Bail for Weapons Charges
Call Bazarte Bail Bonds when you need bail for weapons charges. A bond for weapons charges depends on the circumstances of the arrest. It’s important to understand how Florida law defines a concealed weapon. A concealed weapon is any firearm and some weapons, carried in a concealed manner to keep from the sight of others. Moreover, this not only includes handguns, but any rifle or shotgun.
Knives may or may not be considered a concealed weapon based on whether the weapon is used in a threatening manner. Also, if it is constructed in such a way, that it is likely to cause death or great bodily harm for that reason it could be considered a concelaed weapon. Finally, even an antique firearm can be considered a concealed weapon if it used in the commission of a crime. So, if you’ve been arrested on weapons charges and need bail, call or contact us today!
Circumstances that will Affect the Type of Bond and Cost of the Bond
Was the weapon used in an assault? If a person is charged with aggravated battery involving a deadly weapon, these charges can be added to the charge of carrying a concealed weapon without a proper permit. As a result, bails can start at $5,000 and higher depending on the situation.
When the arrested person charged with firearms possession is a convicted felon, as a result the charges will be elevated. So, any convicted felon arrested on weapons charges also faces a second-degree felony charge and bond is likely to be $10,000 or more depending on the circumstances of the arrest. Because weapons possession by a convicted felon carry a mandatory prison sentence this type of bond will likely require a secured bond as opposed to an unsecured bond.
Carrying any concealed weapon will result in at least a 1st degree misdemeanor. Therefore, this carries a maximum penalty of 1 year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
The carrying of a concealed firearm when that weapon is not properly licensed is considered a 3rd degree felony. Moreover, this can carry a maximum sentence of 5 years in jail and a $5,000 fine.
If you’ve been arrested on weapons charges, or concealed weapons charges the first thing you need to do is contact a reputable and competent bail bondsman like the professionals at Bazarte Bail Bonds. Getting out of jail allows you to begin the process of mounting your legal defense. At this point, hiring an experienced attorney who understands weapons charges is your next step. Above all, rely on the advice of your attorney. Bazarte Bail Bonds will make sure that your court dates are met, and no additional fees come in to play. When experience matters call on Bazarte Bail Bonds. We’ve been serving Tampa and the surrounding area since 1977.
What Are the Most Common Types of Bonds?
When it comes to bail bonds, there may be several options available for friends and family members, and the type of bond you may need will depend on a few factors. Things such as the offense for which the defendant is being charged, what the total amount for bail is and your current financial situation can all have an affect on the kind of bond you may need. The following types of bail bonds are the most common forms of posting bail.
By far the most common State bond, a surety bond, is governed by Florida regulations and stipulates that the bondsman will be paid 10%. The bondsman then provides the remainder of the bond to the court. This is the law. There is NEVER an instance where a bondsman can offer you a deal or charge more than the stipulated 10%.
The only exception to this 10% rule is when bail is set under $1,000. Regardless of the amount below $1,000 the cost is $100 and not 10%. Since the law is specific the only difference that separates the multitude of bail bonds companies is the service you will be provided.
Federal Bail Bonds
A Federal bail bond comes in to play when the alleged crime is of a federal nature or involves interstate criminal activity. Examples of this would be crimes that cross state lines, or any crime investigated by a federal agency like the FBI, or involves the Post Office, IRS or Immigration Services. Examples of this would be tax evasion, drug trafficking, fraud, and kidnapping as well as any crime that takes place on federal property.
Federal bonds are most often many times higher than a state bond. The premium rate in Florida for a Federal Bail Bond is 15%. Often, a judge will add a “Nebbia” requirement. This means that whomever is paying the bond provides proof that any collateral or money used is from a legitimate source. The professionals at Bazarte Bail Bonds are experienced in dealing with Federal Bail Bonds and can be instrumental in helping the arrestee deal with these intricacies. We can also provide assistance for Signature and Immigration bonds.
When a person believes there may be an outstanding warrant for their arrest, it is possible for the offender’s bail be paid without going through the process of being detained in jail. The reason for this is simple. Jails are overcrowded. If someone believes a warrant exists against them, the best course of action is to contact Bazarte Bail Bonds. We can verify the record, and explain the process, and accompany you to a facility that accepts self-arrests. We will explain what identification is required, and the proper dress code.
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Why Choose Bazarte Bail Bonds for DUI Bail, Felony Bail or Bail for Drug Charges?
- 40+ years in business
- Located centrally in downtown Tampa
- We work diligently to get bonds posted quickly to minimize the waiting time for the defendant’s release
- A proven reputation of excellent service
- Eight on-staff Licensed Surety Agents (Bondsman) located in Tampa and the surrounding area
- 24 Hour Nationwide Service, 7 Days a Week
- We analyze each case and provide concise answers to all your questions and concerns throughout the bonding process
- The entire bonding process can be done electronically or via telephone
- We accept cash, checks, money orders, Western Union, wire transfer, ATM and debit cards as well as VISA, Mastercard, Discover and American Express
Our Mission & Our Promise to You
Facing time in jail is one of the most stressful things that could happen to anyone. Our goal since our inception has always been to provide the very best service to our clients in a confidential and courteous manner. We hope you never need our services but if you do, call Bazarte Bail Bonds and allow us to use our experience to work for you. Serving West Florida since 1977.