Cut-off time for newly arrested defendants to make the weekly Thursday bond calendar in Houston Superior Court is moving.

The following notice is relevant to all of our members who practice criminal law in our Superior Court:

Effective immediately and moving forward, the cut-off for newly arrested defendants to make the weekly Thursday bond calendar in Houston Superior Court is moving from Monday at noon to Saturday at 7:00am.  For example, for a defendant to be automatically placed on the next scheduled bond calendar on Thursday, August 18, they will have to have been arrested prior to 7:00am tomorrow, Saturday, August 13.  The couple extra days’ time is intended to give the defense bar and prosecutors more notice of who will be on each week’s bond calendar so that more time can be spent evaluating cases, with the expectation that this will allow necessary paperwork and relevant client and witness meetings to be completed in advance of court each week.

Please reach out to the Court’s indigent defense coordinator, Savannah Camp, at scamp@houstoncountyga.org, with any questions.