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Frequently Asked Bail Bond Questions
Where Can You Post a Bond?
We work with clients throughout Southwest Florida and more specifically in Lee County, Charlotte County and Collier Count, Florida.
Cities we post bonds:
What is a Bail Bond?
A bail bond, technically called a “surety bond”, is a contractual undertaking guaranteed by a state licensed bail bailbondsman who is backed by an insurance company. The bail agent guarantees to the court payment of the full amount of the bond if the defendant fails to appear for their scheduled court appearances. For your protection, always deal with licensed bail bond company.
What is the cost of a Bail Bond?
In most states, including Florida, the cost of a bail bond is 10% of the bail. Note that each state sets their rates and the rates are non-negotiable. There are no hidden fees or taxes for a bail bond.
How do I pay for the Bail Bond?
When arranging bail, companies generally need payment in advance of “posting” a bond for the release of a detainee. We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Most of our clients pay using credit card.
What happens when a person is arrested?
When an individual is arrested, generally, they will be taken to a local law enforcement station for processing and booking. Processing and booking includes fingerprinting, pictures, and nation-wide computer database searches. It can take many hours, but in smaller jails generally happens more quickly. Bail cannot be arranged until the arrest process is complete.
What is the procedure for bailing somebody out of jail?
Generally, a bail bond company will be contacted by phone to begin the bail procedure. During the initial phone consultation, most companies will ask for information about your situation in order to determine the risk involved in the bond and begin the approval process.
Once the bail bond is approved, the customer will need to sign basic bail bond documents including an application, Indemnity Agreement, and receipt. After the paperwork is finalized and payment has been made, a licensed bondsman will “post” the bail bond at the jail.
Contact a Licensed Bail Agent in Fort Myers
These are our most frequently asked questions about the bail bonds process. Our licensed bail agents can provide you with information specific to your case. For answers to your bail questions, please call us 239-628-1888.