Fulton County Superior Court in Georgia revealed that former President Donald Trump’s bond would be set at $200,000 in relation to a legal case.
Alongside the bond amount, the judge, Scott McAfee, established release conditions that are aimed at ensuring certain restrictions are upheld during the legal proceedings.
The release conditions include provisions to prevent co-defendant or witness intimidation.
Additionally, Trump is required not to engage in direct communication about the facts of the case with any co-defendant, unless such communication is conducted through his lawyer.
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The specific restrictions related to intimidation mean that Trump is not allowed to make any direct or indirect threats against co-defendants, witnesses, unindicted co-conspirators, or victims.
This prohibition extends to online platforms, including social media.
Specifically, the restrictions prohibit Trump from making posts or reposts of content that could be construed as threats or intimidation on social media platforms.
These release conditions and restrictions are designed to ensure a fair legal process and prevent any actions that could potentially influence or intimidate individuals involved in the case.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis also has reached a bond agreement with one of the co-defendants in the case involving former President Donald Trump.
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Conservative attorney John Eastman’s bond has been set at $100,000, and this information has appeared on the Fulton County court website. Another co-defendant, Scott Hall, who is a bail bondsman, has also reached a bond agreement with Willis.
Hall’s bond has been set at $10,000. As part of his bond conditions, Hall is required to report to pre-trial supervision every 30 days and is prohibited from communicating with the other 18 co-defendants in the case.
In this particular case, the process for defendants differs from typical cases in Fulton County.
Instead of being booked into jail and appearing before a magistrate judge within 72 hours of arrest, the defendants, who have already been indicted, are expected to negotiate the terms of their release and bond before surrendering at the jail. This means that they won’t have an initial court appearance.
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Law enforcement presence in the Fulton County court complex remains elevated, with multiple law enforcement vehicles stationed in the surrounding area. Officers from various agencies, including the Fulton County sheriff’s office, US Marshals Service, and Atlanta police, have been providing security and monitoring the area around the courthouse and government center.
Barricades have been set up around the Fulton County courthouse, and according to a news release from the sheriff’s office, they will remain in place until Saturday.
The defendants must turn themselves in by Friday at 12 p.m. ET, as per the established deadline.
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