When setting bail amounts, judges consider the defendant’s criminal record, potential threat to others, flight risk, and age. In Volusia County, Flagler County, and other counties in Florida’s 7th Judicial Circuit, the courts have a bail schedule that takes into account these factors, as well as the details of the case. Below is a breakdown of the bail amounts for different criminal offenses.
How Much Is Bail for Burglary?
Burglary refers to the unlawful entry of any building with the intent to commit a crime. The circumstances surrounding the case will have a big impact on the defendant’s bail. It can vary from $2,500 to $30,000. Breaking into someone’s home will cause the burglary to be considered a violent crime and increase the bail amount.
How Much Is Bail for a Concealed Weapon?
Illegally carrying a concealed weapon is a non-violent felony charge. It can have more serious ramifications if the suspect is a felon because convicts aren’t allowed to own a firearm in Florida unless they’ve received clemency. Having a concealed firearm without a permit usually has a bail amount between $2,500 and $5,000.
How Much Is Bail for Drug Possession?
Drug possession charges depend on the amount that the defendant had when taken into custody. The bond for misdemeanor possession of fewer than 20 grams of marijuana is $500. However, if someone is caught with a considerable quantity of a controlled substance, they may be charged with drug trafficking. In Volusia County, the bail amounts for drug trafficking can range from $25,000 to $500,000 based on the severity of the charges.
How Much Is Bail for Stalking?
The law defines stalking as a prolonged period of willful, malicious monitoring of another person with the intention of causing them emotional duress. Typically, someone’s first stalking charge with no previous restrictions will be a misdemeanor with a bail of $500. However, if the defendant violates a restraining order and commits aggravated stalking, no bail will be granted because it’s assumed that they will continue to pose a threat to the victim.
Regardless of the amount, posting bail can be frustrating and confusing after you’ve been arrested. That’s why Bob Barry Bail Bonds offers 24/7 bail bond services in Volusia County. As the oldest bail bond agency in the area, we know the ins and outs of the system. Plus, our office is located right by the jail in Daytona Beach. If you need help posting bail, call us today at (386) 258-6900.