Although every legal case is different, the steps in the bail bond process are typically the same. Factors that can impact the process include the location where the defendant was arrested, his or her prior arrest record, and how many individuals the court system is currently processing. Liberty Bail Bonds Nassau can provide assistance if you or a loved one has been arrested in Nassau County.
When a defendant is arrested on a warrant, misdemeanor, felony, or child support violation, he or she will be transported to Nassau County Jail at 76212 Nicholas Cutinha Rd., Yulee, FL. The booking process varies depending on the crime in question. Although you may not be able to speak with your incarcerated family member, you can get updates about booking by contacting the jail directly or through Liberty Bail Bonds Nassau.
For domestic violence cases or felony charges, or if the individual has prior felony convictions, he or she must appear in court before a bond can be set and posted. Court proceedings are held at the jail each day at 8 a.m. Those arrested on alcohol-related charges, including driving under the influence (DUI), must remain in custody for at least eight hours before a bond can be posted.
During processing, no one outside of the jail can contact a defendant directly. He or she must go through clearance, which often takes several hours. This means that the individual's identity will be checked for outstanding warrants in other jurisdictions through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and National Crime Information Center (NCIC). Only an officer at the releasing desk can provide information about whether an inmate is cleared. The defendant is not given this information.
When you contact the jail, make sure to note the defendant's jail identification number, the time he or she was booked, and the charges in question. Once you have this information, you can contact our team directly for updates. We can also provide information about current processing times.
Anyone can post a bond by paying with cash in exact change at the Nassau County Jail. You can also use a bail agency for a 10 percent fee called a premium, which is set by state law. Keep in mind that while paying with cash is often more convenient, the County can deduct money from the bond amount for expenses and fees, which can often add up to more than the 10 percent premium cost.
To secure a bail bond, you'll also need an indemnitor. This is an individual or several individuals who guarantee that the defendant will appear at his or her scheduled court date. Indemnitors must be able to establish credibility through employment, property ownership, or a good reputation in the community. Often the indemnitor puts up his or her personal assets as collateral for the bail bond, such as property deeds, car titles, or credit cards. This secures the bond. If the defendant does not appear in court, the indemnitor is responsible for paying the full bail amount.
At Liberty Bail Bonds Nassau, we treat all of our clients with respect, as evidenced by our many positive reviews. If you or a family member has been arrested, call us at (904) 225-0002 to discuss the details of his or her case. You can also fill out our online contact form. We will ensure that the defendant is treated fairly by the court system and is released in a reasonable time frame while protecting his or her private information.