As seen on:
1610 Southern Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL
Board Certified Criminal Trial Specialist
In Florida, there is a presumption in favor or release on nonmonetary conditions. The judge looks at the following factors in determining the condition for release:
· Nature and circumstances of the offense and penalties;
· Weight of the evidence;
· Family ties;
· Employment history;
· Character, mental condition, and need for substance abuse help;
· Financial resources;
· Record of convictions;
· Length of residence within the jurisdiction;
· Flight or failure to appear in previous proceedings;
· Danger of defendant’s release to the community;
· Source of money used to post bond;
· Whether defendant is on release for another crime;
· Whether the defendant is on probation or parole;
· Any other relevant factors.
There are special circumstances regarding the pretrial release of someone charged with a dangerous crime. A defendant charged with a dangerous crime may only be released on nonmonetary conditions under specific circumstances.