Frequently Asked Bail Bond Questions

bail bond questionsIf you’re new to the bail bond process, you probably have a lot of questions. We know that an arrest can be overwhelming so let us help you through the bail process! At James Brennan Bail Bonds, we go the extra mile in customer care. Call us today at 727-531-5000 if you have more questions about bail bonds in St. Petersburg and Clearwater, FL.

What is a bail bond?

If you can’t afford the price of cash bail, you can contact a bail bondsman and get a bail bond. A bail bond is an agreement that gets you out of jail quickly without having to pay the total cost. They work for most criminal charges, including felonies, immigration charges, and DUI.

How much does it cost?

Prices for bail bonds are regulated by the government, and in Florida you must pay 10 percent of the total bail price. So if the judge sets your bail at $1,000, your bail bondsman would receive a $100 fee. Such a method works well for most people and saves you the trouble of scrambling to come up with money quickly. For larger bail bonds, we offer payment plans to further reduce the financial burden of an arrest. Call us at 727-531-5000 for more information!

How long does it take?

Our process works quickly and easily so you or your loved one can get out of jail in a matter of hours. You can come by our office in Clearwater, FL or complete the entire process over the phone. There’s no need for inconvenient faxing, printing, or scanning! We get to work as soon as you call us to get your bail bond ready quickly. At that point, the jail must process you or your loved one. Depending on how busy the jail is, this time will vary.

Is collateral required?

Sometimes. More often, you only need to pay the 10 percent fee. Each bail bond is unique and based on your individual circumstances so call us to find out more about collateral.

Why choose James Brennan Bail Bonds?

Our bail bondsmen go above and beyond to make sure you and your loved ones are treated with care and respect during the bail process. We know this can be a challenging and stressful time, so we do our best to help you through it. We provide various resources for free and are always happy to answer your questions. Call us 24 hours a day at 727-531-5000.

If you have other bail bond questions, give us a call! Our expert bail bondsmen will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Call James Brennan Bail Bonds for bail bond questions in St. Petersburg and Clearwater, FL at 727-531-5000.