Process of Bail

Learn more about what to expect from the bail process

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Helpful bail process information

After you or your loved one has been taken into custody, the booking process begins. After you have been booked, you will be informed on the amount of bail you will need to post to get out of jail. The majority of misdemeanors are listed on a bond schedule and require a specific amount.

 Felony charges, on the other hand, are much more serious and will require you to appear in front of the judge at an arraignment hearing. If the judge sets a bond for you, you can immediately start the bail bond process and begin to fill out any paperwork. You can either go through a bail bond agent and pay a portion of the bail, or you can pay the entire amount directly to the jail and obtain your release.

Cost of a bail bond

In Florida, the rate for filing a bail bond is 10% of the total bond amount. The minimum rate per charge is $100. This is a fixed rate, established by the Florida Department of Financial Services. This rate cannot be changed by any bail bond agency! With AM Bail Bonds, in most cases no collateral is required. Contact us today for details.