Bonding Company Serving Bronson, FL
Do you have a friend or a family member detained in the Levy County Jail? Roundtree Bonding Agency has been writing bail bonds in Bronson, FL and Levy County since 1956. Owner Rick Roundtree has been a licensed bail agent since 1978, and agent Sean Thomas since 1996. Call us at (352) 376-6645 for bail bonds in Levy County or if you have any questions about how bail bonding works.
What To Expect When Bonding In Levy County
Most people incarcerated in Levy County are arrested “on view." This is where a law enforcement officer has reason to believe a crime has occurred. When a person is arrested on a warrant, they may be able to bond out right away. But, often there isn't a bond on the warrant and they must see a judge the next day at a hearing called “First Appearance.”
At the first appearance hearing, the judge will :
- Make sure the arrested person is aware of their charge(s);
- Determine if they qualify for a public defender and appoint one if necessary; and
- Make a Bronson bond determination.
The judge’s options include:
- Releasing the defendant without posting a bond,
- Setting a monetary bond for each of the charges, or
- Keeping the defendant in jail with no bond.
Bail Bonding Fee
If a monetary bond is set, it can be paid in cash at the jail, or a bail bond agent can be hired to post it. The bondsman’s fee is set by law at 10 percent of the face amount of the bond(s). This is a nonrefundable fee.
If the bond is posted with cash to the Levy County Jail, most of it is returned once the case is resolved, minus court costs and/or fees that may be applicable.
If bond is denied, or if you think the bond set is too high, your attorney can request a bond hearing. A judge can reconsider the bond and may lower the amounts or even change the bail to a recognizance release. A recognizance release occurs when the defendant is released on their written promise to appear at all future court dates until the case closes. Also, in cases where the bond fee is too high to pay all at once, Roundtree Bonding Agency may set up a partial credit plan and allow payments. Roundtree Bonding Agency has the best reputation in Levy County for working with our clients.
Cosigning On A Bail Bond in Levy County
Cosigning on a jail bond in Bronson means you are assuming full liability for the full amount of the bail bond. You're also guaranteeing to the bondsman — who is, in turn, guaranteeing to the courts — the defendant will make each court appearance until the case is over.
This responsibility should be taken very seriously. Roundtree Bonding Agency has the legal authority to apprehend the defendant if they miss a court appearance, while a cosigner does not.
Levy County Bail Bond Process
If a friend or family member is being detained in the Levy County Jail, here are some things that you can do to speed up the Levy County bail bonds process.
- Call our office toll free at (352) 376-6645.
- Be ready to give us the defendant’s full name, bond amount and the county the charges are in. It’s also helpful if you have the defendant’s date of birth (DOB) or booking number.
- The defendant is bonded out of jail once Roundtree Bonding Agency has your information, the defendant’s, and all bonding-related paperwork is fully completed and signed.
In Bronson, once Roundtree Bonding Agency has filed your bond with the jail, you can expect to be released in two hours or less.
Bonding Agent in Levy County, FL
Roundtree Bonding Agency has been a bonding company assisting Bronson, FL, residents since 1956. In that time, there has never been one complaint filed with the state against our agency, or against any of our agents. We are proud of our record serving the people of Levy County.
Do you have a friend or a family member detained in the Levy County Jail? We will help you. Call us today at (352) 376-6645.