The woman is being held in Broward County Jail without bond because she has been charged with burglary with an assault or battery.
She is being held without a bond because burglary with an assault or battery is a non-bondable offense.
She is also being held without a bond because of an outstanding bench warrant for a DWLS (driving with license suspended), as well as a pending violation of probation.
As well as burglary with an assault or battery, she is facing an additional felony count of child abuse. Child abuse is a third degree felony, unless there is serious injury, which promotes it to a second degree felony.
I believe that burglary with an assault or battery is a bit of an extreme charge for an allegation of an open-handed slap on a school bus. But then again, Broward police and prosecutors are not known for their leniency. I find Broward to be a tough jurisdiction.
That is why if you are charged with a crime in Broward, it is crucial that you are represented by a criminal defense attorney.
A proactive attorney during the pre-file stage of a case may be able to get charges reduced. Additionally, good work on the front end of a case may also lead to a bond being set, whether by agreement between the defense and the State, or by a motion to the court.
In any respect, I hate it when my clients are in jail without bond. I work tirelessly to get them out if possible.
If you or somebody you know is charged with a crime in Broward or Miami-Dade County, call me today.