How do I get out of jail after an arrest in Florida?Return to Video FAQs
Generally speaking, most offenses in the state of Florida entitle you to be given what is called a bond or a bail, which is a monetary obligation that’s put up that ensures your appearance to future court dates. The first opportunity that you may have to get that is at arrest. If you do not have a bond given at arrest, your first appearance in court is generally within 24 hours and an attorney can assist you through that process in requesting a court who is determining probable cause to lower or instate a bond for you. If your bond is high or if that time has gone away, a lawyer can help you in having a bond hearing, which would be asking the judge to reduce the amount set based on facts that tie you to the community, and the circumstances surrounding the accused, or the allegation in that case.