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Client Testimonials
  • "We are very fortunate to have hired such a wonderful team!!" by A.K., Past Client
  • "I trust this law firm so much that I refer them friends and family. They are always there for you with advice and guidance." by A.S., Past Client
  • "Don Pumphrey is a very respectable and trustworthy person" by Alejandro M.
  • "He takes care of everything from start to finish. If you are looking for the best, go with Don!" by Amanda S., Past Client
  • "If your college kid makes a mistake this is the attorney you need" by Anonymous (AVVO Review), Parent of Past Client
  • "I couldn't have asked for a better law firm!" by Anonymous (Google Review 2), Past Client
  • "Mr. Pumphrey and his staff are true experts at interpretation of the law and worked hard to protect my rights." by Anonymous (Google Review 3), Past Client
  • " I would highly recommend this firm if you want diligent, brilliant attorneys working for you. The proof is in his results!" by Anonymous (Google Review), Past Client
  • "Superlative firm, experienced and professional. Definitely a stand out in Tallahassee." by Austin C., Past Client
  • "I would recommend him to anyone wanting a trustworthy, diligent, aggressive attorney that knows how to navigate the legal system and get the best possible outcome." by B.J., Past Client
  • "The legal and emotional support is unsurpassed." by Braxton O., Wife of Past Client
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  • "I would trust him with my case 10/10 times, A+ lawyer!" by D. Hoffman, Past Client
  • "If you have a fight on your hands, you want Don Pumphrey in your corner." by D. Williams, Past Client
  • "He took his time with my case and made sure to get me the best results." by David H., Past Client
  • "Today, my relative is no longer in the system, having to report on a weekly basis, graduated college & gone on with his carer, having avoided prison - Thanks to Don Pumphrey JR." by Donna J., Relative of Past Client
  • "Best criminal attorney in Florida" by Elizabeth R., Past Client
  • "He went above and beyond to help me in my troubled time." by Eric U., Past Client
  • "Mr. Pumphrey took one look at my case and had all of the charges dismissed" by Evie, Past Client
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  • "I would recommend them to anyone that is in need of the best legal care available!!! " by J. Martinez, Past Client
  • "When the quality of rest of your life is at stake go with Don trust me he has literally saved my life more then once" by J. Smith, Past Client
  • "[Don] is honest, truthful and the person you want in your corner." by J. Williams, Past Client
  • "Don Pumphrey and his staff will fight unremittingly for your your rights!" by J.C., Past Client
  • "Without question, the best criminal defense attorney in Tallahassee." by J.P.M., Past Client
  • "Saved my life best lawyer ever!" by Jacob S., Past Client
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  • "I would challenge anyone to find a more experienced, knowledgeable and result oriented criminal defense attorney anywhere" by Jonathan E., Peer
  • "You will not find a finer, more experienced criminal attorney in Tallahassee to handle mistakes made by yourself or your student." by Kim, Parent of Past Client
  • "I will definitely be recommending his firm to anyone I come across that needs legal counsel. Thank you Don! You put our anxiety at ease and established a relationship and referrals for a lifetime!" by Kim S., Past Client
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  • "Don can minimize your momentary lapse in judgement!" by Laura B., Past Client
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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:

  • Cash Bond
    The alleged offender pays the full amount of the bond with cash, a money order, or a certified cashier’s check to be released. Certain courts may accept personal checks or credit card payments. The amount of this bond will be returned to the alleged offender at the conclusion of his or her case so long as he or she is not assessed any fines as part of a nolo contendere (no contest) or guilty plea. The entire bond amount is forfeited if the alleged offender fails to appear in court after being released.
  • Release-on-Own-Recognizance (ROR) Bond
    The alleged offender only signs a document guaranteeing that he or she will make all future court appearances. While the alleged offender pays nothing to be released, any failure to appear in court will result in a bench warrant being issued for his or her arrest.
  • Surety Bond
    A surety company posts a bail bond on behalf of the alleged offender, which is a written guarantee that he or she will make all future court appearances. The bonding company typically charges the alleged offender a percentage of the total bond (usually 10 percent) for this service, and that fee is nonrefundable. The bonding company could also require some form of collateral, as any failure to appear in court by the alleged offender makes the bonding company liable for the entire 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:

  • Alleged offender’s criminal history
  • Alleged offender’s employment history
  • Alleged offender’s finances
  • Alleged offender’s ties to the community
  • Likelihood alleged offender will commit another crime if bonded
  • Nature of the alleged offense
  • Whether alleged offender’s family and relatives reside in community

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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:

  • Dealing In Stolen Property
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Forgery
  • Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Theft
  • Worthless Checks

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.