Bail Bond Process

The Bail Bonds Process

There is no need to go to the jail when a loved one is incarcerated. Only a licensed bail bond agent can post bond for an individual so we will do that immediately. The most ideal time to give Rick’s Bail Bonds a call is just after an arrest, so call 722-444-2245. The Florida bail bonds process is highly regulated and Rick’s Bail Bonds knows the process well to serve you. Because we specialize in Fort Pierce and the St. Lucie County Jail and surrounding areas we offer the fastest release times. Our fees are strictly regulated by the State of Florida and this helps assure that you pay only what the State of Florida allows.

We offer bail bonds fastest release times in Ft. Pierce, Port St Lucie County, Martin County, Okeechobee County, Stuart, Vero Beach.

The bail bond process is as follows:

  • The first step, you obtain the person’s full legal name (first, middle if applicable, and last) and their date of birth. With this information, call Rick’s Bail Bonds at 772-444-2245
  • We obtain information for you. We obtain the booking number, the exact location where they are being held, a list of charges filed, and amount of the bail. Note: some cases are filed without a bond order, meaning not all people are eligible for bond. That decision is made on accordance to the Judge’s sentence.
  • We immediately begin the bail bond process for you. There is no need to leave your home of office. We send you digital forms to your smart phone to fill out and digitally sign. This happens within minutes.
  • By law, we collect 10% of the bail as a premium. You will have to pay this amount or arrange financing with us to assemble the funds. Rick’s Bail Bonds will help you with this. Rick’s Bail Bonds accepts cash, credit cards, check and even provides financing.
  • At this point we request your loved one released from jail. Rick’s Bail Bonds arranges for the individual’s release by contacting the facility where the individual is being held. We discuss exact bond information and plan for release.
  • A Bail Agent calls you as soon as we have devised an appropriate release plan with the jail. Although we can start the release process immediately, at a minimum, it takes several hours to complete the full release process. Therefore we encourage your patience as we are doing everything in our power to help you.
  • We guarantee the full bail amount to the Court, as well as, the appearance of the individual. Note: You may be required to guarantee the appearance by providing collateral for the entirety of the bond. Collateral includes: a car, boat, house, or any other property of significant value.
  • The Bail Agent asks common questions to you relating to: who, what, where and why the particular individual is in custody. The Agent might also ask you more personal information about the individual in custody such as, personal history, previous and current employment status, previous arrests, time spent in current residence and many others. We will, most likely, have to be in contact with you several times so it is imperative that the phone number you provide is a current number we can reach you at.