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A specialized court procedure whereby a criminal defense attorney requests that his or her client receive a bond.

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Arthur Hearings are known as a bond hearing for non-bondable charges. A bond is a guarantee that a person will show up for trial, secured with an item with monetary value or money itself. Bail and bond are terms that are interchangeable in Tampa. Generally, someone goes to a bondsman and puts up a certain percentage of the bond amount while the bail bondsman puts up the rest. There may be additional requirements from the bond agent such as paperwork and cosigners to guarantee appearance at trial. The bond is then posted, and the person is released from jail until their criminal trial.

Normally, bonds range between $500 and $1,500 for misdemeanor offenses, which include things like trespassing, DUI, or battery. For felonies they can range between $5,000 and $100,000 but can be much more. The actual amount depends upon various factors such as the number of charges, the degree of the charges, and the defendant’s prior history. But there are some crimes for which a person may not be eligible for a bond automatically. These are known as capital felonies, and they are serious felonies that can carry decades or life sentences in prison, making the court extremely wary about offering bail as an option.

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Arthur Hearing Procedure

The consideration of a bond for those accused of a capital felony.

defense will work to prove one or more factors that can lead the judge to agree to a bond amount. For example, your criminal defense attorney may be able to prove that the state does not have enough evidence for the charges they brought against you, or the defense may be able to prove that the accused is not a danger to the community and is extremely unlikely to run.

 This can be difficult to prove and requires a considerable amount of work from a Tampa criminal lawyer. But if you can convince the judge at an Arthur hearing that there is not enough evidence against you or that you are not going to run, the judge may let you out on bail.

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If you have been charged with a capital felony and you're in need of bail contact a criminal defense lawyer at The Law Office of Mahmud Yennes. We will work hard on your case!

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