Certain offenses are bailable only through a Superior Court judge.
Some of the offenses include:
Aircraft hijacking and motor vehicle hijacking,
Aggravated child molestation,
Aggravated sexual battery,
Manufacturing, distributing, delivering, administering or selling a
Schedule I or Schedule II controlled substance,
Trafficking in cocaine or marijuana,
if the person had
previously been convicted of or on bail for those offenses or any
other offense listed above.
A complete listing can
be found at OCGA § 17-6-1.
In the event that a person is detained on an offense bailable only
by a Superior Court judge, the Superior Court shall be notified
within 48 hours, the Court shall notify the District Attorney, and a
bond hearing shall be scheduled within 30 days after receipt of the
However, if the accused petitions the Court for bail bond, the Court then
shall notify the District Attorney and a bail bond hearing set within ten
days after the filing of the petition.
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