Questions & Answers
Q. How long does it take to get released from jail?
A. Once an arrestee is booked (i.e., fingerprinted, photographed, or processed) he/she then waits for bail to be set. If the bail given requires a bond, we will promptly process your bond request. Upon approval, a Roche Bail Agent delivers/posts the bond at the Hillsborough County Booking Facility and requests that the facility release the arrestee.
Q. How does Bail work?
A. After the booking process is completed, the arrestee will typically be given one of several options for release. If the bail option includes a financial guarantee component, either in cash, bond, etc., we at Roche Bail Bonds can be of assistance to you.
Q. Release on Bail Bond
A. Signature Guarantee plus Surety Financial Guarantee
The arrestee provides the “Signature” guarantee promising in writing to appear at all future court dates. Roche provides the “Financial” guarantee (Bail Bond) insuring the court that the arrestee will appear at all future court dates. If the arrestee fails to appear at any court date, the bond may be forfeited to the court and the arrestee may be immediately returned to jail for incarceration.
Q. Release on Bail Bond with GPS Tracking
A. Signature Guarantee plus Surety Financial Guarantee plus Tracking Device
In addition to requiring a Signature guarantee and Financial guarantee, the court may require the arrestee to wear an electronic tracking device. Current tracking technology uses several satellites to track an arrestee’s whereabouts while they remain out of jail. The arrestee provides the “Signature” guarantee, Roche provides the “Financial” guarantee (Bail Bond), in addition to offering Monitoring Services. Roche Monitoring, LLC provides tracking services as well as electronic equipment. If the arrestee fails to appear at any court date or fails to abide by the electronic monitoring conditions imposed by the court, the bond may be forfeited to the court and the arrestee may be immediately returned to jail for incarceration.
Q. How much does a Bail Bond cost?
A. The costs associated with Bail Bonds are mandated by the State. In the state of Florida, the premium cost of the Bail amount set by the court for each charge is either:
- 10% – if the bail amount is more than $1,000 or
- $100 per charge – if the amount is less than $1,000*
*The prevailing cost is the greater of the two.
NOTE: Licensed Bail Bond Agents are strictly prohibited from charging more, or charging less, than the amounts described above.
Q. How much of the premium will I get back?
A. The Bail Bond premium is earned once the arrestee has been successfully released from the jail. Bail Bond premiums are not refundable.
Q. What is collateral?
A. Collateral is something of value used to financially secure a Bail Bond. This may be any collateral that is approved by the Florida Department of Financial Services.
Q. What can be used as Collateral?
A. Some examples of collateral include cash, credit/debit cards, checks, houses, cars, etc.
Q. When can collateral be returned?
A. In the state of Florida, collateral is required to be returned within 21 days or upon refaq-questionst. This follows the court’s discharge of the Bail Bond.
Q. What is Self Arrest?
A. Coming soon