Fort Pierce, FL asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Florida

Q: If a defendant in custody is granted a bond reduction does that mean he can bail out of jail now?

Defendant was arrested for a dui and out on bond, was re arrested for felony domestic battery and his bond was revoked. Defendant went to court and was granted a bond reduction. Is he able to get out of jail now on bail?

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Tom Murphy
Tom Murphy
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A: If he was 'out on bond' for DUI and the bond was revoked because he was arrested on a DV Batt charge, then he cannot get out of jail until he gets a bond on the DUI charge. Your question was not clear as to which case received the 'bond reduction'. If the bond reduction was for the DV Batt, then it sounds like the bond for the DUI is still revoked. Shouldn't be too hard to figure out, you can check the clerk's website, or ask his attorney.

Typically, Judges do not like when defendants pick up new charges while out on bond, and it can be difficult to get the bond reinstated. State attorneys often use it as an opportunity to pressure a defendant into taking a plea to get out of jail.

Good Luck!

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