How Is Bail Determined in Florida?

Posted on Bail Bond News April 9, 2019 by Peggy DiPirro

A defendant must first be brought before a magistrate judge within 24 hours of an arrest for what is called a ‘first appearance’ or ‘magistrate hearing’. If the arrestee is accused of a misdemeanor or felony crime or violation, he or she is entitled to pre-trial release on reasonable conditions. Upon arrest, a bond is […]

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Who is Eligible for Pre-trial Release in Florida?

Posted on Bail Bond News April 9, 2019 by Peggy DiPirro

For a defendant to be released without bond, or on their Own Recognizance (aka: ‘OR”) or Supervised Own Recognizance (aka: ‘SOR’) from jail while awaiting trial in Florida, he or she has been accused of a misdemeanor crime or violation that is not a capital offense (i.e. first-degree murder; murder with special circumstances; rape with […]

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VIDEO: The Role of Monetary Bail

Posted on Bail Bond News March 19, 2019 by admin

Professor Alex Tabarrok with Bartley J. Madden Chair in Economics, Center for Political Economy at George Mason University discusses the role of monetary bail in the United State’s criminal justice system.   This discussion was held on March 18, 2019 Video Transcription (see video below): “I guess my role on this panel is to be […]

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TRUE CRIME: The Lobster Boy Murders

Posted on Tales of a Bail Bondsman January 31, 2019 by Peggy DiPirro

A small town along the coast in the Tampa Bay, Florida area called Gibsonton was once a winter haven for circus performers (aka: ‘circus freaks’) and where the International Independent Showmen’s Association was planted. Gibsonton was one of the few places in the country with zoning to accommodate keeping circus animals on residential property. The […]

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Crime in Broward County

Posted on Bail Bond News January 24, 2019 by admin

Videos of Crimes Captured on Video in Broward County   Two Robbers Take Cash and Phone from Man at ATM in Broward A man was robbed at gunpoint on Friday at a bank in Tamarac, and robbery detectives with the Broward Sheriff’s Office need help identifying the suspects. Around 12:26 a.m. May 3, the victim was […]

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