If you are arrested, you have the right to post bail (bond) so you can get out of jail while your case works its way through the courts. The amount of bail is determined according to the bond schedule, which is based on the nature of the charge(s). Typical bail in Florida is between $1,000 and $10,000. Bond can be denied or set substantially higher for serious crimes.
The bail bond process works in a couple of ways. If you do not post a bond immediately, you are entitled to a bail hearing before a judge within 24 hours. This is called a First Appearance or Initial Appearance. Most bond hearings are fairly routine and judges generally stick to the guidelines in the bond schedule. A criminal defense lawyer may be able to persuade the judge to reduce your bond. If you need help with bail bonds in Orange County, call 407-644-2466 for a free consultation with an Orlando criminal defense attorney at the Rivas Law Firm. Or you can contact a bail bond lawyer online.
- 3 Ways to Bond Someone Out of Jail in Orange County Florida
There are three ways to post a bail bond in Orange County. The most common way to bail someone out of jail is to use a bail bond company, which you can find easily enough with an internet search. The Florida Division of Consumer Services recommends that you verify the license of the bail bond agent, research any complaints about the company and keep all of your documents and receipts. Bail bond companies will put up the money for you and charge 10% of the amount of bail, or 15% for federal crimes.
You can post the bond in person with either a money order, traveler’s check, or certified/cashier’s check at the Orange County Booking and Release Center. Or you can send a cash transfer to the Orlando Florida Jail Clerk. Your money is returned when the defendant makes their scheduled court appearance.
- Orange County Florida Bail Amounts
This is a partial list of how much bail is in Orange County, Florida, including felony bail. Actual bail amounts may vary from the bail bond schedule depending on circumstances. Some bail amounts are set by the judge, and for some crimes, there is no bail. That’s why it’s important to consult with an experienced Orlando Bail Bond Attorney.
- Aggravated Assault – $1,500
- Aggravated battery – $3,500
- Arson – $5,000
- Burglary of a Dwelling – $5,000
- Burglary of a Structure – $3,500
- False Imprisonment of a child under 13 – $5,000
- Home Invasion without a deadly weapon – $10,000
- Manslaughter – $10,000
- Perjury – $2,500
- Possession of Controlled Substance- $1,000
- Third-degree murder – $5,000
If you have recently been arrested and the judge has either set bond too high or refused to set bond altogether, an experienced Orlando bail bond attorney at the Rivas Law Firm, P.A. can make a motion to the judge arguing that you are entitled to be released on bond or, if your bond is excessive, may be able to have it reduced. For a free consultation with an Orlando criminal defense attorney at the Rivas Law Firm. Call 407-644-2466 or contact a bail bond lawyer online.