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Frequently Asked Questions about bail bonds in Tampa, Florida:

What is bail?

Bail is the amount of money defendants or Indemnitors must post and is most often done through a Bail Bond Company for a fee. The purpose of bail is to ensure the defendant will appear at all hearings until the case has been adjudicated.

How is bail set in Tampa, Florida?

Bail amounts are set based on several factors, including the severity of the alleged crime, the defendant’s criminal history, and the likelihood of the defendant appearing in court.

What happens if I can't afford bail in Tampa?

If you cannot afford bail, you may seek the services of a bail bond agent who can post a bail bond on your behalf for a fee. The fees in Florida are governed by the Department of Financial Services, rates are as follows: Any single Bond $ 1,000.00 and below is a flat Rate of $ 100.00 any single bond above $ 1,000.00 is 10%.

Can I get my bail money back in Tampa if I'm found not guilty?

No, once the bond is posted and the Defendant is released, there are no refunds.

What is a bail bond in Tampa?

A bail bond is a financial guarantee that ensures the defendant’s appearance in court, or the face amount of the bond will be paid to the Court.

Can I leave the state while out on bail in Tampa?

Whether you can leave the state while out on bail depends on the conditions set by the court. Some bail agreements restrict travel outside the jurisdiction without prior approval.

What happens if I miss my court date in Tampa while out on bail?

Missing a court date while out on bail can result in a warrant being issued for your arrest and the forfeiture of any bail money or collateral.

Can I use property as collateral for bail in Tampa?

Yes, you can use property, such as real estate, as collateral for a bail bond in Tampa.

How long does it take to get r eleased on bail in Tampa?

The time it takes to get released on bail in Tampa can vary depending on which facility the Defendant is being detained and the processing time at the jail or detention facility.

Can I negotiate bail in Tampa?

Judges typically set bail amounts based on established guidelines and the specifics of each case, however, concerning the premium as stated above, these funds are non-negotiable, If any Bail company offers to charge a different amount, other than the amounts above, that Bail Agent is committing a crime, in certain circumstances, the bail agency may be able to extend credit.

Can bail be revoked in Tampa?

Yes, bail can be revoked if the defendant violates the conditions of their release.

What happens to bail if I am convicted in Tampa?

Regardless of the adjudication of the case, the premium is non-refundable, however if additional monies were given to the bail company as collateral, these funds will be returned to the individual that gave the funds.

Cash Bail VS Posting a Bail Bond to secure the Defendants release.

When posting cash bonds, you must go to the Jail in person and must use cash, there are a few jails in Florida they may except credit cards, but again, you must be present at the jail, also the person posting the “cash” is not informed that those funds can be used to pay Court costs, fines and any other fees. Using a Bail Bond Company ensures that you will only pay one fee and not be responsible for any other Court cost, fines or fees. The added convenience of using a Bail Bond Company is you can post the bond from the convenience of your own home or office. We will we will send you a Docusign and a CC form, no printing, no travel, and we will keep you informed throughout the bonding process by one of the professionals in our office.