Polk County Jail - Bail Hearings

The Polk County Jail, based in Bartow, processes and holds people facing criminal charges. People in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Haines City and other places in Polk County accused of crimes may be held in this facility until they are released on bond, or bail. For many people, however, high bail can make getting out of jail before trial an impossibility.

The Eighth Amendment of the United States Constitution bars excessive bail. In addition, the Florida Constitution and various Florida Statutes have confirmed that defendants should be presumed the right to pretrial release. Under Florida's Constitution, a defendant should be entitled to pretrial release under reasonable conditions unless any of the following are true.

  • Someone is charged with a capital offense, or
  • Someone is charged with an offense punishable by life in prison AND
  • The proof of guilt is evident or the presumption of guilt great

You have a right to a bond hearing, in which your defense attorney can show the court why your bond is too high. If successful, you can have your bond lowered, or you could even be released on your own recognizance (ROR) in certain situations. This can help you, or your loved one, get out of jail and begin planning a strong defense.

Instead Of Calling A Bail Bondsman, Call Our Lawyers

At Escobar & Associates, we know, based on thousands of cases and decades of combined experience, that the earlier anyone accused of a crime hires a lawyer, the better off they will be. Our Tampa-based law firm regularly represents clients in bail hearings, helping people lower their bail and secure their pretrial release. You can count on us to show the judge all evidence that would convince the judge to reduce your bail. Lowering bail can not only help you or a loved one stay out of jail, it can also free up funds that would have been spent on bail toward our services.

Contact Escobar & Associates

Call 813.513.0274 or contact us online to get in touch with our law firm. We will schedule your bond hearing as soon as possible. Your pursuit of justice starts here.

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