You will be able to apply for your Tampa bail bond directly online without needing to come into our office - available to you 24/7!
You will be able to apply for your bail bond directly online without needing to come into our office - available to you 24/7.
Please enter the access code we have provided you in the box below to access the online system. You’ll need to call us at 813-800-9999 for your access code.
The Tampa Bay Area is located in Hillsborough County along the Gulf of Mexico on the west coast of Florida. It is the second largest metro area in the state. Some of the smaller and unincorporated areas within the Tampa region include Dover, Gibsonton, Lithia, Lutz and Mango.
Dover, Florida is more secluded than the cities closer to the coastline and approximately 25 miles away from the busier part of the Metropolitan area. It is also home to The Hillsborough County Fair, which is held annually in the Fall season.
Gibsonton (aka: ‘Gibtown’) is close to the water and holds a rather interesting history. Many of the carnival and circus people from up north called this place home during the winter season. Today there are remnants that still remain. Two of Florida’s most bizarre murders took place there.
Lithia is also located further inland to the south and approximately an hour drive to the Gulf Coast and a great place to enjoy the outdoors with parks, such as Alafia River State Park and Aldermans Ford Park.
Lutz is just fifteen miles north of Tampa and about 50 minutes to the beaches. It’s also one of the prime locations for golfing in Florida at the 18-hole golf course, Tournament Players Club (TPC Tampa Bay).
Bail is the amount of money demanded by a magistrate judge in exchange for an inmate’s release while waiting for trial. The cost of bail depends upon the type of crime the arrestee is accused of and also the defendant’s criminal history. However, not everyone is eligible for bail in Florida. Bail amounts range anywhere from $500 to millions.
If a defendant is able to pay the entire bail amount set by the magistrate, that is an option. If this is the case, the bond amount would be paid directly to the court clerk and all but court fees would be refundable if the defendant abides by all pretrial release requirements, including appearing for all required court dates. But most of the people who are arrested are unable to pay the full bail amount. Fortunately, there are bail bonds.
A bail bond is an insurance guarantee (surety) underwritten to the court by a licensed bail bondsman. This guarantee basically promises that if a defendant does not show up to his court date(s) as required, the bail bonds company promises to pay the full amount of bail originally demanded by the court within a certain amount of time if the defendant is not returned to jail. The bail bond allows those who have been arrested to be released from jail for just a fraction of the bond amount set by a magistrate judge.
Florida bail bondsmen charge 10% of the full bail amount for a state bond and 15% for a federal bond. For example, if the bail amount demanded by the court is $10,000, the bail bond premium will be $1,000 for a state crime and $1,500 for a federal crime. If a bondsman attempts to charge you a different amount, find another bondsman.
Anyone age 18 and over with a valid state ID or official passport is eligible to act as indemnitor in Florida. An indemnitor is the person who takes on the responsibility to bail someone out of jail.
After all of the bail bond paperwork has been process and the payment has been made, it typically takes between two to twelve hours for a pretrial inmate to be released in Florida.
If you or someone you love has been arrested in Tampa or the surrounding areas, the bail bond agents at Bail Bonds Now of Tampa will be standing by and ready to assist. Our online bail bonds application allows you to apply for a bond and make a payment from anywhere and at any time using a smartphone or any type of computer device. You will just need to text or call a bondsman at (813)-800-9999 to receive an access code to get started any time, 24/7.
At the end of last year, human skeletal remains were discovered at the same mobile home park in Gibsonton that the Lobster Man, Grady Stiles, and his family resided at.