Bond Agreement and Restraining Orders
The bond agreement, which was signed by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and Trump's defense attorneys, outlines several conditions that the former president must adhere to. First and foremost, Trump is barred from intimidating co-defendants, witnesses, or victims involved in the case. This restriction extends to all forms of communication, including social media.
The order explicitly states that Trump cannot make any direct or indirect threats against witnesses or co-defendants, and this includes posts on social media or reposts made by others. Moreover, the former president is prohibited from discussing the facts of the case with any co-defendant or witness, unless through their respective attorneys.
The order sets Trump's bond at $80,000 for the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) charge. Additionally, an amount of $10,000 has been added for each of the 12 other counts he is facing.
Deadline for Surrender
Fani Willis has set a deadline of noon on Friday for Trump and his 18 co-defendants to turn themselves in at Fulton County Jail for booking. The importance of adhering to this deadline cannot be overstated.
The bond amount set for Donald Trump in the Georgia case stands at $200,000. Strict conditions have been imposed to ensure that Trump does not engage in any form of intimidation, particularly on social media platforms. With the surrender deadline looming, it remains to be seen how this legal saga will unfold.
Trump Indicted in Case of Voter Subversion
Last week, former President Donald Trump was charged in a case where prosecutors accuse him and his allies of conspiring to subvert the will of voters in a desperate attempt to retain power after losing to Democrat Joe Biden.
Despite vehemently denying any wrongdoing, Trump has been relentlessly criticizing the case even before he was indicted. He specifically called out Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, a Republican who resisted his efforts to overturn the election, in a recent social media post.
The arraignments for the defendants, including Trump, are proposed to take place during the week of September 5th. Following this, the trial is scheduled to commence in March.
In addition to Trump, three lawyers who were indicted alongside him will also face bond hearings. The bond for the RICO charge has been set at $20,000 for each lawyer, with varying amounts for the other charges. John Eastman and Kenneth Chesebro have bonds set at $100,000, while Ray Smith's bond is $50,000.
Moreover, Scott Hall, a bail bondsman accused of participating in a breach of election equipment in rural Coffee County, has had his bond set at $10,000.
This marks the fourth criminal case against Trump as he actively campaigns to reclaim the White House in 2024.