A 24 hour bail bonds company can be a lifesaver if you, a friend or family member find yourself in a bit of trouble. Knowing ahead of time on how to deal with an arrest will be to your advantage. Obviously, most people do not like to think of being in a situation where they would be arrested. However, knowing your rights and the correct procedure beforehand will save a person who has been arrested much grief.
When someone is arrested in Miami on the suspicion of some crime they will be taken by the authorities to a local police station where they will be booked, which will include finger printing, mug shots and the person arrested will be expected to make a statement. He or she will remain in jail until the day their court hearing can be heard by a judge unless they are allowed to post bail. Not all crimes committed are eligible for posting bail. However, those who ARE eligible will most certainly want to take advantage of it.
If someone is eligible to receive bail after an arrest, the full bail amount is decided upon by a judge. Nonetheless, the person who was arrested will only need to pay a small percentage of the full bail amount to the jail bond company in order to be released. 10 percent is typically the cost to bail someone out of jail in the state of Florida for a state bond and 15% for a federal bond. For example, if a judge orders bail to be set at $3,000, the accused will pay $300 for a state bond or $450 for a federal bond.
After you’ve done your research and decide on a bail bond company that you feel you can rely on to expedite the bail process, you will want to call them immediately and explain in detail (be completely honest) about the arrest. If the bondsman finds out the client failed to relay the whole truth about the arrest or does not show up to court as scheduled, it only negatively affects the client (the person who was arrested). Keep in mind that after a person has been arrested, it is in their best interest to be cooperative, show up (early) to all court hearings, do what the judge tells you to do and follow the advice of your bondsman and legal counsel from beginning to end.
A friend or family member of a person who has been arrested most often acts as the indemnitor to set a bond for their release. This person will complete all of the required bail bonds paperwork and arrange to pay bail. And the indemnitor becomes responsible for making sure the accused attends their scheduled court date.
The hired Bail Bondsman will take care of everything after all paperwork has been completed by the accused or his indemnitor and the money for bail has been received. He will make all of the arrangements for his client’s release. And if the bondsman is called immediately after a person’s arrest, the time spent in jail after the booking process will be brief.
As mentioned above, once a bail bondsman posts bail for a client, he or she is also responsible for making sure the accused appears at their scheduled court hearing. If they do not show up as required, the bail bonds company must pay the full bail amount initially ordered by the judge. And the client now has a ‘failure to appear’ added to their charges. Most likely, the judge will issue a warrant for their arrest.
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