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Of course, you are worried. If the bond is too high to be able to get your loved one out, action needs to be taken to try to lower the requirements. The attorneys at The Defense Group are experienced in this important task.

In many cases, a bond will start out unreasonably high. However, as a case progresses, the judge will usually lower the bond to something more manageable based on a list of criteria. For example, the judge will probably look at whether or not the defendant has a history of violence. If he or she does not, the judge is more likely to lower the bond, as the defendant would be unlikely to harm others if he or she were able to post bond and leave jail.

The court considers the ties to the community. If you have lived in the Central Florida area for many years, have family here, attended school here, have been employed here consistently, belong to a church or other local organizations, and do not have a history of failing to appear, the court will likely find that you are not a flight risk and lower your bond.

The attorneys at The Defense Group have had the opportunity to seek lower bonds over 100 times over the past 30 years. We are familiar with the factors that are important to the prosecution and the courts. There is never a guarantee of how a judge will rule but it is important to have an experienced criminal defense attorney working to secure your release.

If you or a loved one has been arrested, contact an attorney at The Defense Group online or call us at 407 743 8430 or 407-250-9557 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day in case of emergency, and we are willing to arrange appointments for nights or weekends.


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