Bail Bonds in St. Augustine, FL
Brennan Bail Bonds is the go to bail bonds agency in the state of Florida. Our agents are located conveniently throughout the state. We can be wherever you need us in a matter of minutes. Agents are available around the clock to answer your questions, post a bail bond or go with you to court. Our 20 years of experience in the industry gives us the knowledge and expertise to be able to give you the best advice possible when it comes to securing a bail bond.
In the United States, everyone has the right to bail as long as they have not been charged with a violent crime that resulted in a traumatic injury or the death of another individual. The 8th amendment of the Constitution was created to prevent individuals who were suspected of a crime from sitting in jail for several months while they waited for their trial. The “innocent till proven guilty” concept applies here. Defendants who are allowed to bond out of jail can return to work and continue to support their families. During this time, they are often encouraged to hire an attorney so that they can get a head start on preparing their case. The more time they have to prepare, the better their defense strategy will be.
We can write any kind of bond you may need: state, federal or immigration. We do it all. We also work with bail bonds that require collateral. Signature bonds are also available if you qualify. We handle criminal bail bonds as well as walk-in bonds. No matter what your situation, we can help you. We accept various types of payment including major credit cards, cash, Western Union, collateral and cashiers' checks. Different scenarios require different types of bonds. Some are more complex than others and may take longer to process. By working together we can get the job done and you can have your loved one back home where they belong in as short amount of time as possible.
Our office is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This includes weekends and holidays. The police don't stick to a schedule, so we don't either. You can visit our website or call our office any time of day. A licensed agent is always on hand to answer our phones. We believe that when you are upset or afraid, the best course of action is to talk to a real person. In cases, where the level of stress is extremely high and being alone is not something you want, come to our office and we will get the process started in your presence. Sometimes just seeing someone work on your behalf is enough to ease some of the fears. We will let you know what we are doing every step of the way so you can learn about the process and put your mind at ease.
A persons' bail is set in a variety of ways. It can be set according to pre-determined bail schedule that has been agreed upon by local judges or it can be set by the judge in a formal bail bond hearing. Either way, the amount of bond is usually determined by the seriousness of the crime, as well as what type of flight risk the defendant seems to be. Crimes that are extremely serious, such as attempted murder, rape, capital murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon may cause the judge to reconsider bail. Because of the nature of the crime, the judge may choose to deny bail altogether and remand the defendant into custody until their trial date.
Bail works in two ways:
Bail works to provide a defendant early release so he can return home and continue to work at his job. Being able to post bail is every American's constitutional right. It gives them the benefit of being able to resume their life and take care of their family. If the arrested person is the family's only provider, this can be a godsend and will help the family remain safe and well cared for. If the defendant complies with the court's demands and attends their hearings as scheduled, the bail money is released and the case is closed.
If the defendant does not comply and misses their court date or continues to get into trouble, the court can revoke their bail bond. Once a bond has been forfeited, it is up to the bail bonds agent to apprehend the defendant and return them to the jail. The court will normally give the agents a set amount of time to accomplish this before forfeiting the bail bond. If, for some reason, a person knows they will not be able to attend their hearing, due to a health issue or some other type of emergency, all they have to do is notify us and call the courts to let them know what is going on. In most cases, the hearing will be rescheduled.
If you arrested in St. Argentine, call Brennan Bail Bonds today at 888-354-9011. Our agents understand the confusion and frustration you must feel when you find out a friend or loved one has been arrested. The first time dealing with law enforcement officers and bail bonds agents can be frightening. We are here to make sure the process goes smoothly. Our agents know the laws and can help you navigate the process with as little stress and trepidation as possible. Our goal as public servants is to ensure your rights are protected and that you and your loved one are treated fairly. Your privacy is also important to us. We make every attempt to maintain 100% confidentiality.
St. Augustine Jail
4015 Lewis Speedway
St. Augustine, FL 32084
St. Augustine Clerk of Courts and Courthouse
4010 Lewis Speedway
St Augustine, FL 32084