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The 2001 Florida Statutes

Title XLVII
Criminal Procedure And Corrections
Chapter 903
Bail
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Section 903.02, Florida Statutes 2001

903.02  Actions with respect to denial or conditions of bail or amount of bond prohibited; "court" defined.--

(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.

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.

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