Domestic Violence Release Conditions
When you are arrested for a domestic violence offense, you will be held in jail on zero bond until you face the judge who will set the bond and the conditions of release. These special conditions of release must be compiled with upon release from the county jail. The judge may consider releasing you on Pretrial Release (PTR) with special conditions of release, Bond with special conditions or a combination of the PTR/Bond with special conditions of release.
At Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law, our Orlando defense attorneys provide dedicated representation to individuals arrested for domestic violence. As former prosecutors, we have an in-depth understanding of the conditions that exist in domestic violence cases, and will use our insight to provide effective legal advocacy.
Domestic Violence Defense Lawyers for Your Pretrial Release
If you are released on straight PTR, you will not pay a bond to be released from jail. The PTR requires that you comply with a regular check-in to ensure in compliance with the conditions of release. You may be required to check in over the phone, or be required to visit the PTR office.
If a bond is set in your domestic violence case, you can either post the full bond or retain a bail bondsman to post the bond on your behalf. The bond is intended to provide the court with assurance that you will appear for future court appearances. The judge may also consider setting a bond with the additional security of PTR as a condition of your release.
In a domestic violence case, some of the most common conditions of release require that you have:
- No weapons or firearms
- No contact with the victim
- Maintain a separate residence from the victim
- No return to the place of incident
- No drugs or alcohol
- GPS monitoring
- Home confinement
If you do not comply with the conditions of release, you risk a new criminal charge and revocation of the bond.
As your experienced criminal defense lawyers, we can file a Motion to Reduce the Bond if the bond is set too high. Furthermore, we may also file a Motion to Modify Conditions of Release to amend any of the court’s special conditions. The most common Motions to modify conditions of release involve allowing the parties to have contact. Oftentimes, the victim will request to have contact and a hearing will be required in order to have this condition changed.