Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Bond?
A Bond is part of the legal system that allows an accused person to be released from custody so that they can continue their lives while preparing for their day in court. A surety bond is posted on behalf of a defendant to guarantee their appearance in court.
What is Bail?
Bail is a pledge to the court to release a suspect from jail. This is done with the understanding that the suspect will return for trial or the bond will be forfeited. If the client fails to appear, in most cases, a warrant will be issued for their arrest due to failure to appear.
How long does it take to get out on bail?
The paperwork takes approximately 15-30 minutes. The release time after the jail receives our paperwork varies depending on how many people are waiting to be released and the size of the court on that particular day.
Why don’t I get my premium back after the case is over?
A bail premium, 10%, is the Bail Agent’s fee for posting the bond and is a minimum of $100.00. For example, if a person is arrested on a $10,000.00 bond, the Bail agent’s fee by State law is 10% which would be $1,000.00. If the arrest was for $250.00 the minimum fee is $100.00.This fee is set by the Florida Department of Financial services. Premium is not returned once the client has been released or adjudicated.
Who is an indemnitor/guarantor?
This is a person or persons willing to be responsible for the defendant while they are out on bail and assumes financial liability to guarantee the full bond amount.