Bail Bond Q&A

1) What is Bail?

Bail Bond Services in Cocoa Bail is money or some form of property that is deposited or pledged to a court, in order to secure the release from custody or jail of a suspect who has been arrested, with the understanding that the suspect will return for their trial and required court appearances.

2) What is a bail bondman?

A bail bondsman, bail bondsperson, or bail bond agent is any person, agency or corporation that will act as a surety and pledge money or property as bail for the appearance of persons accused in court.

3) How much does a Bail Bond cost?

Bail Bond agents generally charge a fee of 10% for a state charge and 15% for a federal bail bond, with a minimum of $100 in some states like Florida, required in order to post a bond for the full amount of the bail bond. This fee is not refundable and represents the bail bond agents' compensation for their services.

4) How Do I Get A Bail Bond?

5) Can I revoke the bail bond after bond is posted?

Every case is different, so when it comes to revoking a bond, it is up to the bail agent and agency to determine liability. The defendant MUST be in violation of the Bond Conditions in order for the agency to consider revoking bail bond. If agency determines that the defendant is in violation and does need to be apprehended, a pick up fee of $100 can be charged.

6) Can The Defendant Leave The State Or The Country While On Bond?

You will have to get permission from the bail bonding office in writing before attempting to do so. If the court has given you direct instructions not to leave the state or country you must then get permission from the bail agent and the court before leaving. Otherwise you are subject to arrest.

7) What information do I need before contacting a bail agent?

8) Where do I go to post the bail bond?

The bail agent will usually meet you at their office to do the paperwork and collect money; though in some cases they may be willing to come to your home or meet somewhere. If you are not in the same city as the defendant all paperwork and payments can be handled electronically and over the phone.

9) What kind of payments do we accept?

We accept all major credit cards, cash, money orders, and certified checks. Sorry No personal checks will be accepted.

10) How long do I have to abide by the terms of the bail bond?

Once the case is over you are no longer obligated to the bail bond. It does not matter whether the defendant was found innocent or guilty.