Watch live: Broward County bond court video

First appearance court, also called bond court, is held at the county’s main courthouse in downtown Fort Lauderdale and is where a person charged by police with a crime is brought before a judge, who will determine whether there was probable cause for the arrest. Read more about Bond Court.

First appearance court approximate start times:

  • <b>Monday-Thursday:</b> 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. depending on the judge's schedule.
  • <b>Friday:</b> 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday: 8:30 a.m.

Note on sound: The judge sometimes temporarily disables the audio.

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