If you or someone you care has been arrested in North Miami Beach for a misdemeanor charge, you’ll be happy to know that thanks to the United States Constitution, he or she has the right to post bail to get out of jail while waiting for their upcoming court hearing. Following an arrest a bond hearing takes place to decipher whether or not bail will be granted and for how much.
Bail is the amount of money ordered by a judge for the release of someone who has been accused and arrested for committing a crime. However, the person is released on the condition that he or she will appear to the scheduled court hearing for the crime they have been accused of committing.
A Bail bond is a document which assures the court that the accused person will show up for their scheduled court hearing and costs only a small percentage of the bail amount ordered by the court. Typically, state bonds require 10% and federal bonds 15%.
Following an arrest, the accused or an indemnitor contacts a bail bonds company to coordinate the person’s release from jail. An indemnitor can be a friend or family member who is age 18 or over with a valid state ID or passport. No matter who takes on the role, it’s best to make the call or text to the bondsman as soon as possible after the arrest to expedite the person’s release. This will make the process faster.
If the jail bondsman is notified immediately when someone is arrested, and the paperwork is completed right away, the accused person’s release may be just a short time after the booking process (typically between six and twelve hours). Bail Bonds Now’s online bond application makes the process easy and fast. Just contact a bail agent to receive an access code.
Whether or not bail money paid directly to the court is returned depends mostly on the person who was arrested. The number one important stipulation for getting bail money back is for the accused to make sure they attend their scheduled court dates. Should the defendant attend their hearing as promised and meet other predetermined requirements from the judge, the bail will be discharged during the hearing (less any fees owed to the court). However, if a bail bond is purchased through a commercial bondsman, that money is non-refundable.
Bail Bonds Now has been serving the state of Florida with fast and dependable bail bond services since 2012. All of our bondsman and sub-agents and staff throughout the state are highly experienced, professional and strive to be the best in the business. Our offices are open 24/7 – 365 days per year and we make it easy to make bail.
We accept credit cards, cash, money orders and sometimes collateral for high bail amounts. If those payment options do not meet a client’s needs, we find a way to work with them. Our easy-to-use online bail bonds application allows you to complete the entire process from anywhere at any time using a smartphone or any computer device. We pride ourselves on being the one to turn to for those who are dealing with an arrest.
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