Miami Bail Bondsman Questions

    • As a defendant in Miami, are you entitled to being bailed out of jail?
      In most cases yes, bail is guaranteed by the United States Constitution as well as Florida statute XLVII Chapter 903 which states: FL Rules Crim. Proc. 3.131(a) Right to Pretrial Release: Unless charged with a capital offense or an offense punishable by life imprisonment and the proof of guilt is evident or the presumption is great, every person charged with a crime or violation of municipal or county ordinance shall be entitled to pretrial release on reasonable conditions. If no conditions of release can reasonably protect the community from risk of physical harm to persons, assure the presence of the accused at trial, or assure the integrity of the judicial process, the accused may be detained.

      What is bail?
      What is bail? Bail is essentially security, in the form of a surety bond that is exchanged for the defendants release from jail.

    • What is a bail bond?
      A bail bond is guarantee given the Miami bail bondsman that the defendant will appear at his court date. If the defendant fails to appear at his court date then a warrant is immediately issued for his or her arrest and the bail bonds man will use all their resources to track the defendant down and bring them to justice.

    • What does a Miami bail bondsman do? A Miami bail bondsman is a person licensed by the Florida Department of Insurance to write bail bonds to secure the release of a defendant from a Miami jail.

    • How can I bail someone out of a Miami jail? If you have someone that you need to bail out of a Miami jail, you can call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Miami bail bondsman will need the full name of the defendant, the name of the jail that he is being held at, and his date of birth. The Miami bail bondsman will then contact the jail to secure his or her release.

    • Can anyone that is arrested be bailed out by a Miami bail bondsman? No. There are certain cases where a defendant is not eligible to be bailed out of jail. Below is a list of restrictions on pre-trial release (bail) as defined in FL Statute 903.0351: (1) In the instance of an alleged violation of felony probation or community control, bail or any other form of pretrial release shall not be granted prior to the resolution of the probation-violation hearing or the community-control-violation hearing to: (a) A violent felony offender of special concern as defined in s. 948.06; (b) A person who is on felony probation or community control for any offense committed on or after the effective date of this act and who is arrested for a qualifying offense as defined in s. 948.06(8)(c); or (c) A person who is on felony probation or community control and has previously been found by a court to be a habitual violent felony offender as defined in s. 775.084(1)(b), a three-time violent felony offender as defined in s. 775.084(1)(c), or a sexual predator under s. 775.21, and who is arrested for committing a qualifying offense as defined in s. 948.06(8)(c) on or after the effective date of this act. (2) Subsection (1) shall not apply where the alleged violation of felony probation or community control is based solely on the probationer or offender's failure to pay costs or fines or make restitution payments.

    • How much does a bail bond cost? The typical cost of a Miami bail bond is equal to 10% of the defendants bail. This fee is called the premium. For example, if a defendant's bail is $1,000 the premium would be $100.

    • Do I get the premium back? No. The premium is our fee which is paid to the Miami bail bondsman for the service that they are providing, as well as the risk that is assumed by the Miami bail bondsman that the defendant may not show up to court.

    • What type of collateral is required to bail someone out? In most cases bonds can be written with the signature of just one indemnitor who is employed and has either cash or some other asset, such as a car or house, to offer as collateral to the Miami bail bondsman.

    • What is an Indemnitor? A person who guarantee's to pay the Miami bail bondsman for any losses incurred during the bail process. Examples of these costs are forfeiture costs, investigator fees, attorney fees, foreclosure fees, interest, and other costs.

    • What is a deed of trust? A deed of trust is a lien on real property.

    • What is a bail skip? A bail skip is a defendant that is released on bail who has failed to appear for his court date. A Miami bail bondsman can hire skip tracers, also known as fugitive recovery agents, or bounty hunters, to locate skips and bring them into custody.

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