Levy County is situated in the northwest portion of Florida about 120 miles above Tampa. It was established in 1845 as the 27th county in Florida. Levy is nestled in between Citrus, Marion, Alachua, Gilchrist and Dixie counties along the Gulf Coast. The Town of Bronson is the county seat.
When someone you care about is arrested in Florida, they are fingerprinted, a mugshot is taken, and a statement is asked of the defendant. A majority of court systems in Florida use bond schedules that suggest bail amounts for arrestees to pay in exchange for their pretrial release. If a person is suspected of a violent crime and/or has a criminal history, they may not be eligible for bail at all. And under other circumstances, a defendant may be eligible for pretrial release without cash bail.
After a bail amount has been set for the inmate’s release, he then has the option to pay the full amount of bail set by the courts or to contact a bail bonds agent. A Florida bail bondsman will charge a small percentage of the full bond amount, usually 10 percent for state offenses and 15 percent for federal offenses. Any fees paid to a bail bond agent are non-refundable. However, if a defendant pays the full set bail amount provided by the court and abides by all court ordered requirements for his release, including attending all court hearings, that money will be refundable minus any court fees after the trial is completed.
In most cases, an indemnitor (someone who completes the bond paperwork and arranges for the inmate’s release) will take care of filling out the bail bond application and arranging payment. This person will also be responsible for making sure the defendant shows up for all of his court dates and abides by all court ordered requirements for their pretrial release. Anyone with a valid ID over the age of 18 is eligible to act as an indemnitor on behalf of an inmate.
If you or someone you care about has been arrested in Williston, Chiefland or anywhere in the Levy County area, Bail Bonds Now will be standing by and ready to post bond any time, 24/7. All of our bondsmen are licensed, experienced and understands that time is of the essence. We are even open on all holidays. Our convenient and easy-to-use online bail bonds form allows you to complete the entire application and make a payment using a smartphone or any computer device. Simply call or text a bail bond agent to receive access at (352)-500-9999.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement reported that the population in Lake County for 2017 was 41,015. In that same year, there were a total of 1,580 arrests with 228 violent crimes, 139 property crimes and 1,213 were part II offense crimes (i.e. public drunkenness, dui, loitering, forgery, counterfeiting, simple assault, etc.). Some websites, such as SpotCrime.com will give you more up-to-date and more specific crime statistics.