In A-Alternative Release Bail Bonds v. Martin County, 882 So.2d 414 (Fla. App. 2004) the defendant was arrested for simple cocaine trafficking for which the mandatory minimum sentence is 5 years. The prosecutor filed an information charging him with trafficking in an amount greater than 400 grams which carried a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years. Neither the bail agent nor the state official who reviewed and accepted the bond were aware of the increased charge, and the bond described the offense as “trafficking in cocaine.” The Court reversed an order escheating the bond because the offense for which the defendant failed to appear was significantly different than the one described on the face of the bond. Although the description can be in general terms without technical detail, it cannot describe a different offense. The dissenting Judge thought the trial court should have been affirmed because the information was filed before the bond was issued and therefore “trafficking in cocaine” should be read as a general description of the 400 gram offense. Even the dissent acknowledged that if the offense were increased, without the surety’s consent, after the bond was written the bond would have been discharged. [Probably published].