Florida Bail Bonds
Brennan Bail Bonds is one of the most well-respected, most trusted bail bonds service in the industry. Licensed and bonded in the state of Florida, Brennan Bail Bonds employs highly qualified agents who know all of Florida's county jails backwards and forwards.
Whenever you need us, our agents are only a phone call away. We offer our professional expertise when you need us, 24 hours a day, every day, including weekends and holidays. Local law enforcement doesn't conform to a schedule and neither do we. When someone gets arrested, we know you are going to have questions. If there is anything you need to know, make sure you contact our office immediately. We can get your questions answered quickly and efficiently and help you get your loved one out of jail in a few, short hours. When you need bail, you need Brennan Bail Bonds!
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Bad things happen to good people. Some people have bad luck, personal tragedies, poor judgment or just plain mistakes. Lessons are everywhere, the key is to learn from them and not repeat past mistakes. It has happened to all of us. It doesn't matter if you are rich, poor, educated, from the streets, old or young, we all have moments that try our souls. If you find yourself in that position and you or a loved one has been arrested, your first phone call should be to our agency.
If you or a loved one finds themselves in jail, the need for bond will more than likely present itself. Bail is used by the court to obtain a promise that the defendant will return to court for their scheduled hearings. By doing so, the defendant is able to return to work and to care for their family and the county does not incur the cost of feeding and housing the defendant. There are several forms of bail. They include bail bonds, cash and a cashier's check.
Why Use A Bail Bond?
In most cases, a bail bond is needed for any of the following reasons:
- Some people would rather remain anonymous and keep their names out of the public record.
- Do not want to post a full cash bail because of the high risk of financial loss.
- Simply do not have the amount of cash needed to post bond on their own.
Bail Bond Payment Plans
In Florida, bail premiums are state mandated. At Brennan Bail Bonds, our rates are set by the State of Florida at 10%. Call us today to see what options you have when it comes to financing a bail bond. We will work with you to create a personalized payment plan that fits your budget and makes it easy for you to make bail.
Many people choose Brennan Bail Bonds because we offer the fastest, most efficient service possible in our industry. All phone calls are processed through our central location. We have agents throughout the state who can be dispatched within a few minutes of receiving your phone call. From the call center to the agent, we provide consistent and reliable service. Because of the way our unique system works, you will be able to communicate with the same bail bonds agent every time you deal with the court. We have several convenient payment options including ACH checks, cash, bank transfers, money gram, VISA, American Express, MasterCard, PayPal, Discover and Western Union. If you qualify, we also have different payment plans that may better suit your needs.
Contact BrennanBail.com to see how we can help you obtain a Florida bail bond. You don't have to come to our office if you have a fax machine. We can send you the required paperwork and once you have completed them, you can fax them back to us. We can also email them to you. We have even successfully completed bail bonds paperwork electronically over the Internet. It takes approximately five minutes and is FREE. Choose the option you prefer and let us know when to get started.
First and foremost, we are a bail bonds agency. We do, however, offer other services to help our clients get the results they need. They include:
Immigration Bonds - Brennan Bail Bonds has worked hard to gain the reputation of being one of the best bail bonds agencies in the state of Florida. We can do things other agencies can't, like writing immigration bail bonds. These are somewhat different than traditional bail bonds and demand a 15% premium. The higher premium is due to the greater risk involved. Because of the nature of the bond, all immigration bonds require some type of collateral. This can be any number of things: credit card, cash, homes, vehicles or other forms of real property. We will gladly help you post the immigration bond you need. Call us today and talk to one of our professional Brennan Bail Bonds agents who specializes in immigration bonds. Contact our office at 888-354-9011.
Federal Bonds - We can also write federal bail bonds. A federal bond is extremely rare, but there are instances where they are needed. Like immigration bonds, federal bonds are a much higher risk and must charge a 15% premium before they can be posted.
Warrant Information - Our agents can help you determine whether or not you have an outstanding warrant. If you want us to check, you will need to provide us with the necessary information. We will need to know what type of charge may have been filed, approximately when the warrant was issued and lastly, what county was the warrant filed in. We can find the information by either calling the Sheriff's Department in the county where the warrant would have been filed or we can simply look online. There are counties who do not post information online. If that is the case, one of our agents would have to go that county's jail or call them and talk to a deputy.
If we do find a warrant, we will also be told if there is a bond attached to it. Once you know the bond amount, you will need to get with one of our agents and fill out all of the necessary paperwork. When the paperwork is complete and you have discussed the situation with your bail bond agent, we will make arrangements to take you to the jail so you can turn yourself in. Many Florida counties allow an agent to post bail as soon as the defendant is taken into custody. This is the quickest way to take care of a warrant.
Bail Bond Rates
Florida mandates a statewide, flat bail bonds premium of 10% of the total bond. Other states may offer a negotiable premium rate, but Florida does not. Their premiums are non-negotiable and non-refundable. If a bail bonds agent in Florida, offers a discounted rate, they are, more than likely, working outside of the law. By using them, both you and the defendant may end up in more trouble than you are already in. It's better to be safe than sorry. Paying the full 10% means you will be working with a licensed and bonded agent who works within the law and can protect your rights. If you have a large bond amount, we have payment plans available if you qualify.
Bail Bond Collateral
Collateral is any property that has tangible value and can be used to guarantee a bail bond. Automobiles, signatures, stocks, jewelry, credit cards and cash are all viable forms of collateral. When cash is used to secure a bond, it is managed by a surety company or the bonding agency. It is held in a trust account solely used for that purpose. Credit cards can be used but a special fee may be applied to any collateral that mat be returned.
Promissory notes and indemnity contracts are the two most popular form of collateral used in bail bonds. If, for some reason, the bond is forfeited, the signer of either type of contract would be held financially obligated to pay the full amount of the bail bond. Promissory notes and indemnity contracts are the easiest forms of collateral to use. Most often, they are used on small bonds.
When property is used to guarantee a bail bond, it acts much like a mortgage on a home. Of a home is used as collateral, it must be owned free and clear with no loans against it. To use a home as collateral, we will have to know all of the names listed on the deed. We will request a title search and verify the equity in the home. Normally, the court requires the property be valued at 150 times the value of the total bond. After the case is closed and the defendant has fulfilled his obligations to the court, the court will record a satisfaction and release the deed of thee property back to the owner.