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Florida Pretrial Release: A Primer

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Many advocates have closely scrutinized bail and pretrial release systems in recent years. The common criticism is that the money-based bail system unfairly penalizes indigent defendants, and that in many cases, a $500 bond might as well be $500,000. Indeed, there are a number of county jails in the United States which contain more… Read More »

Man Denied Release In Zimmerman Shooting

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A Seminole County judge ruled that a 38-year-old man convicted of firing a gun at George Zimmerman must stay in jail while his case is appealed. After a jury convicted the man of armed aggravated assault, attempted second-degree murder, and shooting into a vehicle, the circuit judge levied the minimum penalty under the law,… Read More »

Pretrial Release In Florida

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Incarceration before trial is a significant legal and personal hardship. Defendants who are in jail can only consult with their attorneys during limited times and under controlled conditions. Furthermore, they cannot participate in their own defense in any meaningful way. In sum, according to a recent study, defendants who are in jail before their… Read More »

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