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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 903
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F.S. 903.02
903.02 Actions following denial; changes in bail conditions or bond amount; separation by charge or offense.
(1) If application for bail is made to an authorized court and denied, no court of inferior jurisdiction shall admit the applicant to bail unless such court of inferior jurisdiction is the court having jurisdiction to try the defendant.
(2) No judge of a court of equal or inferior jurisdiction may remove a condition of bail or reduce the amount of bond required, unless such judge:
(a) Imposed the conditions of bail or set the amount of bond required;
(b) Is the chief judge of the circuit in which the defendant is to be tried;
(c) Has been assigned to preside over the criminal trial of the defendant; or
(d) Is the designee of the chief judge and a judge has not yet been assigned to the criminal trial.
(3) The term “court,” as used in this chapter, includes all state courts.
(4) Any judge setting or granting monetary bail shall set a separate and specific bail amount for each charge or offense. When bail is posted, each charge or offense requires a separate bond.
History.s. 45, ch. 19554, 1939; CGL 1940 Supp. 8663(45); s. 1, ch. 70-86; s. 1, ch. 77-119; s. 37, ch. 82-175; s. 40, ch. 84-103; s. 1, ch. 2006-279.