Can a Judge Revoke Your Bond Whenever He Wants to?

          If you have been arrested in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Belle Glade, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Jupiter, Lake Park, Lake Worth, Lantana, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Springs, Riviera Beach, Royal Palm Beach, or Wellington, call me, attorney Ron Chapman, at 561-832-4348 to discuss your case and see how I might be able to help you.


          Sometimes, when a client is scheduled to go to court, she will ask me if the judge is going to revoke her bond and lock her up when she arrives at court.  I assure such clients that the judge will not revoke their bond and lock them up unless they have violated one of the conditions of their bond. 


          In a recent case called Creech v. State of Florida, a Florida appellate court said that before a judge can increase someone’s bond, the prosecution must first prove that there has been a substantial change in circumstances or additional evidence uncovered since the person’s bond was originally set.  A judge cannot increase someone’s bond simply because he believes that the conditions of bond that were previously set by another judge were too lenient.