Daytona Beach Violation of Pretrial Release Attorney
Kevin J. Pitts
For many people accused of a crime in Daytona Beach or Volusia County the terms ROR (release on own recognizance) can be music to their ears. This is essentially a get out of jail free card. Unfortunately in Daytona Beach and Volusia County the term ROR is almost always followed by the term pretrial release or pretrial services. The financial savings in bond money is quickly outweighed by the hassle of supervision. If the term supervision sounds like probation it is not. It will feel like probation though. You will report to pretrial service location. You can be drug tested. If you miss an appointment or fail a drug test you can be thrown back in jail. The stated goal of pretrial is "provide accurate, timely, neutral information regarding arrestees to judges so they can make informed release decisions and promote public safety by ensuring appearance in court and compliance with release conditions established by judges for certain defendants."
The reality is that pre-trial is a weapon used by prosecutors to impose their will on the defendants. This couldn’t be truer in a Daytona Beach domestic violence case. Violating a condition of pretrial release is a misdemeanor when you are accused of domestic violence. Under Florida Statute 741.29(6) A person who willfully violates a condition of pretrial release provided in s. 903.047, when the original arrest was for an act of domestic violence as defined in s. 741.28, commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083, and shall be held in custody until his or her first appearance. What this basically means is if the domestic violence case is weak the prosecutor can attempt to drag the case out a few months and see if the accused fails a drug test or misses an appointment. If that happens they can use the new charge to attempt to get what they wanted on the weak domestic violence case.
somebody you know is arrested in Daytona Beach or Volusia County do not let
them go to first appearance without bonding them out of jail. Contact a Daytona
Beach bail bondsman or post a cash bond to avoid the hassle of pre-trial
release. If someone you know is accused of domestic violence or other charges classified
by Florida Statute 907.041 (4) (a) as dangerous (listed below) they need to
speak with Daytona Beach criminal defense attorney Kevin J. Pitts. Those charges
classified as dangerous require the jail to hold the accused without bond until
they go in front of the judge. The initial consultation is always free. Call Daytona
Beach Violation of Pretrial Release Attorney Kevin J. Pitts today at
386-451-5112 to set up a free consultation.
use of explosives;
abuse or aggravated child abuse;
of an elderly person or disabled adult, or aggravated abuse of an elderly
person or disabled adult;
lascivious, or indecent assault or act upon or in presence of a child under the
age of 16 years;
activity with a child, who is 12 years of age or older but less than 18 years
of age, by or at solicitation of person in familial or custodial authority;
of a dwelling;
and aggravated stalking;
of domestic violence as defined in s. 741.28;
of terrorism as defined in s. 775.30;
any substances in violation of chapter 893; and
or conspiring to commit any such crime.
Attorney Kevin J. Pitts 747 South Ridgewood Ave., #105 Daytona Beach, FL 32114 PHONE (386)-451-5112 CELL (407)-883-6853 FAX (407)-732-4834 email@example.com
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