2020 Georgia Code
Title 17 - Criminal Procedure
Chapter 6 - Bonds and Recognizances

Cross references.

- Prohibition against excessive bail, U.S. Const., amend. 8 and Ga. Const. 1983, Art. I, Sec. I, Para. XVII.

Witness bonds in the event of commitment by court, §§ 17-7-26,17-7-27.

Bonds and first appearance, Uniform State Court Rules, Rule 26.1.

Bond hearings in Juvenile Court, Uniform Rules for the Juvenile Courts of Georgia, Rules 9.1 and 9.2.

U.S. Code.

- Release from custody, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rule 46.

Law reviews.

- For article, "Injustice Under Law: Perpetuating and Criminalizing Poverty Through the Courts," see 33 Ga. St. U.L. Rev. 695 (2017). For article, "Bail and Mass Incarceration," see 53 Ga. L. Rev. 238 (2018).


Cited in Sunrise Bonding Co. v. Busbee, 165 Ga. App. 83, 299 S.E.2d 153 (1983).


Excessive Bail, 18 POF2d 149.


- Surrender of principal by sureties on bail bond, 3 A.L.R. 180; 73 A.L.R. 1369.

Bail: imposition of life sentence as affecting capital character of offense, 3 A.L.R. 970.

Induction of principal into military or naval service as exonerating his bail for nonappearance, 8 A.L.R. 371; 147 A.L.R. 1428; 148 A.L.R. 1400; 150 A.L.R. 1447; 151 A.L.R. 1462; 152 A.L.R. 1459; 153 A.L.R. 1431; 154 A.L.R. 1456; 156 A.L.R. 1457; 157 A.L.R. 1456.

Right to give bail in civil action or proceeding, 15 A.L.R. 1079.

Constitutional right to bail pending appeal from conviction, 19 A.L.R. 807; 77 A.L.R. 1235.

Disciplinary power of court in respect of suretyship in judicial proceedings, 91 A.L.R. 889.

Necessity of reference in bail bond to specific crime, 103 A.L.R. 535.

Rape as bailable offense, 118 A.L.R. 1115.

Right of surety on recognizance or bail bond to indemnity or contribution, 170 A.L.R. 1161.

Insanity of accused as affecting right to bail in criminal case, 11 A.L.R.3d 1385.

Validity, construction, and application of statutes regulating bail bond business, 13 A.L.R.3d 618.

Dismissal or vacation of indictment as terminating liability or obligation of surety on bail bond, 18 A.L.R.3d 1354.

Application of state statutes establishing pretrial release of accused on personal recognizance as presumptive form of release, 78 A.L.R.3d 780.

Promise by one other than principal to indemnify on agreeing to become surety or guarantor as within statute of frauds, 13 A.L.R.4th 1153.

Liability of surety on bail bond taken without authority, 27 A.L.R.4th 246.

Right of defendant in state court to bail pending appeal from conviction - modern cases, 28 A.L.R.4th 227.

Bail: duration of surety's liability on pretrial bond, 32 A.L.R.4th 504.

Bail: duration of surety's liability on post-trial bail bond, 32 A.L.R.4th 575.

Bail: effect on liability of bail bond surety of state's delay in obtaining indictment or bringing defendant to trial, 32 A.L.R.4th 600.

Bail: effect on surety's liability under bail bond of principal's incarceration in other jurisdiction, 33 A.L.R.4th 663.

State statutes making default on bail a separate offense, 63 A.L.R.4th 1064.

Forfeiture of bail for breach of conditions of release other than that of appearance, 68 A.L.R.4th 1082.

Propriety of applying cash bail to payment of fine, 42 A.L.R.5th 547.

Failure of person, released pursuant to provisions of Federal Bail Reform Act of 1966 (18 USCS § 3141 et seq.), to make appearance as subjecting person to penalty provided for by 18 USCS § 3150, 66 A.L.R. Fed. 668.

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