How Florida Bail Bonds Work

How Florida Bail Bonds Work

Bail in the Sunshine State isn’t always a summery concept, and the nitty-gritty involved is liable to make the layman confused.

What do you do if you can’t pay your bail? What do ensure once you’ve got bail? What’s a bail bond and how you find a reliable bail bondsman? Are bail bonds in Florida different than those in other states?

If you’ve got questions, buckle up—for we’ve got answers.

Bail Bonds: The Basics

Getting the fundamentals right about bails and bail bonds is simple enough. If you’re arrested, you go to jail, and are presented in front of a judge in court. The judge determines if it’s possible for you to be out in the streets before your trial.

To let you go and ensure that you return for trial, the court will take a sum of money from you. Once you’ve kept up with your end of the bargain, have shown up for every court appearance, and have attended the trial, you’ll get your money back.

But what do you do if the money the court requires (temporarily) form you, is far beyond your savings?

You find yourself a reliable bail bondsman. If you’re looking for one in Florida, Lee Calhoun has the credentials to back his bail bond agency up as one of the best in Gainesville, FL.

Bail Bonds in Florida

Bail bonds in Florida work the same as they do in most other places. If you’re seeking a bail bond for yourself after an arrest, someone on your behalf an approach Lee Calhoun’s bail bonds agency. If you’re looking for a bail bondsman to help a loved one who’s in one of Florida’s prison, you don’t need a representative or an attorney and can reach out to them directly.

Once you bring your case to the bail bondsman’s attention, they’ll assess and study your case before proceeding with posting the bail. In Florida, as in most other states, you’ll be required to pay 10% of the bail fee to the bail bond agency. This payment is non-refundable. In terms of posting a federal bond, you’ll be charged 15% of the bail fee, and in terms of multiple charges, a percentage of each bail fee will be required separately.

Once the bail is posted, you’re required to show up to all your court appearances, because the failure to do so will result in your bond being termed “default.” But that isn’t all that’ll go wrong if you don’t show up for court: the court will issue an arrest warrant and the bail bondsman has the power to arrest you once you’re found. You’ll also lose the collateral.

About Lee Calhoun Bail Bonds

If you or a loved one has been arrested in Gainesville, Marion, or Alachua County in Florida, Lee Calhoun Bail Bonds can post a bond on your behalf and help you return to your loved ones. With more than 15 years of experience in the state, the agency provides a 24-hour service that is swift and sure.

Dial (352) 379-9100 for a free consultation.

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