Coweta County Jail Inmate Bail & Bonds

Coweta County Jail

Address:
560 Greison Trail
Newnan, GA 30263

Phone:

770-253-1664

How do Bail Bonds work at Coweta County Jail

Bail is the temporary release of an accused person awaiting trial on condition that a sum of cash money be lodged to guarantee their appearance in Coweta County Court in Newnan, Georgia.

Once the defendant is booked and filed for arrest, a custody and bail hearing will be scheduled, usually within 48 hours.

At the hearing the judge may issue a bail or bond amount. This bail or bond is a refundable sum of cash money paid to the court to provide incentive for the defendant to attend all scheduled court hearings.

Who do I call to find out the Bond for an Inmate?

Please call the jail at 770-253-1664 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Coweta County Jail.
A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule.
The purpose of the bond is to assure the offender's appearance in court.

Instructions on how to post Bail or Bond in Coweta County

Because Coweta County and Georgia can change their bail bond procedures, it is always best to call either the jail or the court directly after an arrestee has been booked. Go directly to the Coweta County Jail and Court pages here to find the phone number you need for this information.

Ask the jail or court representative these specific questions:

  1. Is the defendant eligible for bail or a bond?
  2. How much will the bail or bond be?
  3. Where do I go to pay it?
  4. Are there any days or times of the day or night when I cannot post bail?
  5. What types of payment are allowed? Cash? Money order? Credit card? What types of credit cards? Property or other collateral? Surety bonds?
  6. Do I have to use a bail or bond agent?

To save you the time and trouble, jailexchange.com has compiled the bail bond policies for the Newnan area which you can link to directly by going here.

If you feel the bail is too high and you wish to get it reduced, contact a lawyer or the defendant's public defender and get them to look into what they can do to get a bail reduction.

Option 1 - How to Post Bail using Cash for a Defendant at Coweta County Jail

The first option, a cash bond, is to pay the full bail amount in cash, cashier's check, or money order. Personal Checks are not accepted.

Depending on the crime, this amount could be anywhere from $100 to $75,000 or more.

To pay a cash bond, go to Coweta County Jail or to the court where the bail hearing occurred. Going directly to the jail will quicken the release of the defendant as any bail paperwork processed at the court will have to be transferred to the jail.

Cashier's Checks and Money Orders may be made out to Coweta County Jail where the defendant is being held, but usually to the Coweta County Sheriff's Office or to the Coweta County Court.

To purchase money orders visit any Western Union, Moneygram or Post Office.

Option 2 - How to Post a Private or Surety Bond for a Defendant at Coweta County Jail

In the event that someone does not have the full bond amount available to him or her, there is what is called a private bond or surety bond.

This is an agreement made with a bail agent or bondsman who will post the full bail amount. In return, the defendant and/or cosigner will pay a premium to the bail agent. This premium will be 10-15% of the full bail amount.

For example, if bail is posted at $5,000, then the premium will cost approximately $500-$750.

A bail agent will often require some form of collateral, for example, a lien on a house, a car or jewelry. This is to ensure that if the defendant skips bail, or does not appear in court, the bail agent has some sort of compensation for the full bail amount being paid.

Remember, by making an agreement with a bail agent the signatory takes responsibility for paying the full bail amount if the defendant does not appear in court.

Option 3 - How to Post a Property Bond for a Defendant at Coweta County Jail

If you are a landowner in Coweta County you may be able to post a property bond. Property within Coweta County may be used as collateral to bail someone out. All owners of the property must be present to sign the bond in order for this to happen.

To find if property located outside of Coweta County can be used as collateral, call a local bail or bond agent or contact a defense lawyer.

Click here for additional information on how to post bail at Coweta County Jail.

Who can post Bail or Bond for a Defendant at Coweta County Jail?

Anyone over the age of 18 who can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can post bail. Accepted forms of ID include a Photo Driver's License, Passport, or Motor Vehicle issued ID.

In many circumstances, if the defendant has the resources, they can post their own cash bail from jail.

Surety Bonds are arranged by a third party, typically a Georgia state licensed Bail Bond firm.

Juveniles may only be bailed or bonded out of custody by a parent or legal guardian.

How are Bail or Bond Amounts decided in the city of Newnan, in Coweta County, state of Georgia

As a general rule, a judge will most likely set a higher bail or bond for more serious crimes and a lower amount for less serious crimes. Other factors may include, but are not limited to:

  • The nature and circumstances of the offense
  • The defendant's record of previous convictions
  • The defendant's past record of appearance in court after being admitted to bail
  • The defendant's family ties
  • The defendant's employment record
  • The defendant's financial resources
  • The defendant's character and mental condition
  • The defendant's community ties

When will the Cash Bail or Collateral be returned to me?

Money or collateral will not be returned until the defendant's court case is finished, so realistically it could take several months to years, depending on the severity of the charges. If a defendant posts his or her own bail, Coweta County Court may retain whatever amount of fines or fees have accumulated throughout the trial.

What happens to my Bail or Collateral if the Defendant misses Court?

The Judge may order a failure to appear warrant for the person's arrest or the Judge may order a Bail Commissioner's Letter be issued that will be sent to the person with a new court date.

If cash bail was paid, the entire amount may be forfeited.

How Do Inmates in Coweta County Jail Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Coweta County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

For all the information regarding phone calls with Coweta County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How to visit an inmate in Coweta County Georgia using Video Visitation or visiting an inmate at the jail

To visit an inmate in Coweta County follow these steps:

  • In addition to visiting inmates at the jail, Coweta County Jail uses a video visitation service called IC Solutions.
  • In order to visit with your inmate online or at the Coweta County Jail Video Kiosk, you must first register with IC Solutions.
  • Once you are logged into your existing IC Solutions account or have created a new account and are logged in, you must select Register for Video and enter Coweta County Jail.
  • Then select your Coweta County Inmate.
  • Then fund your account using either a Visa, Mastercard credit or debit card.
  • Lastly, schedule a visit.
  • The cost for a remote video visit ranges from $7-10 for 20-25 minute visit. Rates are subject to change.

For full instructions on all the benefits of using IC Solutions to visit a Coweta County inmate, visiting an inmate at the jail itself, rates, policies, rules, dress codes, bringing children, attorney and clergy visits and more, go to our official Visit Inmate Page. 


 

How to visit an inmate in Coweta County Georgia using Remote Video Visitation 

To visit an inmate in Coweta County follow these steps:

  • In addition to visiting inmates at the jail, Coweta County Jail uses a video visitation service called JailATM.
  • In order to visit with your inmate online or at the Coweta County Jail Video Kiosk, you must first register with JailATM.
  • Once you register, choose the option for 'Video Calls' or Video Visits and you will be prompted for the information required, which will include copies of your state issued ID and more. 
  • Note: While JailATM also offers the following inmate services, Coweta County Jail may or may not allow all of them. Check on the JailATM website to confirm.
  • Services available through JailATM are subject to change with no notice.
    1.  You Can Send Money
         Coweta County Jail may have an agreement with JailATM so that you can deposit money online or using the kiosk in the Coweta County Jail lobby.
    2.  You Can Send Gift Packs
         Coweta County Jail may have an agreement with JailATM, which ships predetermined Gift Packs of candy, snacks and hygiene products to your inmate. Check the JailATM website to see if they allow these to be sent to your inmate.
    3.  You Can Email Inmate
         Coweta County Jail may have an agreement with JailATM which handles secure messaging between you and your inmate. Check the JailATM website to see if they allow emailing your inmate.
  • Customer Support: 877-810-0914.

For full instructions on all the benefits of using JailATM to visit a Coweta County inmate, visiting an inmate at the jail itself, rates, policies, rules, dress codes, bringing children, attorney and clergy visits and more, go to our official Visit Inmate Page. 


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Coweta County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Coweta County Jail follow these steps:

  • Go to JailATM, choose Georgia, then choose Coweta County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate, and then you will be prompted to Register with them to open an account.
  • Select the products you want shipped to them at Coweta County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Coweta County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages or sending money to an inmate in Coweta County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Coweta County.


 

How Do You Send Text or Email Messages to an Inmate in the Coweta County Jail?

To send messages to a Coweta County inmate follow these instructions:

Since Coweta County Jail contracts with JailATMProdigy Telephone Solutions. they either already or will soon provide you and your inmate the ability to use their Messaging Service to send and receive electronic messages. Try both Jail ATM & Prodigy. They are in the midst of a merger and one or the other will be handling the Coweta County Jail account.
 

Pay for the Prodigy Inmate Messaging Service at Coweta County Jail.
- Online,
- Over the Phone by calling 866-700-4545,
- Using a Kiosk at Coweta County Jail.
Pay for the JailATM Inmate Messaging Service at Coweta County Jail.
- Online,
- Using a Kiosk at Coweta County Jail.
- Over the phone 877-810-0914.

For all the information you need regarding messaging a Coweta County inmate at the jail, including how it's done, how much it costs, rules and regulations and more, check out our Text/Email an Inmate Page.
NOTE: All of your communication with an inmate is recorded. Use discretion in what you discuss.


 

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Coweta County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Coweta County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register to open an account, or Sign In to JailATM, a service that acts as a bank for inmates in Coweta County.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose Georgia, then choose Coweta County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Input an amount to deposit to your inmate in Coweta County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Coweta County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914.

For all information, tips and procedures for sending money to an inmate in Coweta County Jail, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Coweta County.


 

How Do Inmates in Coweta County Jail Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Coweta County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

  • Coweta County Jail uses the services of IC Solutions.
  • Register with them online or call them at 888-506-8407
  • Agents are available 24 hours a day, and speak both English & Spanish.
  • Services for Coweta County inmates and their families and friends include Collect Calling, PIN Debits, Purchasing Calling Cards, Voicemail & Prepaid calls.  In addition, IC Solutions provides secure messaging, sending photos, video phone calls and online deposits for inmates and their families in Coweta County.
  • Although rates are subject to change, they generally run about $0.21 per minute for phone calls.

Note: All your calls with an inmate are recorded, stored and shared with law enforcement if the conversation deals with your case or any criminal activity. Anything communicated can be used against you or your inmate in court.

For all the information regarding phone calls with Coweta County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.