You will be able to apply for your Manatee County 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 239-500-9999 for your access code.
Manatee County was named after one of the state’s favorite mammals, the Florida manatee. The county is home to the Port-Sarasota-Bradenton Metropolitan Statistical Area and situated along the Gulf of Mexico. With almost 400,000 residents counted for 2017, the total arrests in Manatee County for that same year were just over 13,000.
Bail is money collected from the defendant in exchange for their release from jail while awaiting their court hearing. This money is used to ensure the defendant will show up on their court date.
When someone is arrested for a crime, he or she will immediately be taken to jail. Upon arrival, mugshots and fingerprints are taken and then the defendant is asked to make a statement regarding their arrest.
Historically, someone arrested would have to wait for a judge magistrate to set bail for all crimes. However, because of Florida’s bond schedules provided in a majority of counties, bail is usually set quickly to eliminate the waiting for most types of crimes.
Bail amounts vary based on the severity of the crime committed. Again, most crimes have a set bail amount indicated on a bond schedule. Therefore, bail amounts in Manatee County will be based upon Manatee’s own bond schedule.
If the defendant actually pays a cash bond to the court directly and shows up to their court date(s) as instructed (other than any court fees that apply) the actual cash bail amount paid to the court directly is refundable.
Most people who are arrested do not have the financial means to pay the full bail amount set by the court. For this reason, there are bail bonds. A bail bond allows a defendant the ability to pay a small percentage of the bail amount for their release which is called a ‘bail premium’. However, the money paid to the bail bondsman in non-refundable.
At Bail Bonds Now, the cost for a bail bond (aka: the ‘bail premium’) is 10% of the full bail amount for a state bond and 15% for a federal bond. As an example, if bail is set at $3000, the cost for a state bond would be $300, for a federal bond it would be $450.
If someone has been arrested in Manatee County or the surrounding area and needs your help to post bail, Bail Bonds Now is standing by and ready to assist you 24/7. Our bondsmen are licensed, experienced and reliable.
Our online bail bond application makes the process easy and fast. The online application can be filled out anywhere and at any time using a smartphone or any computer device. Simply contact a bail agent to receive an access code access. Call or text (813)-800-9999 to get started right away.