Florida Criminal Appeals and Post-Conviction
Former Prosecutor with 27 Years of Experience
Appeals Lawyer
Former Prosecutor with 27 Years of Experience
Appeals Lawyer

Can I get an appeals bond for a sexual offense involving a minor?

Can I get an appeals bond for a sexual offense involving a minor?

Florida Statute 903.133 sets forth the offenses which makes a defendant ineligible for an appeal bond, also known as a supersedeas bond. In 2020, the legislature made it stricter and prohibited convicted defendants from obtaining an appeal bond if 1) the offense required sexual offender or predator registration; and 2) the offender was over 18 and the victim was a minor. So there is no bond on appeal for those charged with lewd molestation, lewd conduct, or lewd battery offenses involving a minor if the offender is an adult.

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