The judge presiding over George Zimmerman's second-degree murder case has revoked his bond. Mr. Zimmerman has 48 hours to surrender.
A bond revocation can occur for a number of reasons. The most common reason for a bond revocation is picking up a new law violation, or getting arrested while out on bond.
However, the prosecutor may bring forth a motion to revoke bond for any number of reasons. In Mr. Zimmerman's case, the prosecutor is alleging that Mr. Zimmerman was not candid with the court when he disclosed his finances.
When considering a bond, the court will want to know about the accused's financial status. This will help the court to assess how high a bond should be without being so low that it does not provide a significant incentive to appear in court. It should also not be so high that the accused cannot afford it.
The purpose of a bond is to ensure the defendant's presence in court.
It is unclear at this time whether the court will entertain a defense motion to reinstate the bond or to set a new bond.