or… Continue Reading

Should You Post Bond? Not Always

Posted in Attorney-Client Relationship

Last week, I closed out an armed robbery case quite successfully. The case was reduced down to robbery, the client was sentenced under Georgia’s First Offender Act (meaning that he has the opportunity to come out of this with no conviction on his record), and after completing a one-year residential program, he is on probation…. Continue Reading