To provide a pretrial release program to assist with inmate release and supervision of defendants with bond conditions until case completion and to serve as a neutral information gathering division for judicial officers in accordance with Rule 27 of the Uniform Superior Court Rules.
The Pretrial Division of Cobb County Magistrate Court is responsible for:
Interviewing in-custody defendants to determine their eligibility for court-ordered release programs
Verifying data and conducting criminal history checks
Supervising released defendants until adjudication
Data collected enables Magistrate judges to assess public safety issues, flight risks, and set appropriate bond conditions.
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(Non-financial release) Eligible defendants are required to comply with certain conditions, often including limitations on association, movement and other activities, and defendants are supervised by Pretrial until their case is completed.
The approved surety deposits 10% of the bond, including all state mandated fees, at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center. When the case is completed, 90% of the 10% deposit will be refunded to the surety by the State or Superior Court Clerk’s Office.