As part of the Nebbia process, the defendant and/or the family, friends, or co-signors responsible for providing the premium and collateral must show that the payment is not derived from criminal activity. Illegal sources may include profits from fraud, theft, money laundering, or drug sales. Legitimacy of funding may be proven by:
• Witness testimony
• Pay stubs, tax returns
• Property, vehicle deeds
• Bank account statements
• Business, financial records
Bail bondsmen are critical to analyzing these assets. They usually prepare the required financial evidence in writing for the defense attorney, who then presents the prosecutor with a “Nebbia Proffer.” The prosecution must agree that the evidence meets all of the requirements to prove the funds’ legitimate source, otherwise the offer of proof will be analyzed by a judge in a Nebbia Hearing before the defendant is released.
Meeting Nebbia Requirements
If you are facing criminal charges or an additional Nebbia requirement, Faroy Bail Bonds in Florida can help. We thoroughly prepare Nebbia Proffers and hearing materials documenting the sources used to underwrite bonds, and can help your attorney prepare for Nebbia proceedings. Our office is dedicated to expediting your release and helping you move on with your life.