In what situations can a bond for good behavior be issued?
Here are some examples of where a bond for good behavior can be issued:
- where a crime has occurred, but the victim is reluctant to pursue criminal prosecution;
- where probable cause exists for cross-warrants against both parties;
- where probable cause exists for the crime of terroristic threats but there is no corroboration that would be required for a conviction;
- where stalking of a former domestic partner is combined with a history of past violence;
- where the seriousness of the criminal conduct does not yet warrant prosecution, but some action is needed to prevent escalation;1
- where there has been harassment or harassing phone calls; and
- where there has been physical or verbal contact of an insulting nature.2
Note: These are examples given by two counties in Georgia but other counties may issues bonds in different situations.