About Us

We understand that once you or your loved one is arrested, your number one goal is to get out of jail. Our number one goal is to treat our customers with compassion and honesty while providing fast bail services. We can have bail posted immediately! We know when you’re in in custody that you’re losing work days,

Commitment to our Customers

  • Protect customer privacy.
  • Prompt service
  • Contact us 24 hrs – 7 days a week

Our Business Practices

  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Engage in honest business practices
  • Respect the privacy and opinions of each individual
  • Maintain integrity in all of our business practices
  • Communicate expectations of the defendant and indemnitor
  • Answer any and all of your questions about the bail bond process

Our History

Affordable Bail Bonds has been providing bail services to Sarasota, Manatee, Venice, and neighboring counties for over 25 years. Our success has been driven by referrals from satisfied customers, repeat clients, and recommendations by attorneys.

 

The cost to obtain bail bond services is regulated by the governing state, every bonding company is required to charge 10% of the bond amount set by the court.  What sets Affordable Bail Bonds  apart from other bail bond companies is their ability to consistently offer prompt, discrete, and professional service. We specialize in large bonds; although, no bond is too small.

Definitions

The Arrest

Is when a person is being detained by law enforcement and notified of possible charges filed against them. Law enforcement will typically take the accused to the local Police or Sheriffs Department for booking. The person being arrested is now the defendant.

Booking Procedures

The booking process basically consists of fingerprinting, background check, check for warrants and getting into the computer system. The detainee will be searched for weapons. Their personal belongings will be catalogued and retained by the jailer. During their time in jail the detainee will not have access to their money, credit cards, cell phones, etc.

Bail

Traditionally, bail is some form of property deposited or pledged to a court in order to persuade it to release a suspect from jail, on the understanding that the suspect will return for trial or forfeit the bail

The amount of bail

This is determined by the bail schedule in each particular county. The Bail Schedule is a pre-determined amount set for each specific charge. The arresting agency can raise, reduce, or reject bail for the defendant, depending on the circumstances.

Bail Bondsman / Bail Bond Agency

Bail Bond Agencies enable you to have a friend/relative freed from jail without requiring you to personally post the entire bond amount. A bail bond agent, or bondsman, is any person or corporation which will act as a surety and pledge money or property as bail for the appearance of a criminal defendant in court. A Bail Bond Agency will typically collect a specific percentage of the total bail amount (as prescribed by law) from you. The bail bondsmen guarantees to the court that the defendant will appear in court each and every time the judge requires them to.

Bail bond agencies typically collect 10% of the bail amount from you as a “Premium.” To have a friend/relative freed from jail, you pay this amount or arrange financing with us

Collateral

Collateral is something used to secure the entire amount of the bond if the defendant does not appear in court. Types of collateral include: houses, land, cars, cash, credit cards, boats, or anything that is equal to or more than the amount of the bond. You will get the collateral back once the person appears in court and the bond is exonerated

How Bonds Work

1. Once you find out you may need help with a bond, you contact a Bail Bondsmen. Your Bail Bond agent asks you a group of questions.

  • The defendant’s full legal name.
  • The defendant’s date of birth
  • The defendant’s social security number.
  • The agency which is holding the defendant.
  • The defendant’s charge.
  • The defendant’s bail amount.
  • Personal information about the defendant, such as employment; prior arrests; family & community ties, education and military service

2. You provide Affordable Bail Bonds with a premium, which consists of 10% of each bond with a minimum of $100.we will cover 100% of the bail amount. Collateral may be required to post bail.

3. We will contact the jail facility for specific facts pertaining to your defendants case.

4. Your Affordable Bail Bonds Agent will contact you as soon as possible. Please have patience. Many detention facilities may take anywhere from an hour to 24 hours in processing and often have their telephone lines overloaded with calls. . Be assured, we are working on your case and we will contact to you ASAP.

If bail is not posted, then the defendant is required to stay in jail until the case is disposed of.

5. You will need to come down and sign bail bond paperwork. We will then post bail to have your friend/ relative released ASAP.

6. The court usually exonerates (releases) the bond when one of four things happens: the charges are dropped, the case is dismissed, the defendant has been sentenced or the defendant is returned to custody. As soon as the Clerk of Court discharges the bond any collateral used to secure the bail bond will be returned .

By involving family, friends, and possible collateral, the bail bond company can be reasonably assured that an individual released on bail bond will appear at their appointed court date. With this in mind, always understand your responsibility before you agree to sign on someone else’s behalf. If the person fails to appear, the bail bond company will expect you to know where the defendant can be found and assist in their return to court
Collateral is something used to secure the entire amount of the bond if the defendant does not appear in court. Types of collateral include: houses, land, cars, cash, credit cards, boats, or anything that is equal to or more than the amount of the bond. You will get the collateral back once the person appears in court and the bond is exonerated.