In accordance with Florida Law, all bail agencies must collect a monetary fee called the Bail Premium, at a rate of 10%; the minimum fee on any bond is $100. *Financing Plan(s) are available!*
STATE APPEAL BONDS
State Appeal Bonds are used to secure the release of a defendant from their sentence pending their appeal. Appeal Bonds are treated just like State Bonds; however, the defendant must vigorously prosecute their defense and surrender when ordered by the court.
FEDERAL AND IMMIGRATION
In accordance with Federal Law, all bail agencies shall collect a Bail Premium at a rate of 15%. All U.S. District Courts must approve the bond before it can be posted. U.S. Magistrates require that all Federal Bonds be collateralized in some way. Immigration Bonds do not necessarily have to be collateralized in order to be posted.
If the person is incarcerated in a jail outside of their home town, we can arrange a bond to be posted almost anywhere in the United States. This process is called a transfer bond. Additional fees are required with transfer bonds, which vary from state to state. We have hundreds of affiliated agents throughout the United States who will post the bond in the particular area the person is incarcerated in.
A Nebbia hearing is ordered upon a defendant by a judge to justify all premiums for the bail bond and the coursing of the premium and collateral. Most Nebbia conditions are ordered on various drug, criminal and financial crimes. Basically, the Court may impose a Nebbia hold as a requirement prior to the release of a Defendant from jail. A Nebbia hearing is named after the case involving U. S. vs. Nebbia, 357 F.2d 303 (C.A.N.Y. 1966). Even though the Nebbia holds originated in the Federal Courts, the State courts are also applying the Nebbia Holds through Florida Statute 903.046. The Nebbia hold requires whoever is posting the bond to provide proof that the funds for posting the premium and collateral are from legitimate legal means. The purpose of the Nebbia hold is to prevent someone from posting a bond from funds acquired by illegal means, such as drug trafficking, conspiracy, fraudulent transactions, money laundering or theft. A hearing may be required in order to provide testimony as to the source of the funds. During the Nebbia hearing, the burden of proof is on the defendant to prove that the funds and/or collateral came from a legitimate source. Testimony, accounting documents, tax returns, banking records and business records are a few things a court may consider in determining that the source of the funds are legitimate. Once the court is satisfied, either through a hearing or an agreement between the attorneys and the judge, the Court can remove the Nebbia hold and all the defendant to bond out of jail.
Cash Bonds and Child Support Purges can not be posted by a Bail Bondsman.
Cash Bonds must be paid to the jail; you must pay 100% of the cash bond or purge, in order for the inmate to be released. Check with your jail as to which forms of payment they accept.
A Writ of Bodily Attachment, or child support warrant are ALWAYS CASH BONDS! Cash Bonds must be paid to the jail; you must pay 100% of the cash bond or purge, in order for the inmate to be released. Bondsmen cannot help with this type of charge.
Collateral is not required in most cases; however if we need collateral, here are some acceptable forms of collateral security:
· Real Property Mortgage
· And Other Items of Value