Bail Bonds in Lee County, FL
Finding out a loved one is in jail and looking for a bail bonds agent is not something people like to do. In Lee County, Florida, Brennan Bail Bonds agents are available around the clock to help you get through this distressing situation. While there are many bail bonds agencies in Lee County, you need to find the one that is right for you.
After you have chosen a bail bonds agency, you need to have the information required to complete the paperwork. The more you have, the faster the process. We have a convenient, bail by phone option that can be used if you happen to be out of the area for any reason.
What exactly is a bail bond?
A bail bond is a written contract between the bail bonds agent, the defendant, co-signer and the court. It is a financial promise that guarantees the defendant will appear in court when they are supposed to. The amount of the bail bond is set by the judge.
What are the factors that go into determining bail?
Bail is determined according to several factors including the defendant's prior criminal history. If you have been bailed out before, your appearance in court will also help to determine bail. Having a good job, positive employment record, family and ties to the community will also help. Your personal character and mental capacity may also be considered.
What is the cost?
Mandatory rates are set by the state. They can also be set by the insurance company that underwrites the bail bond application. Each state has its own set of fees and costs. It is always a good idea to check with local statutes to make sure you are paying the appropriate rates.
Who can cosign for the bond?
Anyone can co-sign a bail bond if they are employed and have either rented or owned a home for a specific length of time, and live in the area. This can include friends, family members or relatives.
What types of payments are accepted?
Money orders, cash, Western Union transfers and major credit/debit cares are acceptable forms of payment.
What would happen if the defendant fails to appear in court?
If the defendant misses their court date, the bond will be forfeited and you will lose any money you have put towards the defendant's release. The entire amount of bail would be due and owing, meaning you would lose any collateral that was used to secure the bond. The co-signer is also responsible for court costs.
Lee County Jail
2501 Ortiz Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33905
Lee County Sheriff's Office
14750 Six Mile Cypress Parkway
Fort Myers, FL. 33912
Lee County Clerk of Court
Lee County State Attorneys
Lee County Public Defender