You will be able to apply for your Lake City 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 850-500-9999 for your access code.
Lake City is known as ‘The Gateway to Florida’ as it is located at the most northern point of the state and in between two main interstates 10 & 75. The area was originally called the Town of Alligator in 1821 and is now the county seat of Columbia County and part of the Lake City Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Lake City is a small town with a friendly community. A large number of the residents have been there for years and work together to improve their small town. They are proud of their tight knit business community and have been focusing on revitalizing historical landmarks in the downtown area and also implementing new construction.
Receiving a call that someone you care about has been arrested in Columbia County is never something anyone wants to experience. Unfortunately, when friends and family get themselves in a jam, we only have two options: 1) Help to bail them out or; 2) Let them stay in jail to learn from their mistake.
The problem with leaving someone in jail is that there is a 50/50 chance they are innocent. In addition, whether it is a misdemeanor offense or felony, not getting released from jail quickly enough could cost them their job. If the arrestee is a student, missing school will certainly affect them negatively.
For those defendants who have been detained due to a problem with addiction, often times, being arrested is the first step on the road to recovery. So, getting them into a rehabilitation center right away is beneficial.
Bailing someone out of jail is a fairly simple process. Once the person who has been arrested has been booked into jail the magistrate will set a bail amount for their release while waiting for their court date(s) if eligible. After a bond amount has been set, anyone age 18 and over with a valid ID or passport is able to act as the indemnitor (person who arranges a bond for the inmate’s release). An indemnitor will act as a co-signor, which means that person is responsible for making sure the defendant does show up for all court dates as agreed within their release.
The cost to bail someone out of jail will depend on whether or not you pay bail directly to the court clerk or use a bail bondsman. If paying directly to the court, you will be required to pay the full amount of the bond demanded by the court. If using a bail bonds agent, the cost will only be a fraction of the full amount demanded by the magistrate.
Bail set by the court will depend upon the type of crime the inmate has been accused of and also the defendant’s criminal history. A Florida bondsman charges 10% of the full bail amount for a state bond and 15% for a federal bond. As an example, if the court sets bail at $3,000, the bail bond premium will be $300 for a state crime and $450 for federal.
When paying a bond directly to the court, the money is fully refundable minus court fees if the defendant appears for all required court dates and abides by all pretrial release requirements (stays out of trouble). However, any fees paid to a bail bond agent are non-refundable.
The bail bond company makes a promise to the magistrate with a surety bond which is a legal note guaranteeing the inmate will appear for court as required. If the defendant fails to appear, the bondsman is responsible for the full bail amount unless the accused is returned back to jail within a certain amount of time.
Bail Bonds Now has been providing reliable and fast bail bonds in Florida since 2012. All of our bail agents are licensed, experienced and standing by ready to serve 24/7, 365 days per year. Call or text a bondsman at (850)-500-9999.
The answer is “yes”. Now there’s no need to leave home in order to post a bond. Bail Bonds Now’s online bail bond application and payment system allows you to apply for a bond using your smartphone or any type of computer device. The system accepts both credit cards and debit cards. You will simply need to call or text a bail bondsman at (850)-500-9999 to receive an access code to get started.