Bail Bonds in Polk County, FL
Local Telephone: 863-617-9107
Arrested? We can help!
The residents of Polk County, FL have come to rely on Brennan Bail Bonds for their fast, friendly and professional service. Being charged with a crime and placed under arrest is an unfamiliar experience for many. Our agents are there to help you get through the process. We will help to protect your rights and make sure you aren't taken advantage of. We know your rights and we want you to know them too.
Our offices are open every day of the week, including weekends and holidays. We have several years of experience in the bail bonds industry and can post bail on any level, from city court to federal court. Our agents have the knowledge and presence of mind to handle any case smoothly and efficiently. If you are arrested and having trouble understanding any part of the bail bonds process, ask for us and we can make sure your questions are answered.
The agents at Brennan Bail Bonds know every aspect of the bail bonds process. If you discover you have an open warrant for your arrest, we can help you get the situation taken care of so you don't have to spend a single night in jail. Once you are aware of the warrant, contact our office immediately at 888-354-9011. We can go with you to the jail and post your bond as you are being booked. The only time you will spend at the jail is the amount of time it takes to go through the booking and intake process.
What is a bail bond?
A bail bond is a legal and binding contract between the defendant, the co-signer and the bail bond agent. When a person commits a crime and is arrested, they are entitled to bail if they meet the criteria. Bail is set by the judge or a bail bond schedule with the amount indicating the severity of the offense committed. For example, a misdemeanor may have a bond amount of $1,000 while a capital murder charge can carry a bail amount of $1 million or more. Once the defendant's bail is posted, they are released into the custody of the bail bond agent and instructed as to when to return for their scheduled court date. If they fail to appear, their bond will be revoked and they will be returned to jail and held without further bond opportunities.
Being able to post bail is both a right and a privilege. While it is a constitutional right, there are times when bail is denied. This only happens when the judge believes that the defendant is a very high flight risk or their claims are severe enough to warrant keeping them in jail. In some cases, the judge will deny bail if they believe the defendant is violent or a danger to themselves or the public at large.
How much does a bail bond cost?
The required fee for a bail bond in the state of Florida is 10% of the total bond amount for a state bond. Federal and immigration bonds require 15% of the total bond amount as a premium. Premiums are non-refundable and non-negotiable. If the case goes smoothly and the defendant attends all court hearings, the only cost will be that of the premium.
If the defendant does not comply with the court's demands and fails to appear, the co-signer will owe the entire bond amount, due and payable immediately. A warrant will also be issued for the arrest of the defendant. Once he is apprehended, he will remain in custody until his trial
Are payment plans available?
Yes. Individuals who own their home or who have been at their job for several years may be eligible for a payment arrangement when securing a bail bond amount. Payment plans are set up for two years or less and are extremely affordable. If you have questions about how our low interest, zero down payment plans work, call our office today and find out how we can help you get approved for one of our affordable loans.
What do I need to get a bond?
In order to obtain a bond, you will have to complete all of the necessary paperwork and have a valid proof of identification. This can be a state issued ID card or a Florida drivers' license. You must also be gainfully employed with a positive work history. You must also be able to pay the 10%, non-refundable fee required by the state.
Do I need collateral?
At Brennan Bail Bonds, collateral is not always needed. Most bail bonds can be secured with a credit card. Normally when collateral is needed, the bail bond is extremely high. If property is being offered as collateral, its real value must be 150 times the total amount of the bond to be acceptable. It is important to remember that if personal property is used as collateral and the defendant fails to appear, the bail bonds agency will have the right to sell your property to recover their losses.
Polk County Jail
455 N Broadway Ave
Bartow, FL. 33830
Polk County Clerk
Polk County State Attorney
255 N. Broadway Ave.
Bartow, FL 33830