nwfdailynews.com: Stillions to appeal denied bond: Northwest Florida Daily News

Glenn Swiatek, the attorney handling Stillions’ appeal, filed a motion with the First District Court of Appeals to have the decision to revoke his client’s bond revisited. The Court of Appeals granted his motion in May.

Swiatek has asked the court to set a bond of $5,000. He said the size of the bond is left to the judge’s discretion, but he is confident Flowers will set a bond of some amount at Thursday’s hearing.

“The court doesn’t have to consider, and shouldn’t consider, whether she is guilty or whether she has a winnable appeal,” he said.

A judge is bound to take into consideration whether there are “good, solid arguments” to justify setting a bond and whether Stillions, if freed, could be considered a flight risk, Swiatek said.

Read the entire July 17, 2019, article by Tom McLaughlin at nwfdailynews.com