Wakulla County is found at the bottom of the Florida Panhandle just before the Big Bend. It is located underneath Leon County and just above Franklin County. It is part of the Tallahassee, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area. Crawfordville is its county seat.
Wakulla is another one of Florida’s best kept secrets and beginning to be called ‘one of the last. Best, natural places in Florida to live’. This region is situated along the Gulf Coast with a population of only around 32,000. Even better, approximately 75% of the land is protected natural area. Nature lovers have their pick of spending time on the ocean or exploring the freshwater lakes, as well as miles and miles to hike, camp, birdwatch and more.
Residents and visitors can enjoy the outdoors while visiting the Apalachicola National Forest, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Ochlockonee River State Park, San Marcos de Apalache Historic Park or Wakulla Springs State Park.
When you get that call from someone you care about saying that they’ve been arrested in Wakulla, the first thing you will need to do is decide whether or not you’re willing to take on the responsibility of acting as their indemnitor (an entity or person who takes on the duty as a co-signor) to help them post bail. Anyone taking on the role of an indemnitor to bail someone out must be at least age 18 with a valid state ID or an official passport.
Bail is the amount of money set by a magistrate judge for the temporary release of a pretrial inmate. In Florida, most counties use uniform bond schedules to determine bail amounts. These bond schedules already have a menu of offenses matched with bond amounts to help expedite the procedure. However, not only pretrial defendants are allowed bail. It depends upon the type of crime committed and the suspect’s criminal history.
A bail bond is a surety bond arranged by a licensed state bondsman that secures the temporary release of a pretrial defendant. A bail bond from a local bondsman allows an arrestee to be released from jail for a small portion of the full bail amount set by the court. Typically, the cost for a bail bond is ten percent for state bonds and fifteen percent for federal bonds. For example, if the court set bail at $3000, the bail bond agent will charge $300 for a state crime and $450 for a federal crime.
Bail Bonds Now has been providing 24 hour bail bond services for the state of Florida since 2012. All of our bondsmen are licensed, experienced and understand the importance of a quick release. Using a smartphone or computer, you have the ability to apply for a bail bond online from anywhere and at any time. Simply text or call our bail bond office at (850)-500-9999 to receive an access code to get started.
Unlike many of the big city areas in Florida, Wakulla has a low crime rate. According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, there were only 903 arrests in Wakulla during 2018. Of those who were arrested, only 33 were suspected of violent crimes. 157 of the arrests were for property crimes and 713 were for part II offenses (i.e. drug possession, DUIs, loitering, etc.)
To learn about the crime statistics in Panacea, Sopchoppy or any other city in Wakulla, visit sites such as AreaVibes.com.
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