Whether someone can get out of jail depends on whether the person has been sentenced or not.
If the person has not been sentenced, they will be released when they post bond. Florida law and courts overwhelmingly favor providing those accused with crimes a reasonable bond. Local sheriffs and jails also have very strong incentives in ensuring individuals are able to bond out as many jails are overcrowded. If they are being held with a no bond status, they are either being held on a felony violation of probation or a very serious charge, which we address elsewhere on our blog. Fortunately, Florida law provides courts narrow opportunities to hold individuals without bond. If they are being held on a no bond status, unfortunately they are unable to bond out of custody until they are assigned a bond or the conclusion of their case.
If the individual has already been sentenced, we strongly recommend contacting the jail, where the individual is housed to determine their release date. Ultimately, their release date includes a complex calculation including determining the amount of good and gain time that has been accrued. We address the meaning of good and gain time elsewhere on our blog.
If you have questions concerning someone in custody and their release of same, contact the criminal lawyers of Hackworth Law for a free consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.