Judge to Allow Cash Bonds

General Sessions Court Judge David Bales is now allowing defendants to post cash bonds rather than going through the traditional system involving bail bond agents, the Chattanoogan reports. According to Judge Bales, the system gives defendants the impetus to come up for their case, and it brings in much-needed income for the county. When the defendant has fulfilled his commitment on the bond, the amount he or she owes the county for fines or court costs is deducted from the amount that is rebated.