Serving the Wesley Chapel, FL Area With Assistance for Posting Bail
When you post bail after an arrest, you are providing assurance that you, or the charged individual if you are a family member posting on the defendant's behalf, will appear to court at the appointed date and time. Failure to do so will result in substantial financial liability. Once your court case is settled, bail paid will be refunded or used for outstanding fines and fees. This system prevents the court from holding people who have not been convicted of a crime. A Wesley Chapel Bail Bonds LLC can guide those in Pasco County and Hillsborough County through the bail bond process.
Types of Bail
Before obtaining a bail bond, you need to understand the different types of bail and how they may apply to your situation. Cash bail is when the amount is paid in full via cash, check, or credit card to the jail at the time of arrest. A surety bail is used when you can't afford to pay bail; a friend, family member, or bail bondsman puts up the amount on your behalf and is liable if you don't appear in court. With a property bond, the court will get a lien for the property in question equal to the bail amount. If the defendant has strong ties to the community, a solid work history, and a lack of prior arrests, then this collateral may not be required.
Although specific procedures vary by jurisdiction, in most counties and states you can pay bail in one of the following ways:
- Contracting with a bail bond company to post bail on your behalf
- Giving the court interest in real estate you own
- Paying cash to the court
Depending on the severity of the offense, you'll usually need to pay 10 percent of the full bail amount to be released from custody, with a minimum of $100. This is called the premium. The rate for federal bonds is set at 15 percent.
If you need assistance with bail bonds, contact A Wesley Chapel Bail Bonds LLC today through our contact form or by calling 813-973-4444. We pride ourselves on comprehensive, trustworthy service, including 24/7 customer availability. You can also view our FAQ page for more helpful information about posting bail.