Bond Reduction Hearings
There are numerous arguments that can be made to a judge in an attempt to get a person's bond reduced. It is important to remember that bond is not intended to punish. Rather, it is intended to ensure that the person will appear for his or her court appearances. Judges will consider a person's prior criminal history, employment, ties to the community, nature of the offense, prior failures to appear, and other factors in determining whether to lower bond. Additionally, due to overcrowding at the Brevard County Jail, more and more judges are granting requests for pre-trial release (release without having to post a bond) depending upon the nature and severity of the offense.
If a friend or family member was arrested and you cannot afford the bond, regardless of whether the initial crime allegedly occurred in Melbourne, Palm Bay, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Merritt Island, Titusville, Rockledge, Cape Canaveral, Satellite Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, West Melbourne, Melbourne Village, Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, Palm Shores, Grant-Valkaria, Mims, or anywhere else in Brevard County, contact me to immediately schedule your free consultation.