How Bail Works

Our number one priority is getting your loved one out of jail – Fast!

We operate with an entirely different process - WE ARE MOBILE!

No waiting at the jail or driving to an office at night in a sketchy part of town. We will meet you wherever you are most comfortable according to your convenience so the process is as painless as possible

Just because your loved one is in jail doesn’t mean you need to be too.

Our reliable staff will meet you at your desired location or in the comfort of your own home and make sure your loved one is there soon!

No matter what city you reside in we will send an agent to you to discuss your bail bond options. Our local areas of service are Indian River, St Lucie which includes Fort Pierce, Martin and Palm Beach counties. We are part of an extensive network of agents available to provide immediate service in every county throughout the entire state of Florida.

If you need fast and credible information we are happy to help. Our professional knowledge can make the process of posting bonds or obtaining jail and inmate information easier.

How the Bail Bond Process Works

Typically, an individual accused of a crime must be held in court custody until they have gone to court and their guilt or innocence has been determined. Bail is often referred to as the money or bond put up to secure the release of a defendant. A bail amount is set when the courts exercise the option to release that individual before that determination is made.

In the case of most misdemeanor charges, bail will not need to be set and the defendant will be released following the issuance of a citation (ticket) such as with a driving violation. In other cases, a defendant may be released on their own recognizance – which basically means, they will be responsible for returning for their scheduled court appearances without posting bond or without a co-signer. Defendants that are released on their own recognizance usually have stable family ties, a history of steady residence in the community and steady employment.

From the time an individual is arrested they will be delivered into the custody of the sheriff in the county where the indictment or arrest affidavit is filed. If a bond amount is set for the arrested individual (defendant), that individual will be released after providing a bond for the amount specified on the warrant. If the defendant is unable to post the bond amount, they will need to remain in custody until disposition of their charges, or until their sentence of imprisonment expires.

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FAQ


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When an individual is arrested for a crime in the State of Florida, typically that person will be taken to jail for booking. Once in custody the process of release can take several hours. Finding information about your loved one can be frustrating and difficult. The agents at Above All Bail Bonds are available 24 hours a day to assist you in every step. Just call 844.755.2245

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A Surety Bond more commonly known as a (Bail Bond) involves a relative or friend contacting a bail agent. A Bail Agent is a licensed agent backed by an insurance company. When a bondsman posts bail, they are pledging the full amount of bail, guaranteed by an insurance company having adequate assets to satisfy the face value of the bond. A Bail Bond is the safest form of bail.

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For this service, the defendant is charged a premium (10% of the bail amount in Florida). For example, if the bail amount is $10,000.00, the premium charged is $1,000.00. All bondmen are required by law to charge 10% unless the full amount of the bond is less than $1,000.00; in that case the fee is $100.00. For example, if the bail amount is $750.00, the premium charged is $100.00. Convenient payment arrangements available!

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The 10% premium is fully earned once the bail bond is posted with a jail or court. This fee is non-refundable once the case is completed.

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Collateral is anything of value used to financially secure a bail bond. Collateral is often not necessary and is factored on a case by case basis. Some examples of collateral include a signature from a qualified indemnitor, credit cards, houses, cars, boats, jewelry.

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Once your case is completed and our agency receives notice from the court, we will return all collateral in a timely fashion. By Florida Law all collateral must be returned within 21 days after the bond has been discharged.
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The Indemnitor is a family member or friend who makes an agreement with the surety to secure any loss. They are responsible for the full amount of the bond if the defendant fails to appear in court.
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After a defendant is booked into a county jail, it usually takes anywhere from 2 to 6 hours to be released on bail. We wish we could speed up the process but county jails operate at their own pace. Above All Bail Bonds does everything possible to expedite the defendant’s release. Let us assure you we will be by your side every step of the way.

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Revoking a bond, although possible in most cases, is generally not recommended unless you are concerned that there is a strong possibility the defendant will fail to show up for scheduled court dates. You will lose your premium and could incur other fees. If you used a Bondsman, the terms for revoking your bond will depend upon the language used in the contract/surety agreement you signed. If it contains language that allows you to notify the bondsman that you no longer wish your collateral to be at risk, then yes, you may revoke. You will need to contact your bail bondsman for details on this process and whether or not you would be eligible to revoke your bond.
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If you are trying to find a loved one or family member and you believe they may have been arrested, we can help. Visit our inmate search page for more information or call one of our inmate search specialist: 844-755-2245
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If you believe you have a warrant, we will perform a warrant search for you and help you with the entire process. Call us now: 844-755-2245