Bail Bond Types and Processes
If you are reading this page, then it is likely that someone close to you has been arrested and taken to the local jail. What follows is an extensive process, often lasting several hours, where the person is registered or “booked” and the monetary value of the bail is set by the court. Then, the person is allowed to call a reliable third party to arrange for the bail bond to be delivered: This is the true purpose of the commonly known “one phone call” given to a suspect upon their arrest.
To bond out of jail, you have 2 options – Contact a bail bond company or pay the full amount of the bond(s) in cash. The cash bail bond option means that you will have to deliver cash to the jail. Most jails now accept money orders and cashier’s checks but no credit cards.
Do you need to use a credit card to obtain your bail bond? No problem – we can help you out! If you live in Clearwater, FL, or anywhere in Pinellas County or the Tampa Bay area, Integrity Bail Bonds is here for you.
The following are the types of bail bonds that we can help you obtain:
DUI Bail Bonds – DUI stands for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The amount of the bail bond can be determined immediately or after a bail hearing, based on the person’s driving history, the severity of the DUI offense, etc.
Drug Charges Bail Bonds – If a person is caught in possession of drugs, the amount of the bail bond is determined based on the legality of the substance, the amount in the person’s possession, previous drugs-related records (if any), etc.
Domestic Battery Bail Bonds – If a person is reported for any violence against a family member, the bail bond is set only after a mandatory court appearance. The decision is based on the suspect’s previous charges (domestic or otherwise) as well as the safety of the current and potential victims.
Traffic Violation Bail Bonds – Traffic violations can include anything from speeding to a hit-and-run. The bail bond can be determined immediately or after a mandatory bail hearing, depending on the severity of the offense, the suspect’s driving history, etc.
Misdemeanor Bail Bonds – A misdemeanor is a medium offense on the crime scale. The amount of the bail bond is determined based on the person’s previous history, the severity of the crime, etc.
Immigration Bail Bonds – If a person is detained for reasons relating to immigration, such as illegal entry into the country, the bail bond is set based on their immigration status, employment, criminal history, and ties to family living in the United States.
Sex Crimes Bail Bonds – If a person is reported for any type of sexual assault, the bail bond amount is set only after a mandatory court appearance. The decision is based on the suspect’s previous charges, violence history (if any), the state of their mental health, etc.
Felony Bail Bonds – A felony is the most severe offense on the crime scale. The bail bond amount, therefore, tends to be higher than for other types of offenses and will set based on the person’s previous history, the severity of the crime, etc.
Theft Bail Bonds – If a person is arrested due to an unauthorized possession of someone else’s property, the amount of the bail bond will be determined based on the value of the stolen item(s) and whether the theft is classified as a misdemeanor or a felony.