By that time, attorney Michael Brown wrote Friday in a filing with the Court of Appeals, Lewis would have been “illegally detained” for eight days.
The Appeals Court’s ruling noted that Georgia law says “at no time” should bail be refused for anyone appealing a misdemeanor conviction.
Presiding DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Courtney Johnson signed the order setting bond.
“We are grateful that the Court of Appeals heard our motion and ordered the trial court to grant bond,” Brown said on his way to pick up Lewis at the jail. “The trial court judge (Becker) should have done this herself and it’s unfortunate that our client had to stay in jail several more days because she wouldn’t do what the law required.”