Bond Hearings and Reductions Attorneys
Serving Indian River/ St. Lucie/ Brevard/ Martin and Okeechobee counties
Felony arrests almost always result in the Defendant being held overnight until First Appearance. Most people do not realize that each and every defendant is entitled to bond unless charged with Violation of Probation or certain other major or violent felonies. Hiring an attorney quickly can make a big difference in the bond amount set by the Court.
How Bond Hearings and Reductions in Florida
When someone is arrested in Florida, they are entitled to a bond hearing to set the terms of their release from pretrial detention. In most cases, this happens within 24 hours of being arrested. A person’s financial status, criminal history record, flight risk and ties to the community are just some of the factors that the judge will consider when setting bond conditions. If this person is facing certain domestic violence charges, murder charges, or on probation, they may not be eligible for bond. Experienced attorneys can assist in obtaining an affordable bond or reducing the bond set by the first appearance judge.
Some of the typical conditions of pretrial release may be:
- Drug testing
- Prohibition from alcohol and/or firearms
- Refrain from contact with certain individuals
Many times, it is necessary for an attorney to request a bond reduction or modification of the conditions of pretrial release. This is done by the filing of a motion and the setting of a hearing. Witnesses can be called on behalf of the Defendant to establish the affordability of the monetary bond and to assure the Court of the Defendant’s appearance at later court dates.
Andrew B. Metcalf
“No one wants to get a call in the middle of the night that their loved one has been arrested. Our firm has been serving the surrounding communities for almost five decades. We have the experience necessary to procure meaningful bond hearings that will give Defendant’s their best opportunity to be released from custody while the case is pending. No one wants to sit in jail, while their case is being litigated and prepared for trial.”
Green & Metcalf
- Rated a perfect “10” by AVVO attorney rating service
- Readers’ Choice: Best Lawyer/ Law Firm – Hometown News, Indian River County
- “Preeminent” Peer Review Rating by Martindale Hubbell for Ethics and Legal Ability
- One of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” - The National Trial Lawyers
- Past President of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Past President of the Indian River County Bar Association
- A fixture on the Treasure Coast since 1975
- 24/7 availability
Call Our Legal Office Now for a Free Consultation in Vero Beach
Call us now to set up a time for a complimentary consultation in Vero Beach with one of our bond hearing and reduction attorneys. This will allow them to start the preparations for your upcoming bond hearing as soon as possible. You can rely on our legal team to be there for you at any time of the day or night.