The bail bonding process

In most cases getting a person out of jail is an easy process that can be done for anyone who has access to the Internet.

At Miami Bail Online all of our forms that are used to secure the bail bond are email approved and can be filled out and signed online with your smart phone, tablet or on your computer on our secure website.

We accept all forms of payment and we can make arraignments’ for payment plans for those who qualify.

Give us a call and we will make the process fast and easy.

When a person gets arrested they are eligible for bail in most cases that are not life or capitol punishment cases or warrants that a judge signs and at his or her discretion feels that a no bond status is necessary.    

Most cases have a standard bond amount, set by the county in which a defendant is arrested and every county has a different bond schedule.

In those cases a defendant may post his standard bond with a bail bondsman for a 10 percent fee before the defendant goes before a judge.

Alternatively a defendant can chose to go before a magistrate judge the following day and let the judge determine if the standard bond is sufficient to secure the return of the defendant for all future court proceedings.  

The system of bail exists so that the defendant can have the opportunity to continue his or her life while waiting for their trial to end.

Consideration for obtaining bail

The most important factors that a judge will consider when determining bond amount and whether a suspect will be released on bail are:

  • The severity of the crime that they’re being charged with.
  • A suspect’s risk of flight.
  • Is the defendant a danger to the community?
  • Does the suspect have an extensive criminal history?
  • Has the suspect missed a court date in the past?

Bonds that have a Nebbia requirement  

In some unusual cases the judge presiding over a case may request a “Nebbia condition” be satisfied before a defendant can post bond.

As part of the Nebbia process, the defendant and/or the family, friends, or co-signors responsible for providing the premium and collateral must show that the payment is not derived from criminal activity and that the property was not purchased with illegitimate funds.

To facilitate this the following documents will be needed to prepare the Nebbia Proffer:   

  1. Pay stubs, tax returns
  2. Property, vehicle deeds
  3. Bank account statements
  4. Business, financial records
  5. Witness testimony

Bail bondsmen are critical in analyzing these assets. They usually prepare the required financial evidence in writing for the defense attorney, who then presents the prosecutor with a “Nebbia Proffer.” The prosecution must agree that the evidence meets all of the requirements to prove the funds’ legitimate source.

After a judge signs the order approving the Nebbia Condition the order is transmitted to the jail and transcribed onto the defendant’s jail card.

At that time the bondsman can post the bond and the defendant will be released.

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