Q.  WHAT IS A BAIL BOND?

A.  A BOND IS WRITTEN IN BEHALF OF THE DEFENDANT TO RELEASE HIM FROM JAIL.  WHEN A BONDSMAN 

     TAKES THIS RESPONSIBILITY, IT IS PROMISING THE COURT THAT THE DEFENDANT WILL APPEAR FOR ALL

     OF HIS COURT DATES.

Q.  WHAT HAPPENS IF THE DEFENDANT DOES NOT APPEAR FOR A COURT DATE?

A.   A WARRANT IS ISSUED FOR THE DEFENDANTS ARREST.  THE BONDSMAN THEN MUST RE-ARREST OR

       PAY THE WHOLE AMOUNT OF THE BOND TO THE COURT.  (THIS IS NOT THE PREMIUM).

Q.   WHAT IS THE PREMIUM ON A BOND IN FLORIDA?

A.    ANY BOND THAT IS OVER $1000 DOLLARS IS 10%.  ANY BOND UNDER $1000 IS A FLAT $100 FEE.

       EVERY CHARGE MUST HAVE ITS OWN BOND, SO EACH BOND AMOUNT CANNOT BE ADDED TO

       ANOTHER. (EXAMPLE:  $5000 BOND AND A $150 BOND = $600 FEE.)

Q.    WHAT IS AN INDEMNITOR FOR A BOND?

A.     AN INDEMNITOR IS THE PERSON THAT IS GOING TO SIGN RESPONSIBILITY ON BEHALF OF THE DEFENDANT.

Q.     WHAT IS COLLATERAL ON A BOND?

A.     THE COLLATERAL IS WHAT THE INDEMNITOR PUTS UP FOR THE TOTAL BONDS WRITTEN.  IF THE DEFENDANT FAILS  TO

        APPEAR IN COURT, AND THE BONDSMAN CANNOT FIND HIM, THE COLLATERAL WOULD BE CONVERTED INTO CASH

       TO PAY FOR THE BOND.

Q.    ARE THERE PAYMENT PLANS ON BONDS?

A.    PAYMENT PLANS COULD BE ARRANGED IF YOU QUALIFY.

Q.   IF YOU NEED TO GET SOMEONE OUT OF JAIL, WHAT DO YOU DO NEXT?

A.   NO MATTER WHAT TIME, CALL BIG DEAL BAILBONDS AND AN AGENT WILL HELP YOU GET ALL THE INFORMATION

​      YOU WILL NEED.

Q.   WHAT IS THE RELEASE TIME?

​A.   IT USUALLY TAKES 2 - 6 HOURS FOR THE JAIL TO RELEASE AN INMATE.  NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO THEY WILL NOT

      HURRY THE PROCESS.  IF YOU FREQUENTLY CALL THE JAIL, THIS WILL ONLY DELAY THE RELEASE.


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