What is a Bail Bond?

 What are Bail Bonds and how they are Determined

Bail Bonds are also called Surety bonds. They are the most popular form of bail. If the individual does not have enough cash to post bail, they can use a bail bond company. The bond company pays the bail bond for the individual and charges a percent of the bond as a fee. The bail bond company will get the bond back When the individual shows up for court and the case is discharged.

To secure the bail money, the bond company will make sure the individual has a co-signer who is capable of paying back the bail money if the individual dose not show for court. The co-signer is usually a friend or family member. The co-signer agrees to the terms and is responsible for the full amount if the individual doesn’t show up to court. Thank You! Engel Bail Bonds. 407-339-0688

 

We service all of Seminole, Brevard, Volusia, Orange and Osceola Counties.

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A brief descripton of how the Bail Bonds and arrest process works:

Setting Bail:

When someone is arrested, most all charges carry a preset bail amount and can bond out once ther booking process is complete. If they are charged with certain crimes, ex: domestic violence, they will have to see a judge the following day. The judge will decide whether or not to assign bail, particularly if the individual has not shown up for court appearances in the past, poses a flight risk, or has committed a more serious crime.

If the judge does assign bail – it means that the individual can be released from custody until their court date - after they pay an amount set by the judge. The judge will set the amount based on the crime, how likely the individual is to flee, and whether the individual is a repeat offender. Please call us with any questions on the Bail Bonds process, Thank You. Our Sanford Bail Bondsman are standing by. Please call us anytime.407-339-0688 or text us at: 407-739-7505. All Bail Bondsman in the state of Florida MUST charge the same amount, 10% of the bond and a minimum of $100 on any bail bond under $1000.

 

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