What You Need to Know About Florida Keys Bail Bonds

Written on September 30, 2011 by admin in Bail Bonds

Unless you have had reason to use Florida Keys bail bonds before, chances are you won’t be very familiar with the process. It’s fairly simple, though the entire process can take some time, depending on how long it takes to set your bail and when you are arrested.

First, you will have to see what your bail is set at. Once this is done, you will have to contact a bail office in your area and a bondsman will come to interview you. During the interview, he will decide if you are a good candidate for Florida Keys bail bonds. This decision is usually based on your previous history and just how likely you are to skip bail if someone else pays for you.

Provided that everything checks out properly, your bail bondsman will require an upfront payment of 10% of the bail amount. If your case is federal, then you’ll have to pay 15%. It’s best to have arranged the payment earlier, so a friend or family member can get the money and pay the bondsman. Then you just have to wait while he pays your bail.

While there’s nothing terribly complicated about Florida Keys bail bonds, you may have questions anyway. Your bondsman should be able to answer any questions you have about the process and make it much easier to get through it. In a few hours, you could be home again, without the worry of paying off the full bail amount.