A Broward County man who was out on felony bond for a charge of aggravated assault has been arrested and charged with battery on a law enforcement officer (LEO). Battery on a law enforcement officer is a third-degree felony in the State of Florida, punishable by a maximum of 5 years in state prison.
Specifically, the man is accused of slamming his car door on the head of an officer who had pulled him over for a traffic violation.
When you are out on a felony bond and you pick up a new charge (especially a new felony), you can expect for your original bond to be revoked. It is a condition of pretrial release that you do not pick up any new criminal charges.
The man is currently in custody awaiting trial. His bond on the underlying aggravated assault has been revoked.
A bond revocation is not something that cannot be fixed. I have successfully argued for clients to have their felony bonds reinstated, even when they have been arrested for new felonies. This is a matter that you should discuss with a criminal attorney.
Being out on bond is something that many accused people enjoy. It is better to fight your criminal case while out of jail. Also, as a former Miami-Dade prosecutor, I can assure you that defendants who are out of custody receive better plea deals than those in custody.
If you have been arrested for a felony or misdemeanor offense in Miami-Dade County or Broward County, call me at 305-542-9491.