He needs an attorney and the tasks will vary greatly depending on who the probation officer is, the judge, the prosecutor and the case manager (to the Judge). Taking this on without counsel will surely delay his release greatly. Best of luck to you.
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If the hold is in Fulton County State Court, and it is for missing court, then the hold can be removed almost immediately. Once removed, it takes the Fulton County system 24 to 48 hours to update, and show that the hold has been removed. Removing this type of hold is relatively easy to do.
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