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What is a Bail ?

In a nutshell, bail is a set amount to be paid so that the accused individual can be released temporarily. This allows the individual to continue their normal day to day activities while getting situated for their trial. In criminal circumstances, an amount of money, property, or bail bond must be posted by the defendant or on behalf of the defendant in order to ensure they attend their court date. Everyone in the United States of America is protected by the 8th Amendment, prohibiting the government from issuing excessive bail.

How does a Bail Bond work?

The court system will set the bail amount for the release of an individual. By Florida law, an agency can provide a bail bond that contracts full amount of set bail to be paid if the defending individual doesn’t attend their court date. Bail bonds are only offered by licensed bail bond agencies. Typically, the premium for this early release service is 10% of the total bail amount. Therefore, if bail is set to $30,000, one can expect to pay $3,000 in addition to other necessary fees. The premium rate is set by the Florida Department of Insurance and is not refunded after the release of the individual.

What is a Bail Bond?

A bail bond is a monetary agreement made by the defendant or in representation of the defendant. This agreement is leveraged to ensure the defendant appears in court for their trial. If the defendant fails to show up to their court date, the bail will have to be paid in full.

Why is the premium non refundable?

The 10% bail bond premium you pay is a fixed rate provided by the Florida Department of Insurance. Just like care insurance, the premium you pay is purchasing the contract for the defendant to be released. Even if the defendant attends his court date, the premium is not refunded back to you. Much like even if you never have a car accident, you still won’t get your premium back.

Who is a bail bond co-signer?

A co-signer is the person signing the bail bonds contract on behalf of the defendant. This person is responsible for the defendant to appear in court and takes on financial accountability for the entire bail bond amount.

When does a forfeiture takes place?

Bond forfeiture takes place when a defendant neglects to show up to their court date. A bench warrant is issued subsequent to the defendant’s failure to appear in court. In many cases, a bail bond can be reinstated if the defendant communicates with the court, allowing a new court date to be set.

What is a reinstatement?

If the defendant fails to make a court appearance and was issues a bench warrant, the individual can have their bail bond reinstated by communicating with the court. During reinstatement, the defendant is scheduled a new trial date. Reinstatement could consequently require additional fees to the co-signer or defendant.

What is a bond discharge?

Bond discharge is when the trail has come to a close. No matter the outcome of the case, at the time the trial has ended, the bail bond is discharged. After the trial has ended any unpaid amounts are still owed to the bail bond agency.

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Customer Tip

Choosing a bail bonds agency in Orlando can be one of the most critical decisions you make when someone has been arrested. The service you’ll receive is vastly different at every bail bonds agency in Orlando, despite the set fees regulated by the Florida Department of Insurance. At Bail 2 GO, we understand that no two circumstances are the same. That’s why it’s important to choose an agency that will listen to your needs and carefully construct a plan, just for you.