I Missed my Court Date in Florida. Am I Going to be Placed in Jail Without Bond?
Oh boy! You missed court and you are scared. The judge issued a warrant for your arrest and wants to hold you without bond. Is it legal? What can you do? Your criminal defense attorney can request a hearing. In order for the Judge to hold you in jail without bond, he must find that your failure to appear in court was WILLFUL. If it was WILLFUL or you don't give a reason ( it will be deemed WILLFUL), and then the Judge must decide that there are no conditions of release that could protect the community from harm or to assure your future presence in court. You have the right to a hearing. Know your rights. Roger P. Foley.