What happens when evidence is handed over to the DA?

Question: My boyfriend had his bond reduction hearing today and his public defender handed over evidence to the DA that she believes will exonerate him. My question is, what happens now? Will he get another court date? Does the DA have a certain amount of time to look at the evidence? I don’t really know anything about the whole process and any information will be helpful.

Answer: In Georgia there isn’t a time limit on how long the DA has to review the evidence presented to them by his attorney. The State is required to file charges within 4 years for most Felony charges and within 2 years for Misdemeanors. I would suggest that you talk to your boyfriend’s attorney because the attorney will have a better idea of what is going on in his case. Keep in mind that the DA works on his own schedule and has many cases to handle – so your boyfriend’s case may not be a priority. I hope this information has been helpful. Good Luck to your boyfriend!
– George McCranie
Offices in Valdosta & Douglas, GA

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