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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 903
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F.S. 903.047
903.047 Conditions of pretrial release.
(1) As a condition of pretrial release, whether such release is by surety bail bond or recognizance bond or in some other form, the defendant must:
(a) Refrain from criminal activity of any kind.
(b) If the court issues an order of no contact, refrain from any contact of any type with the victim, except through pretrial discovery pursuant to the Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure. An order of no contact is effective immediately and enforceable for the duration of the pretrial release or until it is modified by the court. The defendant shall be informed in writing of the order of no contact, specifying the applicable prohibited acts, before the defendant is released from custody on pretrial release. As used in this section, unless otherwise specified by the court, the term “no contact” includes the following prohibited acts:
1. Communicating orally or in any written form, either in person, telephonically, electronically, or in any other manner, either directly or indirectly through a third person, with the victim or any other person named in the order. If the victim and the defendant have children in common, at the request of the defendant, the court may designate an appropriate third person to contact the victim for the sole purpose of facilitating the defendant’s contact with the children. However, this subparagraph does not prohibit an attorney for the defendant, consistent with rules regulating The Florida Bar, from communicating with any person protected by the no contact order for lawful purposes.
2. Having physical or violent contact with the victim or other named person or his or her property.
3. Being within 500 feet of the victim’s or other named person’s residence, even if the defendant and the victim or other named person share the residence.
4. Being within 500 feet of the victim’s or other named person’s vehicle, place of employment, or a specified place frequented regularly by such person.
(c) Comply with all conditions of pretrial release imposed by the court. A court must consider s. 903.046(2) when determining whether to impose nonmonetary conditions in addition to or in lieu of monetary bond. Such nonmonetary conditions may include, but are not limited to, requiring a defendant to:
1. Maintain employment, or, if unemployed, actively seek employment.
2. Maintain or commence an educational program.
3. Abide by specified restrictions on personal associations, place of residence, or travel.
4. Report on a regular basis to a designated law enforcement agency, pretrial services agency, or other agency.
5. Comply with a specified curfew.
6. Refrain from possessing a firearm, destructive device, or other dangerous weapon.
7. Refrain from excessive use of alcohol, or any use of a narcotic drug or other controlled substance without a prescription from a licensed medical practitioner.
8. Undergo available medical, psychological, psychiatric, mental health, or substance abuse evaluation and follow all recommendations, including treatment for drug or alcohol dependency, and remain in a specified institution, if required for that purpose.
9. Return to custody for specified hours following release for employment, school, or other limited purposes.
10. Any other condition that is reasonably necessary to assure the appearance of the defendant at subsequent proceedings and to protect the community against unreasonable danger of harm.
(2) Upon motion by the defendant when bail is set, or upon later motion properly noticed pursuant to law, the court may modify the condition required by paragraph (1)(b) if good cause is shown and the interests of justice so require. The victim shall be permitted to be heard at any proceeding in which such modification is considered, and the state attorney shall notify the victim of the provisions of this subsection and of the pendency of any such proceeding.
History.s. 43, ch. 84-103; s. 12, ch. 84-363; s. 2, ch. 2006-279; s. 1, ch. 2015-17; s. 1, ch. 2016-204; s. 2, ch. 2023-27.