Does a sheriff have the right to tell someone who got out of jail on bond that they can’t come back to the county in which they have lived in all their life?

It’s not a judge order.

Asked on October 8, 2011 under Criminal Law, Georgia

Answers:

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

The sheriff if he or she told you not to come back to the county where you have lived all your life after you have gotten out of jail by posting a bail bond has the right to say what was said under the Constitutional Right of Free Speech.

However, from a professional standpoint what supposedly was said was not proper and has no legal effect as to where you can reside or not reside. If you have a criminal defense attorney representing you regarding the offense that you got out on bond, you should tell him or her what the sheriff advised you.

Good luck.


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