Did you know that there are certain offenses/crimes in the state of Florida that are deemed non-bondable? According to the U.S. Constitution and under the law in the state of Florida, every person has the right to a bond when placed under arrest, unless the accused crime is considered non-bondable.
Some offenses that will establish reason for non-bondable custody of a defendant:
- Murder (1st or 2nd degree)
- Armed robbery
- Armed kidnapping
- Armed sexual battery
- Lewd and lascivious battery on a child under the age of 12
- Armed trafficking
- Burglary with an assault or battery
These are just some non-bondable offenses. Essentially what this means is that if you are arrested on one of these charges, you will be held without bond by the judge (except if probable cause is not found).
HAWM is Here to Help
Here at Hylton Adamson Watson we have criminal defense attorneys ready to assist you with a multitude of criminal matters. We are here to help shape and guide you through your criminal defense case. If you are being accused of a crime/s that is considered a non-bondable offense, your lawyer will need to request that an Arthur Hearing be held. An Arthur hearing is a specific bond hearing held before a judge. Our criminal defense attorneys here at HAWM include a former public defender and prosecutor. We can request an Arthur Hearing and represent you through this process. We will provide more information on Arthur Hearings next time. We provide our clients competent and practiced legal representation. We know that if you or your loved one has been charged with a non-bondable offense it is a very unsettling time for all involved. Contact us today for help navigating through the complex criminal legal system.