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Once a person is arrested, they must be booked. This process may take as little as forty-five minutes to several hours. Once a judge sets the amount of the bond, the person, also known as the defendant, may post bail and be released until an arraignment hearing date is set. A bond is designed to guarantee said defendant’s appearance in court. The bonding company guarantees to the court that they will pay the total amount of the bond should the defendant fail to appear in court.

When posting a bond with a bonding company, a cosigner or indemnitor is required. A cosigner or indemnitor, which is often a friend or relative, will sign a contract with the bonding company ensuring financial responsibility should the said defendant fail to appear for all court dates. This obligation does not end until the court has exonerated the bonding company from the case.

Should the defendant fail to appear in court, the cosigner or indemnitor will need to turn the defendant into the bonding company to be surrendered or get the case reset. If the defendant absconds, the cosigner or indemnitor must pay the full amount of the bond. The bonding company will then forward the amount to the courts.

Once the cosigner or indemnitor has signed a contract with the bail bonding company, the bail agent will prepare the necessary paperwork for the defendant’s release. You may co-sign by email, fax or in person at our office. Once the paperwork has taken place in the jail, the defendant is then released.

Do you or someone you know need to get out of jail? Being charged with a crime in the Metro Atlanta area is not only serious, it can be scary and stressful – for you and your loved ones.

A 2nd Chance Bail Bonds can help you secure the release of your loved one – quickly. Call us any time day or night – even on holidays. We never close.

We arrange bail bonds for driving under the influence (DUI), drug possession, burglary and theft, and other charges.

The first step to getting your loved one released is to start the bail bond process. Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you or a loved one with a DUI chargedrug-related crimetheft or burglary charge or any other crime allegedly committed. 

 
 
Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
 
Need to get someone charged with DUI out of jail now? A 2nd Chance Bail Bonds can get the process started at any hour of the day or night – even on holidays.

Each county’s jail operates slightly differently. Because we know how holding facilities work in Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett and Cobb counties, we can cut through the red tape and get your loved one released as quickly as possible.

Facing different charges? A 2ND Chance arranges bail bonds for drug possessionburglary and theft and other charges, too.
 

What it Means to be Charged with DUI

Georgia takes DUI seriously and the penalties associated with even a first-time conviction can be life-changing.

Although first and second offenses are classified as misdemeanors, you can lose your driving privileges when your license is suspended or revoked. You’ll have to pay substantial fines as well as court costs. If your offense damaged someone’s property, you’ll have to pay for that, too. Hit a stop sign or guard rail and you’ll be charged for its replacement. You may have to attend a DUI school or attend a series of meetings for alcohol abuse. Count on seeing a sizeable increase on your next automobile insurance bill as well.

If you hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and are convicted of DUI, you can lose your job when your right to keep or renew your CDL is taken from you.

Habitual offenders who are convicted for a third time will see their driving privileges suspended for multiple years, be charged a large fine and have to spend 15 days in jail.

A fourth conviction makes DUI a felony, and it comes with higher bail amounts and steeper fines.

Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you or a loved one with your DUI arrest.

 
 
Drug-Related Charges
 
Do you or someone you know need to get of jail after a drug-related charge? A 2nd Chance Bail Bonds can get the process started 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.

Each county’s jail operates slightly differently. Because we know how holding facilities work in Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett and Cobb counties, we can cut through the red tape and get your loved one released as quickly as possible.

Facing different charges? A 2nd Chance arranges bail bonds for DUIburglary and theft and other charges, too.
 

What it Means to Face Drug-related Charges

In Georgia, drug-related crimes include:

  • Drug possession
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Drug smuggling
  • Drug distribution
  • Driving under the influence of drugs (DUID)
  • Drug possession with intent to sell, manufacture or distribute
  • Drug manufacturing
  • Drug trafficking
  • Drug transportation

Drug charges can be either misdemeanor charges, which carry less serious consequences, or felonies, which come with higher bail amounts and more jail time. Fines linked to the severity of the charge or charges can also be assessed.

Felony drug charges include manufacturing, smuggling, possession with intent to distribute, while possession, possession of paraphernalia and driving under the influence of drugs are classified as misdemeanors.

The classification of the charge or charges affects the bail amount as does the presence of other charges tied to the same incident. In addition, a defendant with previous drug convictions can expect higher bail amounts, larger fines and longer time in prison.

Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you or a loved one with a drug-related arrest.

 
 
Theft or Burglary Charges
 
Staring down a theft or burglary charge? A 2nd Chance Bail Bonds can get the process started at any hour of the day or night – even on holidays.

Each county’s jail operates slightly differently. Because we know how holding facilities work in Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett and Cobb counties, we can cut through the red tape and get your loved one released as quickly as possible.

Facing different charges? A 2nd Chance arranges bail bonds for DUIdrug possession and other charges, too.
 

What it Means to be Charged with Theft or Burglary

Because taking someone else’s property and the violence associated with this act is a serious charge, it carries a higher bail amount than other crimes. In some cases, bail is denied all together – especially if the theft was committed with a weapon.

In Georgia, being convicted of theft or burglary can carry a sentence of 10 years to life in prison – and sometimes the death penalty can come into play. If a pharmacy or drug store is targeted to gain access to controlled substances, the defendant is looking at a minimum sentence of 15 years.

If your loved one has been charged with theft or burglary in Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett or Cobb county, A 2nd Chance can help if they have already had a bail amount set. Put us to work getting your loved one out of jail as quickly as possible.

Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you or a loved one with a theft-related arrest.

 
 
Other Crimes
 
Are you or loved one facing charges for a crime? A 2nd Chance Bail Bonds can get the bail bonds process started at any hour of the day or night – even on holidays.

Each county’s jail operates slightly differently. Because we know how holding facilities work in Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett and Cobb counties, we can cut through the red tape and get your loved one released as quickly as possible.

Facing different charges? A 2nd Chance issues bail bonds for DUIdrug possessionburglary and theft, too.
 

What it Means to be Charged with a Crime in Georgia

When you’ve been arrested for a crime, your first priority is to get out of jail as quickly as possible. Bail is set at your first court appearance. However, many times a defendant can post bail prior to the hearing because bail amounts are standardized for common crimes and given our many years of experience, A 2nd Chance Bail Bonds knows what those amounts are.

We issue bail bonds in Fulton, Cobb, DeKalb and Gwinnett counties for a wide variety of crimes including DUIdrug possessionburglary and theft, arson, battery, child endangerment, criminal trespass, cybercrimes, domestic violence, fraud, hit-and-run, loitering and many others.

Contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you or a loved one with an arrest.

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