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