When an arrest for Domestic Violence is made by the police, Florida law requires that before that person is released from jail he/she must be brought before a judge within 24 hours. The judge will determine what the appropriate bond is depending upon the nature of the crime alleged, any prior criminal history, ties to the community and any other relevant information that may be appropriate. Normally the judge will also issue a stay away order from the alleged victim in any Domestic Violence case. That means that the defendant may not have any contact with the alleged victim.
As a Miami domestic violence attorney I help defend all Domestic Violence cases. I can immediately be hired to represent the defendant at the initial bond hearing. I have been very successful at convincing judges in cases of Domestic Violence to issue a reduced bond. The lower the bond, the less money that will be needed to get out of jail. A bond can be posted by presenting cash to the jail for the full amount or by hiring a bail bondsman. Bail bondsman usually require that 10% of the bond be paid. That 10% is the bail bondsman’s fee for doing business. That 10% will not be returned.
Many times I am hired by a wife or husband who in fact does not want to stay away from the person who has been accused of Domestic Violence. I have on many occasions convinced the court to modify the stay away order to allow contact between the accused and the alleged victim. If you or a loved one has been arrested for Domestic Violence, contact the Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A.