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Emergency Bond Hearings

Many jurisdictions in Northern Florida utilize a uniform bond schedule that sets certain amounts for certain criminal offenses. With many felony charges, the amounts of these bonds can be simply unaffordable for average people.

Unless an alleged offender is accused of a capital felony, he or she has the right to request a lower, more reasonable bond prior to any conviction. After a person has been arrested, he or she will usually make his or her initial appearance before a judge within 24 hours and it is critical to have legal representation at this time to ensure that the alleged offender gets the most favorable bond terms possible.

Attorney for Emergency Bond Hearings in Tallahassee, FL

If your loved one has been arrested for any type of criminal offense in Northern Florida, The Pumphrey Law can fight to get him or her released from custody as soon as possible. Don Pumphrey, Jr. and the firm have more than two decades of combined legal experience with the criminal justice system in locations throughout the Florida Panhandle.

Our Tallahassee emergency bond hearing attorneys assist clients all over Leon County as well as surrounding areas such as Franklin County, Gadsden County, Jefferson County, Liberty County, and Wakulla County. We will provide a thorough evaluation of your case as soon as you call (850) 681-7777 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.


Leon County Emergency Bond Hearings Overview


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Types of Bond in Florida

Alleged offenders generally have one of three ways of posting bail after a court has set the bond amount:


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Factors Considered by Leon County Courts in Lowering or Reducing Bond

The court takes a number of different factors into consideration when determining bond amounts. The positive or negative impact of these factors depends entirely on the alleged offender, but some of the aspects that will be considered may include:


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Tallahassee Bond Hearings for Nebbia Holds

In certain cases, the court may impose a bond condition known as a Nebbia Hold. Also referred to as a Bond Source Hearing, this requires an alleged offender or any co-signers posting bond to provide proof that the funds being used to post the bond have come from legitimate sources.

The idea of a Nebbia Hold is to ensure that the funds used to pay bond have not come from such activities as:

Motions to lift Nebbia Holds can often be filed in conjunction with motions to reduce bond amounts.


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Florida Emergency Bond Hearings Resources

2nd Judicial Circuit of Florida — You can find more information about Circuit Judges and County Judges on this website serving Leon County, Gadsden County, Liberty County, Jefferson County, Wakulla County, and Liberty County. There are also court calendars, forms, and administrative orders.

301 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 577-4000

Leon County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller — This page of the Clerk of Courts website contains many answers to frequently asked questions. This includes information about acceptable forms of payment, address changes, and getting cases sealed or expunged.


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Find an Emergency Bond Hearing Lawyer in Tallahassee

Was your loved one recently arrested and is now awaiting a bond hearing in Northern Florida? You will want to make sure that he or she has legal representation in court that will provide the best chance of your loved one being released as quickly as possible with the least amount of financial hardship.

Our Tallahassee emergency bond hearing attorneys at the Pumphrey Law fight for residents of Apalachicola, Bristol, Carrabelle, Chattahoochee, Monticello, Quincy, Saint Marks, and many more communities in surrounding areas of Leon County. Call (850) 681-7777 right now to take advantage of a free legal consultation.


This article was last updated on October 22, 2016.

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