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When people are arrested in Florida, some alleged offenders are held in custody until they can pay a required bond amount. Other individuals, however, may be eligible for a release on recognizance, often referred to as a recognizance or ROR bond.
When a person is released from custody on an ROR bond, he or she will be instructed to sign an agreement that confirms his or her appearance at all upcoming court hearings, but does not pay any bail money. Individuals who are released on recognizance bonds must appear for all future court dates and avoid any new criminal convictions. Violation of a ROR bond can lead to an alleged offender being arrested again and possibly denied bond.
If you or someone you know was arrested in North Florida for an alleged criminal offense, it is in your best interest to retain legal counsel as soon as possible for help possibly being released on your own recognizance. Pumphrey Law defends clients in communities throughout Jefferson County, Gadsden County, Leon County, Wakulla County, and Liberty County.
Don Pumphrey and the Tallahassee criminal defense attorneys at Pumphrey Law will fight to get you released from custody with the lowest possible bond amount. You can have our lawyers provide a complete evaluation of your case as soon as you call (850) 681-7777 to take advantage of a free initial consultation.
Florida Statute § 903.046(1) establishes that the purpose of a bail determination in criminal proceedings is to ensure the appearance of the alleged offender at subsequent proceedings and to protect the community against unreasonable danger from the alleged offender. Under Florida Statute § 903.046(2), a court will consider all of the following factors when determining whether to release an alleged offender on bail or other conditions:
If a judge believes that an alleged offender satisfies all of the required factors, then he or she may be released on his or her own recognizance. First-time offenders who are not charged with serious criminal offenses are often eligible for ROR bonds so long as they have not missed prior court appearances.
Conditions of pretrial release are established under Florida Statute § 903.047. As a condition of pretrial release, whether such release is by surety bail bond or recognizance bond or in some other form, Florida Statute § 903.047(1) states that an alleged offender must refrain from criminal activity of any kind, comply with all conditions of pretrial release, and, if the court issues an order of no contact, refrain from any contact of any type with the alleged victim, except through pretrial discovery pursuant to the Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure.
Unless otherwise specified by the court, the phrase “no contact” includes the following prohibited acts:
Under Florida Statute § 903.0471, a court can revoke pretrial release and order pretrial detention if it finds probable cause to believe that the alleged offender committed a new crime while on pretrial release.
Were you or your loved one recently arrested for an alleged crime in North Florida? You will want to immediately contact Pumphrey Law for help possibly being released on an ROR bond.
Don Pumphrey and the criminal defense lawyers in Tallahassee at Pumphrey Law represent individuals in communities all over the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend region, such as Quincy, Monticello, Tallahassee, Crawfordville, Bristol, and many others. Call (850) 681-7777 or fill out an online contact form to have our attorneys review your case and answer all of your legal questions during a free, confidential consultation.
This article was last updated on Friday, September 15, 2017.
Attorney Don Pumphrey, Jr. is a former prosecutor, former law enforcement officer, and a successful and experienced criminal defense attorney. Don has achieved over 100 not guilty verdicts at trial and over 2,000 dismissals.
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