Bay County is home to Panama City, which is also the county seat. People come to live in and visit Panama City mostly for the beautiful sugar white sand beaches, crystal clear water and amazing weather. Dolphins are frequently spotted swimming nearby when spending time on the water.
The population of residents in Bay County is somewhat smaller than some of the other metropolitan areas in Florida, with just under 179,000 living in the area according to the 2017 statistics provided by Florida Department of Law Enforcement. There were 15,202 people arrested in Bay County that same year with 673 arrests for violent crimes.
If someone you care about has been taken to jail in Panama City or somewhere nearby, Bail Bonds Now is standing by and ready to assist you 24/7. We’ve been serving Florida defendants and their families since 2012.
The bail amount is the money ordered by a judge after someone has been arrested in order for them to be released while waiting for their court hearing. Not all criminals or criminal charges are eligible for Florida bail bonds. Eligibility is contingent upon the defendant’s history and the judge’s discretion.
Bail bonds are issued by a state licensed bondsman and provide a way for a defendant to get out of jail for only a small percentage of the full bail amount set by a judge. At Bail Bonds Now we issue state bonds at 10% and federal bonds at 15%. For example, if someone arrested is granted bail at $2000, the bail bond amount (aka: bail premium) will be $200 for a state bond and $300 for a federal bond.
The bail bondsman delivers a surety bond to the jail for the release of a person charged for a misdemeanor or felony crime. The bond is a guarantee from the bondsman to the courts that the defendant will show up to court as agreed. Once the bond has been delivered to the jail, the defendant is typically released within six to twelve hours.
If the defendant does not show up to court as agreed, it will be considered a ‘failure to appear’. At that point, the bondsman will revoke the bond and the judge may issue a bench warrant for another arrest. Regardless, the bail agent will have sixty days to deliver the defendant back to the jail or be required to pay the full bail amount originally set by the judge.
It’s easier than ever to post bail in Florida with Bail Bonds Now’s online bail application. You can access the online form with your smartphone or any computer device. The process takes about twenty to thirty minutes and can be completed anywhere and at any time.
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