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can u get a bond for trafficking marijuana in ga if u have

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can u get a bond for trafficking marijuana in ga if u have no record
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 6 years ago.

If you are asking whether the judge is likely to set bond on a first arrest trafficker in marijuana, the answer is that a first arrest drug felony defendant is usually able to get a non-incarceratory disposition Therefore, he is usually released on his own recognizance rather than in need of bond. One possible exception would be if the controlled substance was in such a great amount that the defendant would appear to be a major player in a drug cartel. Another might be if he appeared to be a flight risk -- a resident of another state or from another country.

If you are asking whether a Georgia bondsman would take on the matter of a first arrest marijuana trafficker, the charge itself would not appear to be a bar to it.

Edited by FranL on 1/3/2011 at 4:23 AM EST