Bail Bond Resources

We know that getting arrested, or having a loved one get arrested, can be a daunting and scary experience. Our bail bond resource section will help guide you through the difficult experience a bit easier. Whether you need a Dade, Broward or Fort Lauderdale bail bond, we’re here for you… we even have bail agents available nationwide! As always, you can call us or email us anytime.

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Case, Arrest, and Warrant Search

Need help getting a Dade, Broward or Fort Lauderdale bail bond? Call us at 954-463-6363.

Jails

Main
555 SE 1st Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Joseph V. Conte
1351 NW 27th Ave, Pompano Beach, FL 33069

Paul Rein
2421 NW 16th Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33069

Court Houses

Central Courthouse
201 SE 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

North Satellite
1600 W Hillsboro Blvd, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

West Satellite
100 North Pine Island Road, Plantation, FL 33324

South Satellite
3550 Hollywood Blvd #200, Hollywood, FL 33021

Bail Bond FAQs

Below are some common bail bond questions and answers

What is a cash bond?

When a cash bond is posted, all court costs, fines, fees and public defender costs are deducted from the cash bond. If there is a remaining balance, that would be given back to the person who posted the cash bond, less the fees mentioned above.


What happens if I don’t pay my bondsman?

Most bail bond agents require the payment of the premium (10% of the bail bond amount) and the receipt of collateral (mortgage, car slip) prior to posting any bond. However, some bondsmen will take payments before receiving collateral. Depending on the agreement signed with your bondsman, nonpayment of premium/fees, or not fulfilling your collateral requirement, may result in a credit score ding and a potential civil action against the indemnitor and defendant. This is true for Dade, Broward and Fort Lauderdale bail bond cases.


How long after the arrest can bail be posted?

It normally takes 6 to 8 hours to be booked after a person is arrested. Bond cannot be posted until booking is complete and the charges have been determined. Once the charges and the amount of bond have been set you will able to calculate the fee.


How are fees for bonds determined?

The fees or premium for a bond is 10% of the bond with a $100 minimum per bond.

For Example:

Count 1: $1500.00 = Fee of $150.00

However, if there are 3 bonds for $500.00 each the fee would NOT be $150.00, it would be $300.00. It is $100.00 for each individual bond.

Count 1: $500.00 = Fee of $100.00
Count 2: $500.00 = Fee of $100.00
Count 3: $500.00 = Fee of $100.00

All bail bond fees are regulated by the Florida Department of Financial Services. We caution you from doing business with any agency that is acting illegally by charging any more or any less than the law states.


Do you offer payment plans?

Payment plans are available. We generally require 50% of the fee as a down payment with weekly payments until paid off. Should the case close before the fee has been paid, the balance is still owed and must be paid before your collateral will be returned. For payment plans with Fort Lauderdale bail bond services, call us today.


Can I revoke the bond if I change my mind prior to the resolution of the case?

Deciding to post bail for a friend or a family member should be done only after great consideration. You must be certain that the defendant will appear in court and be prepared to pay the bond if he/she does not.

The decision to revoke bond should be done ONLY if you are concerned about whether or not the defendant will appear in court.

Bail Agents should not be used to threaten the defendant with being surrendered because of a personal conflict with the signer on the bond.

However, if you truly believe the defendant is a flight risk and your collateral is at risk you can request that the bond to be revoked. Your responsibility as the indemnitor in this matter is not over until the defendant has been apprehended and in custody.

ALL FEES RELATED TO SURRENDERING THE DEFENDANT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PERSON WHO POSTED BAIL.


If the person I bail out jumps what are my options?

We have 30 days to locate the defendant and re-arrest him/her before the bond must be paid to the court. Your assistance in locating the defendant is key to our success.

If we are unable to do so, it is the signers’ responsibility to pay the full amount of the bond before the collateral can be returned.

If you fail to pay the full amount of the bond the collateral will be converted (sold) in order to pay the court.

If a Mortgage Agreement was used to secure the bond, a lien will be filed against the property and accrue interest until the bond is paid.

ALL OF THE COST INVOLVED IN RECOVERING THE DEFENDANT WILL BE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.


What can be used as collateral?

We accept:

  • Jewelry
  • Credit Cards
  • Cash
  • Checks
  • Guns
  • Laptops
  • Small Electronics
  • Guitars
  • Signature of a Home Owner

In some cases, when we feel our risk is minimal, we are more flexible with our collateral requirements. We will accept the signature of an established person in the community that has a job and a checking account.
Other things that are considered when determining the risk are:

  • Length of time in the community
  • Employment
  • The Crime and Criminal History
  • Age of the defendant
  • Who is being responsible for the defendant

When can I expect my collateral back?

Your collateral will be returned when the final disposition of the case has been determined. Once the case is closed we must receive a discharge of the bond from the court.

It generally takes 7-10 working days for our office to receive the discharge.

* If there is a premium balance owed to our office when the case is closed, collateral will not be returned until the balance is paid.


Posting Bond

After someone has been arrested they must complete the booking process at the jail before the amount of the bond can be accurately determined.

Once the bond has been set, you can calculate the amount of money needed to pay the bail with this formula.

The fee is 10 percent with a $100 minimum per charge.

These fees are regulated by the Florida Department of Financial Services and should never vary from Agency to Agency. The fee can be paid by cash, check or credit card and is non-refundable once the defendant has been released from the jail.

In addition to the fee, the Bond must by guaranteed by someone to insure that the defendant appears in court. If you or the defendant are a home owner, a signature can be used. We also take jewelry, credit cards, cash, checks guns & various other items of value. In some cases we are negotiable with collateral so we suggest you call to discuss your situation with one of our agents.
Things that are considered:

  • Length of time in the community
  • Employment
  • The Crime and Criminal History
  • Age of the defendant
  • Who is being responsible for the defendant

After the fees and collateral have been agreed upon the indemnitor (person responsible for the bond) would meet the agent at our office to fill out the necessary paperwork and pay the fees.

Once a bond is posted it generally takes 6 to 8 hours for the defendant to be released. This delay has nothing to do with the bail agent. It is the procedure which the jail uses to process the release of an inmate. NO BAIL AGENT HAS THE ABILITY TO ALTER THIS PROCESS.

If you need a Fort Lauderdale bail bond, call us at 954-463-6363.

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Inmate searches are linked where available.

County Clerk Jail
Alachua http://www.alachuacounty.us/depts/clerk/Pages/Clerk.aspx http://oldweb.circuit8.org/inmate.html
Baker http://bakercountyfl.org/clerk/ n/a
Bay http://baycoclerk.com/ n/a
Bradford http://www.bradford-co-fla.org/clerkindex.html http://www.bradfordsheriff.org/jail-search/
Brevard http://brevardclerk.us/ http://www.brevardsheriff.com/dar/inmatephotos/
Broward http://www.browardclerk.org/ClerkWebsite/welcome2.aspx http://sheriff.org/apps/arrest/
Calhoun http://www.calhounclerk.com/ http://www.calhounsheriff.com/jailrosterreport.pdf
Charlotte http://www.co.charlotte.fl.us/Default.aspx https://www.ccso.org/forms/arrestdb.cfm
Citrus http://www.clerk.citrus.fl.us/nws/home.jsp?section=1&item=1 http://www.sheriffcitrus.org/arrest-records-citrus-county.php
Clay http://www.clayclerk.com/ http://p2c.claysheriff.com/Summary.aspx
Collier https://www.collierclerk.com/ http://www2.colliersheriff.org/arrestsearch/
Columbia http://www.columbiaclerk.com/ http://p2c.columbiacountyso.org/jailinmates.aspx
Desoto http://www.desotoclerk.com/ https://omsweb.public-safety-cloud.com/jtclientweb/(S(yec53nzrnq3355nhpdbzysnt))/jailtracker/index/DeSoto_County_Ms
Dixie http://www.dixieclerk.com/ n/a
Duval https://core.duvalclerk.com/ http://inmatesearch.jaxsheriff.org/
Escambia http://www.escambiaclerk.com/clerk/coc_online_public_records.aspx http://inmatelookup.myescambia.com/smartwebclient/jail.aspx
Flagler https://flaglerclerk.com/ n/a
Franklin https://fcdcfcjs.co.franklin.oh.us/CaseInformationOnline/ http://www.franklinsheriff.com/arrests.aspx
Gadsden http://www.gadsdenclerk.com/ http://69.21.72.195/smartwebclient/Jail.aspx
Gilchrist http://www.gilchristclerk.com/ https://omsweb.public-safety-cloud.com/jtclientweb/(S(guqfuetzvfqqcmmtmjmhonk1))/jailtracker/index/Gilchrist_County_FL
Glades http://www.gladesclerk.com/ http://www.gladessheriff.org/?page=95816&pageid=3#
Gulf https://gulfclerk.com/ http://www.gulfsheriff.com/arrest-log.cfm
Hamilton http://www.hamiltoncountyflorida.com/index.aspx http://173.186.83.202/smartwebclient/jail.aspx
Hardee http://www.hardeeclerk.com/ http://198.0.6.35/jail1.htm
Hendry http://www.hendryclerk.org/ http://www.hendrysheriff.org/arrests_and_jail_info/arrest_and_inmate_search.php
Hernando http://hernandoclerk.com/ http://www.hernandosheriff.org/jail/Applications/JailSearch/
Highlands http://www.hcclerk.org/Home.aspx http://www.highlandssheriff.org/NameSearch.php
Hillsborough https://www.hillsclerk.com/publicweb/home.aspx http://www.hcso.tampa.fl.us/PublicInquiry/ArrestInquiry
Holmes http://www.holmesclerk.com/ n/a
Indian River http://www.clerk.indian-river.org/en/ https://ircsheriff.org/booking-search.cfm
Jackson http://www.jacksonclerk.com/ n/a
Jefferson http://jeffersonclerk.com/ http://www.dc.state.fl.us/activeinmates/list.asp?dataaction=GetInst&facility2=103
Lafayette http://www.lafayetteclerk.com/ n/a
Lake https://www.lakecountyclerk.org/ https://www.lcso.org/inmates/
Lee http://www.leeclerk.org/ http://www.sheriffleefl.org/main/index.php?r=crimeActivity/inmateIndex
Leon https://cvweb.clerk.leon.fl.us/public/login.asp http://www.leoncountyso.com/leon-county-jail/jail-inmate-search
Levy http://www.levyclerk.com/ https://jailtracker.com/jtclientweb/(S(rifnsv45x2emmt55ds4klj55))/jailtracker/index/Levy_County_FL
Liberty http://www.libertyclerk.com/ n/a
Madison http://www.madisonclerk.com/ n/a
Manatee https://www.manateeclerk.com/ http://www.manateesheriff.com/Public/Captcha?page=ArrestInquires.aspx
Marion https://www.marioncountyclerk.org/ http://www.marionso.com/inmate-search/
Martin http://www.martinclerk.com/ http://www.sheriff.martin.fl.us/jail-inmate-search.html
Miami-Dade http://www.miami-dadeclerk.com/ http://egvsys.metro-dade.com:1608/wwwserv/crts/IPSAWNSI.DIA
Monroe https://gov.propertyinfo.com/fl-monroe/ https://www.keysso.net/JailWeb/JailWeb.htm
Nassau http://www.nassauclerk.org/ https://dssinmate.nassauso.com/NewWorld.InmateInquiry/nassau
Okaloosa http://www.okaloosaclerk.com/ http://www3.co.okaloosa.fl.us/xjailwebsite/inmatesearch.aspx
Okeechobee http://www.clerk.co.okeechobee.fl.us/ n/a
Orange https://myorangeclerk.com/ http://apps.ocfl.net/bailbond/
Osceola https://www.osceolaclerk.com/ https://apps.osceola.org/Apps/CorrectionsReports/Report/Search/
Palm Beach http://www.mypalmbeachclerk.com/courtrecords.aspx https://www2.pbso.org/blotter/index.cfm
Pasco http://www.pascoclerk.com/ https://pascosheriff.com/arrests/
Pinellas https://www.mypinellasclerk.org/aspInclude2/ASPInclude.asp?pageName=index.htm http://www.pcsoweb.com/whos-in-jail
Polk http://www.polkcountyclerk.net/home/ http://www.polksheriff.org/inq/pages/jail.aspx
Putnam https://www.putnam-fl.com/coc/ http://smartweb.pcso.us/smartwebclient/jail.aspx
St. Johns http://www.sjccoc.us/ http://www.sjso.org/?page_id=191
St. Lucie http://stlucieclerk.com/ https://www.stluciesheriff.com/p/68/inmate-lookup#.WH-69FMrLIU
Santa Rosa http://www.santarosaclerk.com/ http://portal.srso.net/smartweb/jail.aspx
Sarasota http://www.sarasotaclerk.com/ http://www.sarasotasheriff.org/operations/corrections/arrest-reports.html
Seminole http://www.seminoleclerk.org/ https://www.seminolesheriff.org/webbond/Inmates.aspx
Sumter http://www.sumterclerk.com/ http://portal.sumtercountysheriff.org/smartwebclient/jail.aspx
Suwanee http://www.suwgov.org/ http://suwanneesheriff.com/Inmates.aspx
Taylor http://www.taylorclerk.com/ n/a
Union http://www.unionclerk.com/ http://sheriff.co.union.nc.us/jailinmates.aspx
Volusia https://www.clerk.org/ http://www.volusiamug.vcgov.org/search.cfm
Wakulla http://www.wakullaclerk.com/ n/a
Walton http://clerkofcourts.co.walton.fl.us/ n/a
Washington https://www.washingtonclerk.com/ http://www.washingtoncountysheriff.org/jail/jailinmatelist_disclaimer.html

1 Comments:

    • Harlee G
    • March 16, 2017
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    Thanks! This gave me the honest information I was looking for

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