Bail Bond Process

The Bail Bonds Process

Rick’s Bail Bonds works for you. You don’t need to go to the jail when your loved one is incarcerated. We go to the jail for you. This is because only a licensed bail bond agent can post bond for an individual and we will do that for you immediately. The most ideal time to give Rick’s Bail Bonds a call is just after the arrest, so call 722-444-2245. Rick’s will handle everything for you. We walk you through the process.

The Florida bail bonds process is highly regulated and Rick’s Bail Bonds knows the process well in order to serve you. Because we specialize in Fort Pierce and the St. Lucie County Jail we offer the fastest release times to you. Our fees are strictly regulated by the State of Florida and this helps assure 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, 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 the arrest information for you. We obtain the booking number, the exact location where your loved one/friend is 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 fro you to fill out and digitally sign. This happens within minutes.
  • By law, we collect 10% of the bail as a premium. You 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.
  • Our 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 for jail 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.
  • We may ask common questions of 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.