What you need to know about how bail bonds work in Florida.

The fees for a bail bond in Clearwater and throughout Florida are as follows:

10% for bonds over $1000.00 with a minimum of $100.00 for each bond $1000.00 or less.

Fees approved for bail bonds by the State of Florida

  1. A bail fee is charged for each individual bond.
  2. For all bonds over $1,000 the fee is 10%.
  3. For all bonds under a $1,000 there is a minimum fee of $100.
  4. A transfer fee may be added if the agent is posting a bond out side of his county.
  5. You should question any other additional fees.

Bail Advisory

If you have a friend or loved one who has been arrested and is considering going to Advisory/First Appearance in hopes of seeking a lower bail amount or even release on recognizance consider this:

They run the risk of paying $300 almost $400 a month till the case is settled if the judge orders a GPS or CAM bracelet along with supervised Release on Recognizance.

There are many things you should consider before agreeing to bail someone out of jail.  Visit our page for questions you should ask yourself before you agree to post a bail bond.

If you should find yourself in the position of needing a bail bondsman, there are some key things you should look for to keep yourself protected.

If you have recently posted a bond or are planning to do so, know that there are unscrupulous individuals preying on those who post bonds. Learn how they are conning unsuspecting families.