Good people sometimes find themselves in bad situations. What you do now is the important part. Time is a factor. Within 24 hours after an arrest, there must be an advisory hearing where a judge decides whether probable cause existed for the arrest. If so, then what the terms of pretrial release shall be, if any. The Florida Constitution, Article I, Section 14, provides the right to pretrial release for nearly all crimes, with few exceptions. One of those exceptions is for persons accused of capital offenses, such as homicide.
Pretrial release is commonly known as bond or “posting bail”. That is a monetary condition imposed by the court with the express intent to protect the community from threat of harm and to ensure that the defendant attends future court proceedings. There are also nonmonetary conditions such as GPS monitoring, commonly known as an “ankle bracelet”. Lastly, the judge can choose to impose no pretrial release conditions and instead release on recognizance (ROR).
All the above occurs within the first 24 hours of arrest. Things move quickly. You want to be as prepared as possible for the next steps. A good attorney will you guide you through this process.