man in handcuffs

If you are arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) in Florida State, you only have 10 days to challenge the automatic suspension of your driver’s license. But consider this obstacle: when you are arrested, your trial date might not come for days or weeks. You could have just a day or two to plan your defense, or actually no time at all if you stay behind bars for the full 10 days. Luckily, there is a way out of this time crunch predicament.

Using bail bonds from an official bail bond agent can get you out of jail pretty shortly after you first arrive. When you are booked, you need to request that you have your bail set. If you do not, it might be overlooked by the court or clerk.


There is no preset calculated scale for determining bail amounts. The judge’s own discretion, the circumstances of your DUI charges, and what fees the court expects you to pay no matter what can all influence the bail dollar amount. In general, your bail will reflect how much you would owe the state if you were convicted and then some; if you are facing a first-time DUI arrest, it could be around a couple thousand dollars but if you are a multiple DUI convict already, your bail might be in the tens of thousands of dollars.

The beauty of bail bonds in Florida is that they can work fast to get you out of jail, regardless of how high or low your bail is set. At Bad Boy Bail Bonds, our Sarasota bail bond agents always charge 10% of your bail amount, or a $100 minimum per charge. For example, if you have your bail set at $10,000, instead of digging up that large amount of cash upfront, you can pay us just $1,000 and we’ll hand the court $10,000 on your behalf. We understand that money might be tight, especially after a DUI arrest where you might be spending your finances on a criminal defense attorney, so we do offer financial plans and payment options to clients who qualify.

If you live in or near Bradenton, you can call 941-799-FAST for our services. If you live in or near Sarasota, dial 941-894-FAST for our office there. If online is your preference, you can contact us by clicking here!