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Who can get bail after being arrested?

Whitney S. Boan Protecting Your Right

Video Transcript

In theory everybody can get bail, however under the Florida constitution and Florida statutes there are certain cases for which individuals are not constitutionally or statutorily entitled to bond after being arrested. Those charges can include charges that were facing up to life in prison. It’s something called a life felony or a capital crime. Even when those offenses are what you’re charged with, if you initially have no bond it does not mean that you cannot have a bond. You need to immediately consult with a lawyer so your lawyer can look into trying to get you a bond if one has not been set. Otherwise if you do not fall under any of those offenses you should constitutionally and statutorily be entitled to a bond and a bond should be set with no more than 24 hours after the time of your arrest.