David Stern Bail Bonds: Quick, Knowledgeable Agents in South Florida
David Stern Bail Bonds is located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and has served Broward County residents for more than 30 years. The business is family owned and operated. Its knowledgeable and professional agents take pride in treating each client with the same respect and concern they would show their own family members going through the court system. David Stern Bail Bonds in Broward County is located directly in front of the Broward County jail in Ft. Lauderdale, and is open 24/7/365.David Stern Bail Bonds serves all of Florida with quick and compassionate service so clients can post bail and remain free until trial.
What is a bail bond?
The Legal Dictionary on The Free Dictionary website defines a bail bond as “A written promise signed by a defendant or a surety (one who promises to act in place of another) to pay an amount fixed by a court should the defendant named in the document fail to appear in court for the designated criminal proceeding at the date and time specified.”
If you’re arrested and can’t make bail, a bail bond agent will write up an agreement (a bail bond) for you to sign. The agreement will say what amount you will pay to the bail bond agent as a non-refundable fee for guaranteeing the full amount of your bail, and also establish what collateral you are offering in exchange for that guarantee.
The bail bond process
If you’re arrested, you’ll be in jail until a judge determines what amount of money is required to secure your temporary release until your trial. This money is your “bail.” Bail is usually set fairly quickly after your booking process, so you can call a friend or family member to try to raise the amount of money you’ll need to cover your bail.
If you don’t have the means to deposit the full amount of your bail with the court, you can call a bail bond agent (most are open around the clock, every day of the year) who will accept a non-refundable fee, usually about 10 to 15 percent of the total bail, and guarantee the full amount of your bail to the court. That guarantee can be secured by your signature, if you are a home owner in good standing with strong ties to the community. It can also be secured by cash, credit cards, checks, jewelry, guns, guitars, or electronics of value.
The collateral that you offer the agent as security is fully refundable when the bond is discharged by the court upon completion of your case.
Not everyone will be able to secure a bail bond: if you have had other arrests in your past, have no ties to the community, don’t own any real property, or are otherwise a “high risk” defendant, a bail bond agent may decline to post bail.
Where to find a bail bond agent in Florida?
David Stern Bail Bonds, Broward County, Florida, offers quick and compassionate service for anyone needing bail bond service. When you or a family member or friend is arrested, call David Stern Bail Bonds, Florida, for fast and discreet bail bond service. Experienced bail bond agents will explain the entire process to you clearly, and answer any questions you may have. For fast, courteous service, call David Stern Bail Bonds any time, day or night, at 954-467-2220. David Stern Bail Bonds is conveniently located at 515 SE 1st Ave. in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, right in front of the Broward County Courthouse.