In the state of Florida if you are charged a crime you are entitled to bond. However, if you are charged with a violation of probation you are not entitled to bond. When I say you’re entitled to bond, you have the right to have reasonable bonds set. If you cannot afford the amount of the bond that has been set, it is important to have someone in your corner that knows the law in his show the judge half of what issue or the bond. If the court is holding you without bond due to show the judge why you are entitled to a bond and prove that the State wrong. This needs to happen quickly because no-one likes to be in jail.
If you have a warrant out for your arrest, we need to put a motion before the court to get rid of the warrant. You do not want to be released on bond and be mistakenly picked up by law enforcement all over again.
All bonds have a standard condition for release, including you cannot commit a new crime and you may not have access to or possess weapons. These conditions may vary based on the type of crime you have been accused of. If you are accused of hitting someone, most likely you will be prohibited to have contact with that person. If you stole something from Walmart, most likely you will not be allowed to go to a Walmart while you are out on bond. Sometimes you may be required to turn in your passport or be restricted from leaving the State.
If you have a previous criminal history and have failed to show up for hearings in the past, you may end up being denied bail, or be forced to wear an ankle monitor.
Michael S. Brown, Esquire has been an attorney in the Orlando area for over 13 years. He was a prosecutor for over 5 years with the State Attorney’s Office in Orange and Osceola County. There, he handled misdemeanor cases, juvenile cases, felony cases, felony violations of probation, and litigated over 20 jury trials.
Mr. Brown left the State Attorney’s Office to become a civil litigator in the areas of foreclosure, breaches of contract, and insurance defense. He has practiced in Courts throughout the State.
Mr. Brown is admitted to practice in every Court in the State of Florida. He is a member of the Florida Bar and all 3 federal courts in Florida.