STATE COURT OF LIBERTY COUNTY

Misdemeanor Criminal Bonds



The following are usual bond amounts for misdemeanor criminal offenses in Liberty State Court. The amounts are established by Hon. Leon M. Braun, Jr., Judge of Liberty State Court, as amounts generally required of a defendant as bond for release from jail for a particular offense. When a bond is posted, it may paid in cash or property. A property bond must be twice as large as the bond amount (for example, a person charged with a crime in which the bond is $136 is required to post a $272 property bond), and the bond must be approved by Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes or his designee.

A defendant who is not required or who does not desire to appear in court to contest charges (for example, for a traffic offense such as speeding) may forfeit his or her cash bond as the fine amount for the offense. The Office of the Clerk of Liberty State Court accepts credit cards for payment of all traffic-related bonds and fines. A surcharge is assessed when a credit card payment is made. Bond amounts for credit card payments are shown below.

A person who fraudulently uses another person's credit card or who tenders payment to this office a credit card payment for fraudulent purposes shall be subject to prosecution pursuant to the provisions of O.C.G.A. § 16-9-33, and may be fined up to $5,000.00 and imprisoned for not less than one year nor more than three years, or both.

The Office only accepts U.S. currency (cash), cashier's checks, and money orders for payment of court-ordered fines.

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Bond and fine payments should be made to the Sheriff's Office at 201 South Main Street, Suite 1300; Hinesville, Georgia 31313. Telephone (912-876-2131) for more information if necessary.

OFFENSE/STATUTE/($ BASE FINE AMOUNT) TOTAL
BOND/FINE AMT.
CREDIT
CARD AMT.
ACCIDENTS
FAILURE TO REPORT ACCIDENT (OCGA § 40-6-273) ($500) $ 734 $ 752
FAILURE TO STOP OR RENDER AID (OCGA § 40-6-270) ($500) $ 734 $ 752
LEAVING SCENE OF ACCIDENT (OCGA § 40-6-270) ($500) $ 734 $ 752
STRIKING AN UNATTENDED VEHICLE (OCGA § 40-6-272) ($500) $ 734 $ 752
AGAINST PERSON (INCLUDING CRIMES AGAINST PEACE OFFICERS)
ASSAULT ON LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER (HIGH AND AGGRAVATED) ($1,000) $ 1,359 $ 1,393
CRIMINAL TRESPASS (O.C.G.A. § 16-7-21) ($300) $ 429 $ 440
CRUELTY TO CHILDREN (O.C.G.A. § 16-5-70) ($400) $ 569 $ 583
DISORDERLY CONDUCT (OCGA § 16-11-39)
1st Offense ($250) $ 359 $ 368
2nd Offense ($500) $ 709 $ 727
GIVING FALSE INFORMATION (O.C.G.A. § 16-1-25) ($200) $ 289 $ 296
GIVING FALSE NAME (O.C.G.A. § 16-10-25) ($200) $ 289 $ 296
HARASSING PHONE CALLS (O.C.G.A. § 16-11-39.1) ($400) $ 569 $ 583
HAZING (OCGA § 16-5-61) ($500) $ 709 $ 727
INTERFERENCE WITH 911 (O.C.G.A. § 16-10-24.3) ($100) $ 149 $ 153
SEXUAL BATTERY -- HIGH AND AGGRAVATED (OCGA § 16-6-221) ($1,000) $ 1,359 $ 1,393
SIMPLE ASSAULT (OCGA § 16-5-20)
1st Offense ($400) $ 569 $ 583
2nd Offense ($600) $ 839 $ 860
SIMPLE BATTERY (OCGA § 16-5-23)
1st Offense ($400) $ 569 $ 583
2ndOffense ($600) $ 839 $ 860
STALKING (O.C.G.A. § 16-5-90) ($600) $ 839 $ 860
THEFT OF MISLAID PROPERTY (O.C.G.A. § 16-8-6) ($600) $ 839 $ 860
ALCOHOL- AND DRUG- RELATED
ALCOHOL, FURNISHING TO MINOR (BUSINESS TO PERSON UNDER 21) (OCGA § 3-3-23)
1st Offense ($500) $ 1,085 $ 1,112
2nd Offense ($1,000) $ 2,060 $ 2,112
DUI (OCGA § 40-6-391)
1st Offense ($750) $ 1,573 $ 1,612
2nd Offense ($1,200) $ 2,450 $ 2,511
3rd Offense ($2,650) $ 5,278 $ 5,410
FURNISHING ALCOHOL TO MINOR (BY INDIVIDUAL) (OCGA § 3-3-23.1.2)
1st Offense ($500) $ 1,085 $ 1,112
2nd Offense ($1,000) $ 2,060 $ 2,112
OPEN CONTAINER VIOLATION (OCGA § 40-6-253) ($200) $ 299 $ 306
POSSESSION OF DRUG-RELATED OBJECTS (O.C.G.A. § 16-13-32), 1st Offense ($200) $ 389 $ 399
POSSESSION OF DRUG-RELATED OBJECTS (O.C.G.A. § 16-13-32), 2nd Offense ($400) $ 769 $ 788
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA (OCGA §16-13-2)
1st Offense ($600) $ 1,139 $ 1,167
2nd Offense ($1,000) $ 1,859 $ 1,905
PUBLIC DRUNK (OCGA § 16-11-41)
1st Offense ($300) $ 429 $ 440
2nd Offense ($500) $ 709 $ 727
UNDER-AGE DRINKING [OCGA § 3-3-23-1(2a)] ($400) $ 880 $ 902
DRIVER'S LICENSE
DRIVER'S LICENSE, UNLAWFUL USE OF (OCGA § 40-5-120) ($300) $ 444 $ 455
DRIVING WITH IMPROPER, NO LICENSE OR EXPIRED TAG (OCGA § 40-2-8) ($100) $ 154 $ 158
LICENSE NOT ON PERSON (PROOF AFTER CITATION - OCGA § 40-5-29) ($10) $ 26 $ 27
DRIVING WITH SUSPENDED OR REVOKED (OCGA § 40-5-121)
1st Offense ($500) $ 734 $ 752
2nd Offense ($1,050) $ 1,477 $ 1,514
3rd Offense ($2,500) $ 3,434 $ 3,520
EXPIRED DRIVER'S LICENSE (OCGA § 40-5-20(a)(1)) ($200) $ 299 $ 306
FRAUDULENT/FICTITIOUS USE/ALTERED LICENSE (O.C.G.A. § 40-5-120) ($300) $ 444 $ 455
INSURANCE
NO INSURANCE VEHICLE INSURANCE (OCGA § 40-6-10) ($300) $ 444 $ 455
OTHER OFFENSES
CARRYING A CONCEALED WEAPON (OCGA § 16-11-126)
1st Offense ($500) $ 709 $ 727
2nd Offense ($700) $ 969 $ 993
3rd Offense ($1,000) $ 1,359 $ 1,393
DISPLAYING OBSCENE MATERIAL UNLAWFULLY (OCGA § 16-12-80) ($200) $ 289 $ 296
ENDANGERING A CHILD (OCGA § 40-6-139.1) ($500) $ 734 $ 752
GAS PUMP DRIVE OFF (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-255) ($100) $ 154 $ 158
ILLEGAL DUMPING OF WASTE (O.C.G.A. § 16-7-52A) ($200) $ 289 $ 296
IMPERSONATING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER/VEHICLE (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-395a) ($500) $ 734 $ 752
LOITERING (O.C.G.A. § 16-11-36) ($150) $ 219 $ 224
LOUD MUSIC (OCGA § 40-6-14)
1st Offense ($250) $ 372 $ 381
2nd Offense ($400) $ 589 $ 604
3rd Offense ($450) $ 662 $ 679
PEDESTRIAN UNDER INFLUENCE (OCGA § 40-6-98) ($200) $ 299 $ 306
POSSESSION OF ILLEGAL FIREWORKS (O.C.G.A. § 25-10-2) ($100) $ 149 $ 153
PUBLIC INDENCENCY (O.C.G.A. § 16-6-8) (250) $ 359 $ 368
SHOPLIFTING (O.C.G.A. § 16-8-14), 1st Offense ($600) $ 839 $ 860
SHOPLIFTING (O.C.G.A. § 16-8-14), 2nd Offense ($1000) $ 1,359 $ 1,393
PASSENGER RESTRAINT (SEAT BELTS)
SEAT BELT OR CHILD RESTRAINT, FAILURE TO WEAR (OCGA § 40-8-76)
Occupant (front seat) [OCGA § 40-8-76 (e)(1)(2)] (no surcharges) ($15) $ 15 $ 15
Passenger over 4 yrs. [OCGA § 40-8-76 (e)(1)(3)] ($25) $ 47 $ 48
Child under 6 years of age [OCGA § 40-8-76 (b)(2)] (no surchages)
1st Offense ($50) $ 50 $ 51
2nd Offense ($100) $ 100 $ 102
PEACE OFFICER'S DUTIES (INCLUDING INTERFERENCE WITH)
DISOBEYING PEACE OFFICER ($200) $ 289 $ 296
FALSE INFORMATION, GIVING TO PEACE OFFICER (OCGA § 16-1-25) ($200) $ 289 $ 296
FLEEING/ELUDING PEACE OFFICER (OCGA § 40-6-395), 1ST OFFENSE ($600) $ 869 $ 891
FLEEING/ELUDING PEACE OFFICER (OCGA § 40-6-395), 2ND OFFENSE ($1000) $ 1,409 $ 1,444
FLEEING/ELUDING PEACE OFFICER (OCGA § 40-6-395), 3RD OFFENSE ($2500) $ 3,434 $ 3,520
OBSTRUCTION OF A PEACE OFFICER (OCGA § 16-10-24)
1st Offense ($400) $ 569 $ 583
2nd Offense ($700) $ 969 $ 993
SPEEDING (OCGA § 40-6-1 and § 40-6-81)
PER POSTED SPEED LIMIT
5-9 MPH OVER POSTED SPEED LIMIT ($25) (residential zone) $ 47 $ 48
10-14 MPH OVER POSTED SPEED LIMIT ($100) $ 154 $ 158
15-18 MPH OVER POSTED SPEED LIMIT ($125) $ 191 $ 196
19-23 MPH OVER POSTED SPEED LIMIT ($150) $ 227 $ 233
24-34 MPH OVER POSTED SPEED LIMIT ($500) $ 734 $ 752
35 MPH OR MORE OVER POSTED SPEED LIMIT ($1000) $ 1,409 $ 1,444
TAG/VEHICLE REGISTRATION
DEALER TAG, IMPROPER USE OF (O.C.G.A. § 40-2-38) ($200) $ 299 $ 306
EXPIRED TAG (OCGA § 40-2-8) ($100) $ 154 $ 158
FAILURE TO REGISTER VEHICLE W/IN 30 DAYS (O.C.G.A. § 40-2-90) ($100) $ 154 $ 158
LICENSE PLATE, IMPROPER DISPLAY (OCGA § 40-2-41) ($100) $ 154 $ 158
MUTILATION OR ALTERATION OF TAG (OCGA § 40-2-6) ($500) $ 734 $ 752
NEW TAG WITHIN 21 DAYS (O.C.G.A. § 40-2-20b) ($100) $ 154 $ 158
OPERATING UNREGISTERED VEHICLE (O.C.G.A. § 40-2-8a) ($100) $ 154 $ 158
SUSPENDED TAG/REGISTRATION (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-15), 1st Offense ($500) $ 734 $ 752
SUSPENDED TAG/REGISTRATION (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-15), 2nd Offense ($1050) $ 1,477 $ 1,514
SUSPENDED TAG/REGISTRATION (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-15), 3rd Offense ($2500) $ 3,434 $ 3,520
UNLAWFUL TRANSFER OF TAG (OCGA § 40-2-5) ($400) $ 589 $ 604
TRAFFIC OFFENSES (MOVING AND NON-MOVING)
AGGRESSIVE DRIVING (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-397) ($600) $ 869 $ 891
BACKING WITHOUT REASONABLE SAFETY (OCGA § 40-6-240) ($150) $ 227 $ 233
BICYCLE TO BE RIDDEN RIGHT SIDE ROADWAY (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-294A) ($150) $ 227 $ 233
BOTH HANDS ON HANDLEBARS (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-311) ($100) $ 154 $ 158
CONSTRUCTION ZONE, EXCESSIVE SPEED (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-180a) ($150) $ 227 $ 233
DRIVER EXERCISE DUE CARE (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-241) ($150) $ 227 $ 233
DRIVING ON WRONG SIDE OF ROAD (OCGA § 40-6-40) ($150) $ 227 $ 233
DISREGARDING RAILROAD BARRIER (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-140B) ($150) $ 227 $ 233
DRIVING W/O LIGHTS (HOUR BEFORE/AFTER SUNSET) (OCGA § 40-8-20) ($150) $ 227 $ 233
DUTY TO REMOVE VEHICLE FROM ROADWAY (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-275) ($300) $ 444 $ 455
FAILURE TO GRANT RIGHT OF WAY TO PEDESTRIAN (OCGA § 40-6-91) ($150) $ 227 $ 233
FAILURE TO STOP FOR A SCHOOL BUS (OCGA § 40-6-169) ($300) $ 444 $ 455
FAILURE TO YIELD RIGHT OF WAY (OCGA §40-6-70) ($150) $ 227 $ 233
FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY (OCGA-40-6-49) ($150) $ 227 $ 233
HANDICAP PARKING, ILLEGALLY PARKING IN (OCGA § 40-6-226) ($100) $ 154 $ 158
HEADLIGHTS, FAILURE TO DIM (OCGA § 40-8-31) ($150) $ 227 $ 233
HIT AND RUN/UNATTENDED VEHICLE (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-271) ($500) $ 734 $ 752
IMPEDING TRAFFIC (OCGA § 40-6-184) ($150) $ 227 $ 233
IMPROPER BACKING (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-240) ($150) $ 227 $ 233
IMPROPER LANE CHANGE/ USAGE (OCGA § 40-6-48) ($150) $ 227 $ 233
IMPROPER PARKING (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-203) ($100) $ 154 $ 158
IMPROPER PASSING (OCGA § 40-6-42) ($150) $ 227 $ 233
IMPROPER STOPPING ON ROADWAY (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-123a) ($150) $ 227 $ 233
LAYING DRAGS (OCGA § 40-6-251) ($150) $ 227 $ 233
LITTERING HIGHWAY (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-249) ($150) $ 227 $ 233
MOTORCYCLE, NO HELMET (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-315) ($200) $ 299 $ 306
MOTORCYCLE WITHOUT LIGHTS (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-312E) ($150) $ 227 $ 233
MOTORCYCLE WITHOUT WINDSHIELD/EYE PROTECTION (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-315B) ($150) $ 227 $ 233
MUST MOVE OVER LAW (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-16),1st Offense ($300) $ 444 $ 455
MUST MOVE OVER LAW (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-16), 2nd Offense ($500) $ 734 $ 752
OBSTRUCTION OF TRAFFIC (OCGA § 40-6-205) ($100) $ 154 $ 158
PARKING ILLEGALLY (OCGA § 40-6-203) ($100) $ 154 $ 158
RACING OR DRAG RACING (OCGA § 40-6-186)
1st Offense ($600) $ 869 $ 891
2nd Offense ($800) $ 1,139 $ 1,167
3rd Offense ($1000) $ 1,409 $ 1,444
 
RECKLESS DRIVING (OCGA § 40-6-390) Fine amount for Offense Dated Prior to January 2015
1st Offense ($600) $ 869 $ 891
2nd Offense ($800) $ 1,139 $ 1,167
3rd Offense ($1000) $ 1,409 $ 1,444
 
RECKLESS DRIVING (OCGA § 40-6-390) Fine amount with Offense Date of January 2015 or later
1st Offense ($600) $ 929 $ 952
2nd Offense ($800) $ 1,219 $ 1,249
3rd Offense ($1000) $ 1,509 $ 1,547
 
STOP SIGN, RUNNING (OCGA § 40-6-72) ($150) $ 227 $ 233
TOO FAST FOR CONDITIONS (OCGA § 40-6-180) ($150) $ 227 $ 233
TRAFFIC SIGNAL LIGHTS, DISOBEYING (OCGA 40-6-20) ($150) $ 227 $ 233
TURN SIGNAL, FAILURE TO USE (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-124) ($150) $ 227 $ 233
WIRELESS, UNLAWFUL USE <18 yr. of age (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-24101) ($150) $ 150 $ 154
WEAVING [OCGA § 40-6-48 (1)] ($150) $ 227 $ 233
VEHICLE-RELATED
ABANDONMENT OF VEHICLE [OCGA § 40-11-9(d)] ($100) $ 154 $ 158
ALLOWING ANOTHER TO OPERATE VEHICLE ILLEGALLY (OCGA § 40-5-122) ($200) $ 299 $ 306
DEFECTIVE/IMPROPER EQUIPMENT (OCGA § 40-8-7) ($150) $ 227 $ 233
WINDOW TINT (O.C.G.A. § 40-8-73.1) ($150) $ 227 $ 233


For inquiries concerning bond amounts for offenses not listed, e-mail clerk@libertycountyga.com

Last Update: 06/25/2012