What to Expect
Bail Procedure and Process in Bradenton and Sarasota
Being arrested can be a frustrating and traumatic experience. If someone you love is in jail, it may be helpful to understand more about what steps to take in order to obtain a release as well as what steps to take after being released.
First, it is important to note that any criminal charges are serious and should be treated as such. Accordingly, bail is usually quite expensive in order to emphasize the severity of the situation. For minor misdemeanors, bail may only be a few thousand dollars. For more serious misdemeanors, felonies, and federal crimes, bail will probably be tens of thousands of dollars. If you are like most people, paying thousands or tens of thousands of dollars for bail is inconceivable. You should also be aware that it could be months in between an arrest and the trial, during which time the defendant will have to stay in jail if bail is not posted. Bad Boy Bail Bonds can help. One of our bail bondsmen can secure the defendant's release for only 10% of the bail bond or a $100 minimum per charge. The fee paid to the bail bond agent is also known as a premium. By law in the State of Florida, the premium charge is 10% of the bail bond or $100 minimum per charge. A premium is a non-refundable fee for the service of paying the bail amount on the behalf of the accused.
Once the defendant has obtained a pretrial release, it is vital that he or she stay apprised of the court dates and other legal obligations which are a part of the conditions of his or her release. It is very likely that a missed court date will lead to re-arrest and your bail bondsman will be responsible for paying the full amount of the bail. In the event that this happens, your bail agent will locate the defendant and surrender him or her to the court in exchange for a release from bail liability. Jumping bail will create more problems than it can solve, and it is highly advised against.
Sarasota Bail Bondsmen
Our bail bond agents have been licensed and serving the local community for more than a decade. We take pride in our reputation, our professionalism, and our compassion. In order to better assist you, we also provide, free of charge, a copy of the arrest report, notary services, and guidance regarding the court system.
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