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Considering Paying a Bail Bond?

Contact a Miami Bail Bond Lawyer

If you or a loved one are currently detained in a state or federal court and you wish to pay a bail bond, it is extremely advantageous that you first seek the assistance of a Miami bail bond lawyer.

A lawyer can get a bail bond amount lowered within just a few hours after a person is arrested, or even eliminate the need to pay a bail bond at all. This can not only save you thousands of dollars but it also improves the chance of ultimately winning the case in court. For more than 16 years, Attorney Thomas Mote has helped countless individuals with matters related to bail bonds and has fiercely fought for them at bond hearings. He wishes to help you too.

The Law Office of Thomas W. Mote II, PA accepts calls 24 hours a day: (305) 374-6683.

Frequently Asked Questions About Bail Bonds

How do I get someone out of jail?
The most common way to get a friend or loved one out of jail is by paying their bail bond through a licensed bondsman. Bail is a method of release from jail of an accused person awaiting trial or hearing. In the state of Florida, this typically involves paying a bond premium to a state licensed bail bondsman.

What is a bond hearing?
People arrested in Florida have the right to a preliminary bond hearing or first appearance within 48 hours of being arrested. At this hearing, the court determines whether or not there is probable cause for the offense alleged in the police arrest affidavit, and if there is, the court then decides at what amount to set a bond.

How much do I pay a bail bondsman?
By law, a bail bondsman may only charge you 10% the total amount of the bond. In some circumstances, a bail bondsman may require you to pay collateral but this money is refunded at the end of the case.

What if a bail bond amount is too high?
A lawyer can get a bond reduced within just a few hours after a person is arrested. If the bail bond amount in a criminal case is too high, an attorney can reduce the bail bond amount by attending the initial appearance usually held within 24 hours of a person's arrest.

What to do if a loved one is in jail and has no bail bond?
Most persons accused of a crime have the right to a bond. However, some offenses carry no bond due to their seriousness. These include any crimes punishable by life in prison or the death penalty. In these circumstances, it is of paramount importance to retain competent legal counsel in the likelihood of your release from jail through a special bond hearing called an "Arthur Hearing."

Call Attorney Thomas Mote Before You Pay a Bail Bond

For more information on how Attorney Thomas Mote can help you with your bond-related matter, contact him today. The Law Office of Thomas W. Mote II, PA is here to help; call to schedule your initial case evaluation with a Miami criminal lawyer now.

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Why Hire the Law Office of Thomas W. Mote II, PA

  • Over 16 Years' Experience

  • Focused on Criminal Defense

  • Fluent in Spanish

  • Dedicated to Fighting for Your Rights