Bail creates a legal agreement between the defendant and the court: the
court agrees to release the defendant from jail until his or her case
has been decided, and the defendant agrees to appear at all court hearings
and trials. If all conditions of the release are met, then the bail is
returned in its full amount. If the defendant fails to appear, however,
he or she will be forced to forfeit the bail money.
Unfortunately, many people who are arrested do not have the funds to secure
their release. Very few people, even with the assistance of family and
friends, have the financial resources to post bail. This is where our
bail agency can help. The fee paid to the bail bond agent is also known
as a premium. By law in the State of Florida, the premium charge is 10%
of the bail bond or $100 minimum per charge. A premium is a non-refundable
fee for the service of paying the bail amount on the behalf of the accused.
We also work to ensure that the defendant is present and on time at all
mandatory court appearances, provide free arrest reports, up-to-date court
information, and free notary services.