(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;
Terms Used In Florida Statutes 903.02
- Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
- bond: include any and all forms of pretrial release. See Florida Statutes 903.011
- Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
- court: as used in this chapter , includes all state courts. See Florida Statutes 903.02
- Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
(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.