If you land in jail, your first thought is often how to get out of jail quickly. The usual way to secure quick release is to post a Florida bail bond.

Bail is property, cash or a bond that an arrested person gives to the court to ensure that he or she will appear in court when ordered to do so. If the defendant does not show up, the court gets to keep the Florida bail and issues a warrant for the arrest of the defendant.

How will my bail be set in Tampa, Florida?

Judges are responsible for setting the amount of a Tampa bail bond. Because most rational people want to get out of jail immediately, most jails have standard Florida bail schedules that specify bail amounts for commonly committed crimes. An arrested person can often get out of jail by paying the amount set forth in the Florida bail schedule.

If a suspect is unable to afford the amount required by the Florida bail schedule, the defendant can ask a judge to reduce the amount required for bail. Depending on procedures, a request for lowered Florida bail may be made in either a special bail setting hearing or when the suspect appears in court for the arraignment hearing.

The purpose of bail is to allow the arrested person to remain free until convicted of a crime, and the amount of bail must be no more than is reasonably necessary to keep the suspect from fleeing before a case is over.

Conditions of Tampa bail

A defendant who has been released from jail on a Tampa bail bond must comply with “conditions of release.” If a suspect violates a condition, a judge may revoke bail and order the suspect arrested and returned to jail. Some Florida bail conditions, like the requirement that a suspect “obey all applicable laws,” are common and to be expected. Other conditions may reflect the crime for which a suspect was arrested, such as a domestic violence suspect being ordered not to contact the plaintiff.

The offices of Roche Bail Bonds are prepared to assist you in the process navigating the rough waters of the Florida court system. Contact our office at 866.469.1650 to speak with a specialist today!