Bail Bond Information in Jacksonville, FL
Are you looking for bail bond information in Jacksonville, FL? You can read through our bail bond questions and answers below. If you don't find the answers you need here, please call Chris's 24/7 Bail Bonds.
WHAT IS A BAIL BOND?
A bail bond is a written contract between the bail agent, the defendant, and the defendant's friends and/or family members that guarantees the defendant's appearance in court, every time he or she is required to attend.
HOW MUCH IS THIS GOING TO COST?
In the state of Florida, it is required to pay a bondsman 10% of the defendant's total bond amount or a minimum of $100.00, in some cases where the actual bond is under $1,000.00. This fee is set by the State of Florida and not the bail bondsman.
WHAT DO I NEED TO GET THE BAIL BOND PROCESS STARTED?
You will need a valid State-issued Driver's License or State issued Identification Card and a verifiable place of residence. You also need the 10% bail bond fee and must enter into the bail bond contract with the bail bondsman. If you have any other questions, please call us at (904) 358-1178.
IS COLLATERAL REQUIRED TO GET A BAIL BOND WRITTEN?
Collateral is not always required and is determined on a case by case situation. Speak to a bail bond agent at Chris's 24/7 Bail Bonds for more information.
DO I GET MY MONEY BACK WHEN MY CASE IS OVER?
The 10% that you pay a bail bond agent is non-refundable and is the bail bond fee for bonding you or your loved one out of jail.
WHAT IS A BAIL BOND HEARING
After a person is accused of a crime, he will be required to appear in front of a judge or magistrate for a bail hearing. At this hearing, the judge will have to decide whether the accused person will get bail or if he will be made to wait behind bars until his trial starts. Bail means that someone has paid money to release the defendant from jail, promising that he will be present for all other hearings.