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At first appearance In the state of Florida can a judge over

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At first appearance In the state of Florida can a judge over ride a "No Bond" set by the original judge who signed a felony warrant for Grand Theft indicating "No Bond". This has happened to me as a victim. At first appearance a $5000.00 bond was set and inquiring to the State Atty, his response was "That was only good until first appearance." What is going on here and do I have any recourse regarding this matter? I am afraid for my safety if she gets out.
Hello, my name is Joe. I am a licensed attorney and I will be helping you find the answer that you are looking for.

I am very sorry to hear that you are going through such a tough situation.


Unfortunately, we as citizens have no direct control over which cases the government chooses to prosecute, how they choose to prosecute them, or how the judge rules on certain things such as allowing bond, sentencing, evidence objections, etc.


Even though the warrant may have said "no bond," that does not bind the judge now hearing the case to allow it. Unfortunately, he has that discretion.


That being said, if you are afraid of this person, you should get a civil protective (or restraining) order against her. This will order her to stay away from you. If she fails to comply, they will throw her in jail. CLICK HERE for a very informative website that will explain these types of orders and how to go about getting one.

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