What does a "$0 bond" mean for a criminal charge in Sarasota County, Florida?
In Sarasota County, when a person has a "$0 bond" they in reality have no bond at all--they cannot bond out of jail. Certain charges will have a standard bond of $0 set upon arrest. If this is the case, the person will likely be brought before a judge at first appearance who may then set a bond. If the person is not brought to first appearance, or if the judge does not reduce the bond, it may be necessary to set a bond reduction hearing and request a judge to set a reasonable bond.
If you have further questions and would like a free consultation, call the attorneys at Soler & Simon at (941) 444-5128. The attorneys at Soler & Simon have handled hundreds of bond reduction hearings and first appearances and will answer any questions that you may have.