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What happens when you post bail for someone?

A Florida bail bondsman will put up the full amount of the bond with the court, and in return, is paid a 10% (nonrefundable) fee for doing so. The bondsman then ensures the court that the defendant will be at every court hearing until the case is over.

If the defendant misses court, the bondman then has the power to apprehend and return him or her to jail. After the jail takes a bail bond from a bail agent, the person in jail will be booked out and released. This process can take anywhere form 30 minutes to 8 hours or more, depending on the county. usually the larger the county, the longer the wait.