How much does a Bail Bond cost?
Most bail bond fees start at ten percent of the full bail amount. For example, if your full bail amount is $50,000.00, the fee for your bail bond would be $5,000.00. These fees are established by the surety companies and regulated by the Department of Insurance.
What payments do you accept?
- All major credit cards
- Collateral may be needed (not always)
What is a Bail Bond?
In layman’s terms, a bail bond is a financial guarantee to the court that the defendant will actually appear in each and every court appearance exactly as the court requires. If the defendant does not comply with these requirements, then warrants for his or her arrest can be issued and the bail bond can be forfeited.
Where can I get a Bail Bond?
You can get one from us by calling 813-221-BAIL (2245). We will assist you in every way.
Where do you post a Bail Bond?
Most courts or jails will let you post a Bail Bond. Most jails also accept Bail Bonds all day every day.
Is the Bail Bond Fee (Premium) Refundable?
Unfortunately not. Once the bond is posted and accepted by the appropriate authorities, the Bail Bond takes on a liability so the fee is fully earned.
Who is liable for the Bail Bond?
The Indemnitor (the one who is liable for the indemnity payment) and he or she is liable for the full face value of the Bail Bond.
Does the Bail Bond Expire?
The Bail Bond is good for one year and must be renewed again each year to keep it current.
What do I need to get a Bail Bond?
Besides the fee (premium), you will need the following:
- Proper Identification – verification of employment such as a pay stub
- Employers Information such as their name, address and phone number
- Your Full Address
- Driver’s License Number
- Birth Date
- Social Security Number
All this will help you qualify.
How Long Until Release of the Defendant?
There is no way to guarantee how long it will take. There are factors outside of the bail agent’s control. Once everything is presented to the court it takes time to process but the bail agent will contact the indemnitor to keep him or her advised on the time frame.