Finding out that someone you care about has been arrested is never easy. Fortunately, the process for bonding someone out of jail now is. With Bail Bonds Now’s online form, you can pay bail online and complete the entire process on your smartphone, Ipad or computer.
After a person is arrested and taken to jail, mugshots and fingerprints are taken and the defendant provides a statement. Depending upon the crime committed, a bail amount is set by the judge magistrate. The more serious the crime, the higher the bail amount. However, bail is not permitted for all types of charges. For example, someone accused of murder is not going to be offered bail.
Technically, the answer to this question is ‘yes’, but it’s not very common. In order to bail yourself out of jail, you would have to have cash on hand in the full amount of the bail set by the judge while in jail. The good news is that if you have a friend or family member who can access a computer and pay a small percentage of the full bail amount for you while you’re incarcerated – getting out of jail will not be difficult. You can make an arrangement to repay the person who completes the bond paperwork and puts up the bail premium amount after your release.
Instead of paying the full bail amount set by a judge, a bail bonds agent arranges a surety bond allowing a defendant to pay a small percentage of the bail money amount for their release. The bail bond amount (aka: bail premium) charged by the bondsman is typically 10% for state bonds and 15% for federal.
An indemnitor (the person who arranges a bail bond) completes the bail bond paperwork and makes the bail premium payment. Once the payment has been made and all of the requirements are completed, the person who was arrested is usually released within six to twelve hours. As long as the defendant shows up in court as scheduled and abides by the rules stipulated by the courts, nothing more will be owed to the bail bond service. Conversely, if the suspect does not show up in court, the bail bondsman will owe the courts the full bail amount within sixty days unless the perpetrator is brought back to jail.
In 2017, there were just under 20,000 arrests in Escambia which was about a 7% increase over the previous year. Only a small percentage of those arrests were violent crimes
If you’ve received a call for help to bail someone out of jail, the online bail bond form here on our website will guide you through the steps of how to post bail. The entire process can be completed on your smartphone or computer without leaving home. If you prefer to speak to a bail agent with questions or concerns, you may call or text us at (850)-500-9999.
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