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.
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. We provide an online bail application making it easy for anyone to get a bail bond in Manatee County anytime and anywhere. Call or text (352)-500-9999 to get started right away.
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, in Florida there is a bond schedule provided from each county to eliminate the waiting for most types of crimes. The Florida Bond Schedule allows most to post bail more quickly. Other factors come into play for severe crimes and repeat offenders.
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 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. For this reason, there are bail bonds. A bail bonds 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 you have any additional question, or would like to begin the bail bond process, call or text a bail bondsman right away for a quick release at (352)-500-9999.
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