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Uniform Bond Schedule in Pasco County, FL 

In April of 2009, the Chief Judge for the Sixth Judicial Circuit for Pasco County signed Administrative Order Number 2009-021 PA-CIR which explains the Uniform Bond Schedule. The order was needed because the Pasco County Sheriff's Office discontinued the use of the supervised release on recognizance program.

The order sets the bond range schedule for certain Felonies, Misdemeanors, Criminal Traffic, and Arrested Municipal Ordinance Violations in Pasco County in the Sixth Judicial Circuit. The amounts are listed for each category of crime based on the low bond amount, the high bond amount, and the recommended bond amount.

Read more about the Uniform Bond Schedule for cases in Pasco County, FL.

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Bond Amounts Depending on the Classification of the Crime

Different types of felony charges result in different bond amounts including:

  • For capital crimes, the bond is automatically "none";
  • For a life felony, the low bond amount for a life felony is set at $100,000 with some exceptions. No high bond amount or recommended bond amount is listed;
  • For a first (1st) Degree Felony that is punishable by life in prison, the low bond amount is set at $50,000 with some exceptions. No high bond amount is listed. The recommended bond amount is $150,000;
  • For a criminal charge of second (2nd) Degree Murder §782.04(2), (3), Fla. Stat., the order lists the low bond amount of $100,000. No high bond amount or recommended bond amount listed in the order;
  • For other first (1st) degree felony offenses, the low bond amount is $10,000, the high bond amount is $100,000, and the recommended bond amount is $50,000;
  • For a second (2nd) Degree Felony, the low bond amount is $5,000 with certain exceptions. The high bond amount is $20,000 and the recommended bond amount is $10,000;
  • Other types of second (2nd) degree felony offenses listed below are eligible for a low bond amount of $1,000, a high bond amount of $10,000, or a recommended bond amount of $5,000;
  • For third (3rd) degree felony offenses with certain exceptions, the low bond amount is $1,000, the high bond amount is $10,000, and the recommended bond amount is $5,000; and
  • Other third (3rd) degree felony offenses are eligible for a low bond amount of $500, a high bond amount of $5,000 or a recommended bond amount of $2,000.

Bond for Misdemeanors Offenses in Pasco County, FL

In Pasco County, FL, for any first (1st) degree misdemeanor, with certain exceptions, the crime is eligible for ROR – UNSUPERVISED for the low bond amount, $500 for the high bond amount, or $150 for the recommended bond amount.

For prostitution offenses charged as a 2nd or for a subsequent offense under §796.07, Fla. Stat., the low bond amount is ROR – UNSUPERVISED, a high bond of $500, and a recommended bond of $250.

For second (2nd) degree misdemeanors with some exceptions, comes with a low bond amount of ROR – UNSUPERVISED, a high bond amount of $250, or a recommended bond of ROR – UNSUPERVISED.

For a Failure to Appear (FTA) under §843.15(1)(b), Fla. Stat., the low bond amount is $250, the high bond amount is $1,500 and the recommended bond amount is $500.


Bond for DUI and BUI Crimes in Pasco County, FL

For DUI and BUI crimes with property damage in Pasco County, FL, charged as a first (1st) or second (2nd) offense under §316.193(3)(c)1, or §327.35(3)(c)1, Fla. Stat., the low bond amount is $250, the high bond amount is $1,000 and the recommended bond amount is $500. 

For DUI or BUI with Property Damage or as a 3rd offense under §316.193(3)(c)1, or §327.35(3)(c)1, Fla. Stat., the low bond amount is $500, the high bond amount is $1,000, and the recommended bond amount is $1,000.

Exceptions to these bond amounts apply for the following:

  • DUI or BUI with No Property Damage as a 1st or 2nd offense under §316.193(2)(a) or §327.35(2)(a); or
  • DUI or BUI with No Property Damage as a 3rd offense under §316.193(2)(a) or §327.35(2)(a), Fla. Stat.

Under section 316.193(9) and 327.35(8), Florida Statutes, the defendant is to be held in custody until the blood or breath alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.05 or 8 hours have elapsed from the time the person was arrested.


No Bond Offenses Until First Appearance in Pasco County, FL

The defendant is to be held with no bond until his or her first appearance hearing before the judge for the following:

  • Domestic violence as defined by §741.28, Florida Statutes;
  • Non-domestic stalking (§784.048(2), Florida Statutes);
  • Any violation of a domestic violence injunction (§741.30(9)(b), Florida Statutes);
  • Any violation of an injunction for dating, repeat or sexual violence (§784.046, Florida Statutes);
  • Any violation of pretrial release where the original arrest was for an act of domestic violence (§741.29(6), Florida Statutes);
  • Any arrest where the crime charged is a violation of chapter 874 or alleged to be subject to enhanced punishment under chapter 874; or
  • Any arrest for burglary (§810.02, Florida Statutes) during a state of emergency in the county.

The judge can then set bond for the defendant at first appearance, using this uniform bond schedule as a guide.


This article was last updated on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.