Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What should I do if I or someone I know is arrested?
A: First and foremost, call our offices no matter what time of day or night. We always have agents available to assist you. Once we have been notified, we will let you know what to expect and what we will be able to do to assist you in getting out of jail.
Q: What is a Bail Bond?
A: A bail bond, posted by a bail agent, is a three way contract between the defendant, the surety agent (bail agent) and the court. By paying the bond, a defendant agrees to appear in court when notified. The court agrees to release the defendant and the bondsman agrees to have the defendant in court when notified. When a bond is set, the defendant has two options. They can pay the entire amount of the bond to the court or they can hire a bail agent. The bail agent will then provide the bond to the court on behalf of the customer and guarantee their appearance at all court proceedings.
Q: How much does a Bail Bond cost?
A: The cost for a bail bond written by a bail agent in the State of Florida is 10% of the bail amount set by the court for each charge, or $100 per charge, whichever is greater. The bond industry is strictly regulated by the State of Florida therefore bail bond agents are not allowed to charge less or more than the amounts indicated here. All bail agents in the State of Florida must charge the same 10% or $100 whichever is greater; the difference is the level of service and professionalism that is provided. At Cary Carlisle Bail Bonds, we provide confidential, courteous, professional assistance that cannot be matched anywhere in the bail industry. If being treated with dignity and respect is important to you then call Cary Carlisle Bail Bonds for help with any size bond in any location.
Q: How long does it take to be released from jail?
A: After the defendant is booked - that is photographed, fingerprinted and processed into the system – bail can be set at what is called a first appearance. At that time, a judge will determine if bail will be set. Once a bond amount is determined, we will quickly process your bond and upon approval of the court, we will immediately post bond and seek the release of the defendant. The length of time it takes to be released by the jail varies greatly with each jail and this is where Cary Carlisle Bail Bonds can help expedite the process as a result of our years of experience and knowledge of the court and jail systems.
Q: How does bail work?
A: After the booking process is completed, the arrestee will typically be given one of several options for release. If the bail option includes a financial guarantee component such as cash, bonds, etc.; Cary Carlisle Bail Bonds can be of assistance to you. Remember if you are arrested and given bail it is always a good idea to use professionals that are familiar with the court system and can give you the very best advice.
Q: What does Release on Bail Bond mean?
A: This is a guarantee that is finalized with a signature guarantee and a surety financial guarantee. The defendant provides the guarantees promising in writing to appear at any and all court dates and Cary Carlisle Bail Bonds will pay the financial guarantee which is the bail bond, thereby ensuring the court that the defendant will appear at any and all court dates. If the defendant fails to appear, the bond may be forfeited and the defendant may be immediately returned to jail.
Q: What does Release on Bail Bond with GPS Tracking mean?
A: In addition to the guarantees mentioned above, when GPS is required, the defendant will wear an electronic tracking device. Tracking technology involves the use of satellites to track a defendant’s location while they are out of jail.
Q: What if I don’t have an attorney?
A: We enjoy a very good relationship with the Public Defenders in Northwest Florida as well as several criminal defense attorneys. If you need assistance in finding or contacting an attorney, we are ready to help. The necessity of having a qualified attorney representing your best interests cannot be over stated.
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