Yes, a trial court has discretion to consider releasing a defendant on bail following conviction and pending sentencing. Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.550 expressly allows this: “If the defendant is at large on bail, the defendant may be taken into custody and committed to the proper official or remain at liberty on the same or additional bail as the court may direct.” After conviction, release on bond pending sentencing is not a matter of right but is discretionary with the court. The Kraft v. State, 156 So.3d 1116 (Fla. 4th DCA 2015) case recognizes that this is allowed. This is different than seeking bail on appeal, which has a much higher standard.
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