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Can a Judge Revoke Your Bond Whenever He Wants to?

By Ron Chapman

Sometimes, when a client is scheduled to go to court, she will ask me if the judge is going to revoke her bond and lock her up when she arrives at court.  I assure such clients that the judge will not revoke their bond and lock them up unless they have violated one of the conditions of their bond.  In a recent case called Creech v. State of Florida, a Florida appellate court said that before a judge can increase someone's bond, the prosecution must first prove that there has been a substantial change in circumstances or additional evidence uncovered since the person's bond was originally set.  A judge cannot increase someone's bond simply because he believes that the conditions of bond that were previously set by another judge were too lenient.continue to full post

Full post as published by Palm Beach Criminal Defense Blog on February 23, 2008 (boomark / email).

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