The Act provides that chief magistrates may establish no contest cash bond schedules, allows persons arrested or accused of misdemeanor bad check violations to post a no contest cash bond, and deems failure to appear for trial to be a guilty plea and forfeiture of the bond, unless the court provides otherwise. When the court rejects the guilty plea and forfeiture, the Act instructs the court to issue a bench warrant for the defendant's arrest for subsequent default.
Angelyn M. Wright,
COURTS Magistrate Courts: Provide for an Optional No Contest Bond Forfeiture Procedure for Misdemeanor Bad Check Violations as a Final Disposition and Provide for Bench Warrants When Forfeiture Is Not Final Disposition,
Ga. St. U. L. Rev.
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