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What is First Appearance in Okaloosa County?

Under Florida law, when someone is arrested or picked up on a warrant, they must be seen by a Judge within 24 hours. This hearing is called First Appearance. What happens at First Appearance in Okaloosa County? Basically, at First Appearance, the Judge will decide whether to release someone on bond or hold them in… Read More



How Do I Post a Bond in Okaloosa County?

In one of our previous posts, Getting a Bond in Okaloosa County, we discussed how bond decisions are made and explained what happens at First Appearance and at Bond Hearings. This post will explain the different types of bonds and how they are paid once the bond is set. What are the different ways a… Read More



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