The Act amends bail hearing procedures, providing that certain offenses are bailable only before a superior court judge. In addition, the Act limits when bail can be granted in cases involving certain offenses. Lastly, the Act creates a rebuttable presumption of flight for those defendants facing a second conviction for the commission of a serious violent felony.
Claire M. Kimball,
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE Bonds and Recognizances: Expand Superior Court Jurisdiction of Bail Hearings; Create Rebuttable Presumption of Flight for Persons Accused of Certain Violent Crimes,
Ga. St. U. L. Rev.
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