Welcome to Brennan Bail Bonds. Joe Brennan has been serving Miami and the surrounding cities for over 25 years. In this industry, experience is everything and we utilize that experience to ensure that you have the fastest, most convenient service possible.
We know that most people have never been through the bail bond process before. That is why we take the time with every client to completely explain the process. You’ll come to see that it’s a very easy and straight forward process.
Let’s give you the 1, 2, 3’s of bail bonds…….
You get a call about someone you know is in jail, what do you do?
First you want to know what county they are being detained in and give us a call. As long as you have the defendant’s correct name, we can look up the rest of the information online. If the defendant is already fully booked in, we can obtain the charges and bond amounts. If the defendant is not booked in yet, we may have to wait until this process is complete to get the correct information.
We now know the charges and bond amounts for the defendant. What’s next?
Now is the time that you decide if you want to bail out the defendant. The state rate in Florida is 10% of the bond amount with a minimum of $100 per bond. So if the bond is $5000.00, the cost to you $500.00.
Is there paperwork involved and what are my obligations?
There is paperwork that will need to be completed. At the minimum, an Indemnity Agreement and a Promissory Note will have to be signed. These forms can be completed in person or online.
Your obligations for the bond are simple. If you chose to bail someone out of jail, you are responsible for making them attend all of their court dates. If the defendant fails to appear in court, you could be liable to pay the full face amount of the bond.
I have completed all required paperwork, what happens now?
Once all forms are completed, our agent will post the bond at the jail. You will need to make transportation arrangements for the defendant. Everything we have discussed this far takes only about 10-15 minutes. Once the bond is posted, it is quite possible that the release process from jail can take quite a few hours, so you will need to be patient. There is nothing our agency or others can do to speed up this process.
What is collateral all about?
Collateral is used to secure a bond. For example, on larger bonds, the bondsman may ask for cash collateral or maybe real estate. This is used to help secure the bond in the event the bond goes into forfeiture (the defendant failed to appear in court). Most times, this type of collateral is not needed. The Indemnity agreement and promissory note are most times all that is needed