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Celebrate July 4th – Not From a Jail Cell

Here’s to the red, white, and blue!

The 4th of July holiday is almost here. This year, the 4th of July falls on a Sunday. Many businesses will give their employees the 5th of July off. This means that people will be celebrating all weekend. Be prepared for firework celebrations to happen this year. Communities are opening up after being closed due to COVID19. This is giving people an extra incentive to get out there and celebrate.

Central Florida Bonding wants you to stay safe, have fun, and stay out of jail this Independence Day. Here are a few tips for staying safe:


•Don’t drink and drive
•Don’t boat and drive
•Don’t let your temper get the better of you or you could end up facing assault and or battery charges
•Don’t shoot guns in the air

These tips can help you have a safe and Happy 4th of July.

Parties and celebrations abound during the 4th of July.

This year especially, more and more people will be out celebrating. Have fun but don’t drive under the influence. If you plan on drinking, then go with a designated driver or plan on using a ride share service such as Lyft or Uber. Staying over at the party location may also be an option. Don’t take a chance. Many police departments set up sobriety check points over the 4th of July holiday.

The waterways will also be buzzing with motor boat engines this July 4th holiday!

Did you know that getting charged with a BUI (boating under the influence) could put you behind bars? Operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs could mean jail time for you and a very costly holiday weekend. Penalties for a BUI charge could include fines, jail time, and more. Have fun on the water but don’t drink while operating a boat.
While you are out and having fun, be careful of your alcohol consumption. Alcohol lowers your inhibitions. This in turn could cause you to become involved in a heated argument. This argument could end up with punches being thrown and you thrown in jail facing an assault or battery charge.

Finally, celebrate responsibly. Do not fire your gun in the air to celebrate. This form of “celebratory gunfire” can cause injury or death. What goes up must come down and you don’t want your bullet to be the cause of injury or death to an innocent person. If a person dies from your gun shot, you could end up facing charges such as involuntary manslaughter.

Central Florida Bonding offers bond for those facing various charges including DUI, BUI, assault, battery, child neglect, drug trafficking, drug possession and more. Our bail bondsmen are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days of the year including the 4th of July. To start the bail bond process, please call us at 407-841-3646.

All of the bailbond agents at our Orlando, Florida bail bond agency are experienced and knowledgeable. They are here to help guide you through the ins and outs of the bail bond process. We have been helping Central Floridians bond out of jail since 1979, we can help you too. Please call us at 407-841-3646 to start the bail bond process.

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Street Racing Penalties

Street Racing, Drag Racing – What Are The Penalties?

Street racing or drag racing as it is sometimes known has become more prevalent in part thanks to the pandemic. During the height of the pandemic, more and more people were using the open highways to race. Now, street racing is still taking place, sometimes with tragic consequences. Central Florida Bonding wants you to be aware of street racing, what it consists of, the penalties involved, and how it can lead to tragedy.

Florida Statues section 315.191 goes into detail on what street racing consists of and how it is defined. In a nutshell, there are four categories:


•Racing – driving any vehicle including motorcycles in a race, drag race, speed competition or more
•Planning or facilitating a race – planning or coordinating a race, collecting money for a race, contest, competition, etc.
•Passenger – participating as a passenger in a race (knowing that the vehicle will be involved in a race and you agree to be a passenger in that vehicle)
•Interfering with traffic – purposely causing the movement of traffic to slow or stop for the race, contest, competition, etc.

Racing is defined as, “using one or more motor vehicles in competition, arising from a challenge to demonstrate superiority of a motor vehicle or driver and the acceptance or competitive response to that challenge, either through a prior arrangement or in immediate response, in which the competitor attempts to outgain or outdistance another motor vehicle, to prevent another motor vehicle from passing, to arrive at a given destination ahead of another motor vehicle/s, or to test the physical stamina or endurance of drivers over long-distance driving routes.”

Possible Penalties:


Penalties for street racing can include fines, mandatory driver’s license revocation for a year if convicted, possible impoundment of the vehicle, possible forfeiture of the vehicle, and a criminal record that can impair your employment prospects, raise your insurance, and can add points to your license. You can also be charged with vehicular homicide if you cause the death of another due to your reckless driving. Reckless driving with serious bodily injury is another charge that you could possibly face. Penalties increase depending of it is a first-time offense, second time offense, third time offense or more. You can also face charges if you are a participating passenger in a street race or a spectator.

Street racing, while being illegal can also have tragic consequences. Recently, in Osceola County, an eleven-year-old girl lost her life due to street racing. The driver that was street racing failed to slow down and crashed into a vehicle that the 11-year-old was riding in. Others in the vehicle were injured. In another case, a 47-year-old man died when he was street racing and lost control of his car. Debris from his crash broke out the window of another vehicle that had 4 passengers in it including 2 children. Luckily, no one was injured in that vehicle.

Central Florida Bonding bonds clients out of jail for numerous charges including most criminal charges, felonies, and misdemeanors including DUI, reckless driving, domestic violence, grand theft, aggravated assault, child neglect, driving with a suspended license and more. We have a bail bond agent available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days of the year. To start the bail bond process, please call us at 407-841-3646.

We have helped many clients across Central Florida including those residing in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, Volusia, and Brevard counties. We can help you too! All of our bail bond agents are experienced and knowledgeable. We have been serving Central Florida since 1979. Rely on our experience! Our bail bond agents are happy to explain the criminal justice system, and assist with paperwork. We look forward to helping you.

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

Did you know the month of April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)? At Central Florida Bonding we want to educate our followers on this important initiative.

Over the years we have seen hundreds of cases involving sexual assault and domestic violence.

Sexual assault can encompass many different things including:

•Rape
•Sexual violence
•Sexual harassment
•Molestation
•Human Trafficking
•Unwanted sexual contact
•Incest
•Fondling
•Attempted rape

Thanks to The National Sexual Violence Resource Center, their efforts focus on coordinating the national Sexual Assault Awareness Campaign. In the beginning, the emphasis was on awareness. The focus was on what sexual assault consists of and how to stop it along with how to change behaviors. The cornerstone for the campaign focuses on two primary goals: awareness and prevention. Throughout the years, the campaign has grown to include expanding the message to parents, religious leaders, coaches, and others. The focus for 2021 is on building safe online spaces. Most people (mature adults and our youth) are online, and many have access through their portable device, phone or tablet.

This open field of online access has been a haven for crooks to prey on innocent victims. Unfortunately, sexual assault and rape are under reported. Around 1 in 5 women in the U.S. have experienced rape or an attempted rape. Most of these sexual assault attempts take place at or near the victim’s home (often by someone they know). We encourage people to call the RAINN hotline if they need help. That number is 1-800-656-4673 or visit online at https://www.rainn.org/resources for more resources. We encourage our followers to stay vigilant and educate others as much as possible about sexual assault and how to be safe. We hope parents will educate their children and extended family members. Sexual assault is not ok, and helpful resources are available for both the victims and the defendants.

Our Orlando bail bonds office is located at 2911 39th Street, Suite 300, in Orlando, Florida. Our bail bond agency serves all of Central Florida including Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, Volusia, and Brevard counties. We have helped clients from all across Florida bail out of jail, we can help you too. Please call us at 407-841-3646 to start the bail bond process.

All of our bail bond agents at Central Florida Bonding are experienced and knowledgeable. They are here to help you navigate the ins and outs of the bail bond process. No matter what charge you are facing such as domestic violence, sexual assault, battery, DUI, drug trafficking, driving with a suspended license and several other charges, we can help! Don’t go it alone. We have been serving Central Florida since 1979. Rely on our experience to get you out of jail. We can assist you with paperwork, answer questions regarding the criminal justice system, and explain the bail bond process to you.

Our bail bond agency is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days of the year. A bail bond agent is available to assist you no matter the time of day or night. Please call us at 407-841-3646 to start the bail bond process.

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Attending Bike Week 2021?

Bike Week 2021 rolls into Daytona Beach, Florida on March 5, 2021 and continues through March 14th. The annual event brings people from all over the country for 10 days of fun, rides, races, and entertainment. Central Florida Bonding wants you to be aware that while the event is fun, a person could also wind up in jail if things get out of hand.

Common crimes that occur during Bike Week include:

•Theft
•DUI
•Assault
•Battery
•Drug crimes such as possession, distributing, and trafficking
•Destruction of property
•Robbery/Breaking and Entering
•Indecent Exposure
•Soliciting
•Disorderly conduct

Oftentimes, these crimes occur because a person is under the influence of alcohol or in the heat of anger. These crimes can range from minor penalties to much larger ones. The penalties can include fines, jail time, community service, loss of driver’s license, and more.

Central Florida Bonding has bonded clients out of jail for numerous charges including theft, battery, assault, DUI, drug trafficking, public intoxication, and more. To start the bail bond process, please call us at 407-841-3646. Our bail bond agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days of the year to assist you.

Why choose Central Florida Bonding?

All of our bail bond agents at Central Florida Bonding are experienced and knowledgeable. They can help you navigate the ins and the outs of the bail bonding process and the criminal justice system. We have been serving clients since 1979. Trust our experience to help you quickly bond out of jail.

We serve all of Central Florida. We have assisted your neighbors living in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, Volusia, and Brevard counties. Central Florida Bonding is licensed throughout the state and can arrange bonds throughout the United States with affiliated agencies. We can help you too! Please call us at 407-841-3646 to start the bail bonding process.
Central Florida Bonding is located in the Cox Plaza at 2911 39th Street, Suite 300, in Orlando, Florida 32839. We hope you enjoy Bike Week 2021. If you or your friends need a fast bail bond, give us a call at 407-841-3646.

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Reporting Child Abuse

Are Tensions in Your Home Running Hot?

Believe it or not, the reporting of child abuse and neglect has decreased during the pandemic. However, that doesn’t mean that there are less abuse cases and victims. Typically, many cases of abuse are reported by school personnel or care givers. Due to the pandemic these interactions have been limited or non-existent, so abuse and neglect continues but is going unnoticed.

Families have been impacted by the closure of schools, the lack of social interaction, the potential loss of income, the loss of caregivers, and an increase in stress. Children are being left home alone while their parents go to work or left to fend for themselves while their parents are sleeping. In some families whose children are virtual learning, the students are left home alone all day while parents work with the expectation their kids are doing their school-work. Often this is not the case, the kids are not logging on and not attending school virtually. In other cases, parents are taking out their frustrations on their children in the form of abuse.

Can Child Abuse Be A Criminal Offense?

Due to this long list of limitations thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, abuse and neglect continue to increase. This is contrary to what may appear in reported cases.

Central Florida Bonding wants to make you aware that child abuse and child neglect can be classified as a criminal offense. According to the Florida Statutes, child abuse is defined as, “Intentional infliction of physical or mental injury upon a child, an intentional act that could reasonable be expected to result in physical or mental injury to a child or active encouragement of any person to commit an act that results or could reasonably be expected to result in physical or mental injury to a child.” Child neglect is defined as, “A caregiver’s failure or omission to provide a child with the care, supervision, and services necessary to maintain the child’s physical and mental health, including, but not limited to, food, nutrition, clothing, shelter, supervision, medicine, and medical services that a prudent person would consider essential for the well-being of the child.”

What Are the Penalties For Child Abuse in Florida?

Penalties for child abuse in Florida can include fines, prison time, and probation. The sentence varies depending on whether the crime is child abuse, aggravated child abuse, neglect of a child that does not result in great bodily harm, and neglect of a child that does result in great bodily harm. The defendant’s criminal history also comes into factor. If convicted, the defendant could lose parental rights.

If you know or suspect child abuse or neglect and the child is in immediate danger, please call 911. Otherwise, please call the abuse hotline at 1-800-962-2873 to report abuse.

Our staff here at Central Florida Bonding offers bond for charges of child abuse, child neglect, domestic violence, DUI, assault, battery, theft, drugs, drug trafficking, traffic misdemeanors and more. Our bail bondsmen are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days of the year. Please call us at 407-841-3646 to start the bail bond process.

All of our bail bondsmen at Central Florida Bonding are experienced and knowledgeable. They are ready to assist you with paperwork, explain the bail bond process, and answer any questions you may have regarding the criminal justice system. We serve all of Central Florida and have helped clients from Orange, Seminole, Lake, Volusia, Brevard, and Osceola counties. We have been providing our services to Central Florida since 1979. Don’t stay in jail. Instead, trust the professionals at Central Florida Bonding to bond you out of jail quickly. Rely on our experience and expertise. Please contact us today at 407-841-3646 to start the bail bond process.

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Parents’ Guide: Arrest for Underage DUI

Receiving a phone call that your child has been arrested is a gut-wrenching moment for any parent. It’s important to remember that your child is likely just as worried, afraid, and stressed, if not more. Underage DUI refers to motorists under the age of 21 arrested for use of a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If your child is arrested, it can lead to license suspension and/or other civil criminal punishments. The potential other punishments will likely depend on the circumstances of the arrest. For Example: Was there an accident? Was someone injured? Was the driver parked or in-route?

If your child is arrested for DUI, here’s what you need to know in Florida:

The zero-tolerance law in Florida.

The zero-tolerance law pertains to drivers under the age of 21.  The purpose of this law is to discourage underage drinking.  This law states that if a person under the age of 21 is found to have a blood alcohol level of .02 or higher, their Florida driver’s license will automatically be suspended for 6 months.

If you receive a call that your child has been arrested for any charge including a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) or DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) remind them to be respectful and cooperative. It’s also important to remind them to not say a word until an attorney arrives. Remind your child that if something wrong is said, it may affect the bond hearing or criminal trial.

Enlist the help of an attorney specialized in juvenile defense.

Contact an experienced attorney with experience in DUI arrests; they will help you understand the legal process and make the case go as smoothly as possible.

With Florida’s zero-tolerance law, it’s important that anyone underage arrested for DUI speak with an attorney. Some methods a lawyer may use to help reduce DUI charges or have them thrown out entirely include looking at the process of detection the officer used and if they had probable cause for the traffic stop and initiation of the field sobriety test.

Tell them to remain calm.

If you’re fortunate enough to speak with your child before they are processed, and may still be at the scene of the arrest, remind them to remain calm. This includes staying quiet and relaxed in front of the officer. Avoid giving unnecessary details until you have hired an attorney. Although your child may feel the urge to flee due to being intoxicated, they must stay on the scene and face the consequences. You as the parent must remind your child to remain calm, cooperative, and remain silent. You as a parent should also remain calm and level headed. Remember to advocate for your child and support them, because as much of a difficult time this is for you processing the arrest, your underage child is also very likely going through something bigger.

Your child may qualify for a hardship license.

Every case is different, but your attorney can review if your child qualifies for a DUI hardship license. This will help in the case of a suspended license. It allows the person to continue driving to/from work as long as you have an ignition interlock device (IID) installed on your vehicle. While it’s unlikely that many underage drivers may qualify for a DUI hardship license, it’s definitely something to be aware of as each family situation is different.

If your child or another loved one is arrested for Underage DUI, be aware of the facts. To bond out of jail right now call our Orlando bail bonds office at 407-841-3646. All discussions are kept strictly confidential.

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Domestic Violence and the Holidays

Several studies have shown an increase in the number of domestic violence cases during holiday seasons. According to the National Statistics of Domestic Violence, about 20 people per minute in the USA are physically abused by their intimate partners. This number often increases during the holiday season. The holiday season is supposed to be a joyous time of year. With the high expectations many people have this time of year, physical and financial stress often take over.

Before the holidays, it’s important to set realistic expectations for yourself and those closest to you. With the added stress this year of the Covid-19 pandemic, experts are warning the public against the potential increase of domestic violence incidents this holiday season.

Financial Pressure

Having a tight budget can make you feel overwhelmed during the holiday season. There is increased financial pressure heading into this holiday season, due to high unemployment. It’s important to be realistic about gift giving. To avoid added holiday stress give gifts within your budget, make home-made gifts, rely on experiences rather than ‘things’, and prioritize your external gift giving to not overspend.

Alcohol Dependency

When someone is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, it is easier for them to lose their temper. Losing your temper can lead to doing something that they can later regret. Drink responsibly to stay at peace with family and friends this holiday season. Drinking can be a coping strategy to “get through” the holidays. If you are hosting socially-distant holiday party, consider non-alcoholic beverages and/or stop serving alcohol at least one hour before the party is expected to end. This may save some of your guests from driving drunk and can help keep tempers minimized as people sober up towards the end of the evening.

If you find yourself overwhelmed with the holidays and are too dependent on alcohol, consider attending Alcoholic Anonymous or Al-Anon meetings to help you make it through the holiday season. Alcohol dependency increases Domestic Violence incidents.

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The fact is couples tend to be together more during the holidays. People take off of work or travel to visit family. Being around each other more often during a stressful time of year means you will share more of the good days and the bad ones as well. It’s important to recognize the warning signs of domestic violence, both physical and emotional. Sometimes it’s easier for a person to recognize a domestic violence situation from the outside looking in. Some physical signs can be bruises or cuts or unusual clothing for the scenario – such as a turtleneck & sunglasses inside. Some emotional signs may be if a person is being unusually quiet or suddenly develop a drug of alcohol problem.

Effective communication is one of the ways to reduce the chances of arguments amongst couples. It is easier for couples to harmonize on something when they respectfully communicate with one another. Lack of effective communication can fuel unnecessary fights that could even affect your relationship/marriage beyond the holiday season.

Domestic Violence is a sensitive, private and deeply personal traumatic experience that does not discriminate against gender or ethnicity. Whether it’s during the holidays, coronavirus lockdown, or just a Wednesday night, violence is never ok.

Arrested for Domestic Violence

When arrested for domestic violence, a protective order is likely to be issued. Given the nature of the arrest, an order to attend outpatient or inpatient treatment may also be required. It’s important to speak with a criminal attorney from the moment of your arrest. During your arraignment for your domestic violence arrest, you will have to appear in front of a judge. Your attorney will help you get a bond or bail request.

After 14 days you will be able to challenge the protective order issued at your arraignment. The penalties for a domestic violence arrest depend on the specific charges. An arrest may expose you to potential jail time, probation and fines. The Department of Children and Families may open an investigation if there were kids involved. Domestic Violence arrests can be very disruptive to your life. It’s important to seek counsel from a criminal attorney and assistance from Central Florida Bonding.

We offer discreet 24-7 bail bonding service for the Orlando area, and bond for most criminal charges, felonies and misdemeanors including grand theft, domestic violence, aggravated assault, battery, driving under the influence (DUI), driving while intoxicated (DWI), child neglect, driving with a suspended license, drugs, drug paraphernalia and several others. If you find yourself in need of bail bond services, call our Orlando bail bond office for fast bail service at 407-841-3646.

We are located across from the Orange County, Florida jail in the Cox Plaza at 2911 39th Street, Suite 300, Orlando, FL 32839. We are open during holidays.

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Things to Avoid When on Bail

Everyone who is arrested has the option of waiting for their court hearings while incarcerated jail or being granted a bail bond. The option that most people choose is posting bail.  This allows defendants a chance to not miss out on fulfilling their day-to-day obligations and spending time with family and friends.  While bonding from jail is the popular choice, when given the chance, a defendant has to abide by certain rules while on bail.

These things include:

Don’t Miss Your Court Dates When on Bail

When you bond from jail, you will always be required to appear in court on dates that are decided by the court. Failure to appear in court on the required dates could lead to serious implications; like, canceling your bail bond, being placed back under arrest, additional charges being added.  While these all impact the defendant, there is also the potential to hurt family and friends if they posted money or collateral for your bond. Those items may be forfeited if the bail bond is revoked.

Don’t Travel Out of State

One of the conditions given when a judge grants bail is not traveling or moving out of your state. If there is an emergency somewhere outside your state, it is always recommended to seek permission from the court before leaving your state. Otherwise, you risk suffering the consequences of violating the terms of the bond.

Don’t Commit Another Crime

The worst thing that can happen is being rearrested for a similar or different crime, while out on bail. If a defendant is re-arrested, it will be difficult for the court to grant bond again knowing that you’re not a risk to yourself or society, depending on the crime.  It’s important to remain out of trouble until the original charges have been resolved.

Avoid Doing Things Under the Influence

If you use drugs or alcohol, you must avoid them. It’s more likely that a defendant under the influence of drugs or alcohol may conduct illegal or illicit behavior putting you at more risk of bail being revoked.  Stay clean. Enter rehab if you have to. It’s important to manage your vices until the original charges are resolved.

Choose a bail bond agent with a good reputation

If one of your friends or family members gets arrested, you may need to get a bail bond agent. Using an agent with a good reputation will increase your chances of getting bail than dealing with amateurs. Central Florida Bail Bonds has been in business since 1979 providing bond services to central Florida and surrounding areas. If you’re looking discreet and confidential services, you definitely want to contact us!  Check out one of our other blogs entitled “How To Handle Yourself if You Get Arrested.”

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All Arrests Don’t Qualify for Bail; Does Yours?

When you get arrested in any state in the US, you will have the option to apply for bail or stay in jail until the court decides your fate. However, not every bail application is successful. Sometimes the court can choose not to grant bail if arrests do not meet certain requirements.

When you apply for bail, the court assesses your application to determine whether you are eligible for bail or not. The court also determine the bail fees that are required to be paid if you quality for bail. Being denied bail can be due to several reasons that are important to understand. We are going to share with you some of the factors used to determine one’s eligibility to get bail. Just make sure you read till the end.

1. Nature of the arrests

When the court is assessing whether to grant bail for arrests, one of the major things they look at is the crime that a person has committed. For instance, people who have arrests for high profile crimes like murder, armed robbery, terrorism, will always find it harder to get bail.

Crimes that may result in life imprisonment or more than ten years in jail often have difficulty in bail hearings. Defendants with such offenses are looked at as a potential threat to society. The court would prefer having them in custody.

2. Defendants criminal history

People who are habitual criminals, with multiple arrests, also find it hard to be granted bail, even when the offense they have committed is not severe. It becomes even harder to get bail if the crime they have committed is similar to the previous crimes they have were arrested for before. It’s similar to the baseball 3 strikes and your out concept. If you’ve had 2 DUIs and are arrested for a 3rd, you may be facing more severe punishment, and thus may not qualify for bail.

3. How long a defendant has been a resident in a particular area

If you have been a resident for less than five years, getting bail could be more difficult. People relatively new to the area are more likely a risk to returning for a court date.  For example, if you fly to Las Vegas for a weekend and are arrested for assault, it may be more difficult to have bail granted than if you’re a resident.

Side note: Did you know that Central Florida Bail Bonds can help you out if you get arrested in Las Vegas? Take a look at transfer bonds. We can help in any jurisdiction.

Final thoughts

It is everyone’s right to apply for bail, but being granted bail remains a decision of the court. So, while applying for bail, you need to be ready for two outcomes based on your crime and personal profile. Lawyers of the defendant also need to do know the facts about the crime, your social standing, and history to make sure they can answer the judge’s questions during the bail application hearing.

Central Florida Bonding has been serving Central Florida for over 40 years. We serve Orange County, Seminole County, Osceola County, and the surrounding areas. Please call us at 407-841-3646.

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How To Handle Yourself If You Get Arrested

We hope that you will never be in a position that you are arrested, but if you are it’s important to be prepared, know your rights and who to call. Being arrested might not be a good experience and is often considered to be dramatic.

Here are some basic steps that you can follow that may make the whole process easier. Even if you are innocent, it’s important to know your rights, know how to behave, and what to do in the unfortunate position of being arrested. It will help you to avoid mistakes that can make the situation worse.

Stay Calm

When approached by police, it’s important to stay calm and don’t panic. Listen to what the police are asking you to do. If they ask you to stop, then stop. Keep your hands out of your pocket. Don’t make sudden movements. If the police ask to search your property, ask if they have a warrant. Without consent, they may not have the legal right to conduct a search. It’s important to stay calm and polite throughout and don’t force into the negative conversation.

Don’t run or be violent

If you are actually put under arrest, fighting or struggling is not necessary. Resisting arrest can lead to more serious charges.

Know Your Rights

After you are arrested, you have the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. Invoke your rights! After you’ve invoked your rights, remain silent. Once you are in jail do not talk to any other people about your case except for the attorney. You can tell police basic information like your name, address, date of birth, but do not tell them anything else.
While you’re in custody, you should assume that any conversations you have with family, friends, other inmates could be recorded or monitored. Only speak to your attorney until you are released.

Ask for Help

You are entitled to a phone call when you’re arrested. You call family, an attorney or a bail bondsman. If you cannot afford an attorney one will be appointed to you, called a public defender. You should always have memorized at least two friends or family phone numbers to be able to call from a landline. It’s unlikely that you’ll be granted access to your personal cell phone after your arrest. Also remember, any phone calls can be reordered or monitored unless it’s to your attorney. Your lawyer can arrange for a bond in order to help you get out of the jail. More information on how to get a bail bond, here. If you have been arrested outside of Florida, or in another city, you can still utilize Central Florida Bonding by obtaining a transfer bond. The bond is transferred to the location where the defendant is held.

The defendants are given an option to pay their bond to get out of jail or stay in jail. If the defendant opts for a bond from jail, they can choose to pay the bond in full and get released. If the defendant is being arrested for more than one charge, they can face multiple bonds.

Conclusion

It is very important to consult the lawyer when you are arrested. With the help of the lawyer and a bail bondsman, the defendant can get out of jail easily. Stay calm and quiet and do not provoke the arresting officers.

We hope that this article will be helpful if you or someone you know ever gets arrested. Please remember that Central Florida Bail Bonds offers discreet, confidential, 24/7 services to get you out of jail fast. We bond for most criminal and felony charges. Call 407-841-3646 in the event that you or a loved one are arrested.

 

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How Do Bail Bonds Work

If you or a loved one gets arrested, odds are that you’ll want them out of jail as soon as possible. In most cases, the judicial system has established bail procedures for misdemeanor offenses. In other cases, a hearing is held to review the facts in the case to determine if bail is appropriate. Once arrested, the quickest way to get out of jail is by bailing the defendant out, using bail bonds.

When the court agrees to grant bail, they often determine an amount to pay as a bail fee. Remember, getting bail does not mean your free of your charges. It simply means you have agreed to appear for court hearings and will not remain in jail until such time. The defendant has to follow all conditions of bail provided by the court during their release. The bail amount set by the court may not always be available in cash. This is why you may need to call a bail bond agent to help you out.

What is a bail bond agent?

Bail bond agents are companies that act as the surety for a defendant in court to ensure they get bail. A bail bond agent will pledge money or property as a way of giving assurance to the court that the bail fee will be cleared. In simple terms, a bail bond is an assurance to the court that the defendant will pay the bail fee and a bail bond agent/company is the company that acts as a surety in court that the defendant will make his appearance.

Why do I need to hire a bail agent?

If you are unable to afford bail, you need to hire a bail agent. You will pay a small fee to the bail bond agent, who will take on the responsibility of the full bail amount.

What happens if the defendant doesn’t show up for their court date?

If the defendant fails to appear in court, you could lose any collateral that was signed over with the bond. As long as the defendant complies with the terms set by the court and shows up for all court dates, you shouldn’t have anything to worry about.

If you ever get your loved one arrested, you can always contact Central Florida Bail Bonds and you will have the bail bond processed as soon as possible.

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The Impact of Coronavirus on the Incarcerated

The Coronavirus has reorganized our lives quite a bit, but it has also had an impact on the court system. From the moment a person is incarcerated there are huge risks for both the arresting officers, the defendant, and the staff of the county jail.  Exposure to Coronavirus can reek havoc on the judicial system.  Here are some of the impacts:

Delayed Court Cases

Jails or prisons are not closed because of coronavirus outbreak, but it has affected how the court is currently being conducted. Stay at home orders are being put in place by local officials. This decision to stay at home impacts judges, attorneys and other professionals. In this event court cases may be postponed, or placed on an indefinite hold, resulting in delays in defendants being released.

Forced to Withstand Health Conditions

Those currently jailed or recently arrested have little choice in the conditions of the jail or how it’s maintained. Incarcerated individuals may be unable to receive proper care for medical conditions. While the coronavirus spreads country wide outside the jails, it can also quickly spread inside. Inmates could be exhibiting symptoms of the coronavirus, but there is little space for the facility to relocate and properly care for those potentially infected.  Without access to Personal Protection Equipment, or PPE, inmates also risk further spread. If you are arrested for a crime, it’s important to be released quickly.  That’s why having access to Central Florida Bonding is important! Be sure to save our number (407) 841-3646 in your phone.

Too Close for Comfort

Jail cells are too close for comfort and provides little opportunity to properly socially distance. Which invites plenty of opportunity to increase the spread of coronavirus. The nature of holding cells also allow for employees, visitors and those incarcerated to both come and go as necessary. This leaves inmates more exposed to the virus.

In Orlando, Florida, there was a recommendation to allow low-level nonviolent defendants, who have less than 6 months remaining on their sentence, to be released.  This is in an effort to help slow the spread of coronavirus. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding this recommendation. Great efforts are made by the counties to rotate employees more often. Other steps being taken are reducing the crowding in prisons and being more purposeful and consistent in cleaning public spaces. Despite the many efforts implemented to slow the spread of the virus behind bars the numbers continue to surge with social distancing being almost impossible.

If you find yourself or a loved one in a situation where a bail bond is necessary, consider contacting a bail bond agency quickly. Central Florida Bonding is available 24-7 to begin the process of being bonded out of jail. Do not remain behind bars longer than you should. Call Central Florida Bonding at (407) 841-3646 or visit our website to secure your freedom immediately! We work fast to help Orlando inmates get out of jail so they can get back to taking care of themselves and their loved ones on the outside.

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What Does It Mean To Be Charged With a DUI?

A DUI or driving under the influence in the state of Florida is a misdemeanor offense that can be punishable by law and you could spend up to a year in county jail. A bail bond for a DUI can be in the area of $500.00 or higher depending on the situation.

With summer here and bringing the heat, we encourage you to be mindful as you celebrate annual holidays. Although with the coronavirus pandemic in full swing, everyone has been social distancing. Resulting in more time spent at home than ever before. Bars and restaurants are opening back up with restrictions on the number of drinks allowed. Please remember it is important to drink responsibly, and if you have a drink, have a plan for the drive home.

If you happen to be arrested and charged with a DUI, we are available 24/7 days a week.  We are even open on holidays. For fast bail bonds give us a call at 407-841-3646. We are located in the Cox Plaza across from the Orange County Jail in Orlando, Florida.

Consequences First Offence DUI in Florida

The possible consequences of a first-office DUI in Florida includes fines, license suspension, vehicle impoundment, having to install an IID or ignition interlock device and jail time. Increased penalties could apply to those who:

  • had a blood alcohol level (BAC) of .15% or more
  • caused a motor vehicle accident resulting in injuries or damages, or;
  • had a minor, defined as under the age of 18, passenger,

We bond for many charges including drug trafficking, assault, battery, DWI, DUI (driving under the influence), driving with a suspended license, domestic violence and much more. Not sure what a bail bond is? Click here to learn more.

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Domestic Violence & The Coronavirus Pandemic

Experts have warned that with the growing coronavirus pandemic, that domestic violence arrests and convictions are rising. “Stay home, stay safe, stop the spread”, is quickly becoming the motto of the Covid-19 quarantine, but for some home is not safe.

Often domestic abuse in movie scenes, occur as a big loud argument often on the front lawn or in public. That is not always the case. In extreme domestic abuse cases in Florida, there are long periods of nonviolent abuse such as coercive and controlling behaviors.

Coronavirus is making it more difficult for people in domestic violence situations. The Centers for Disease Control guidelines for social or physical distancing is making it impossible for people to get the resources they need to combat domestic abuse.

Florida Domestic Violence Centers have seen a decrease in survivors reaching out for help, which some believe to be dangerous. Local domestic violence shelter like, Harbor House, have made accommodations for the pandemic and changes to their routine to continue to provide assistance to survivors. As a result, new residents of Harbor House are in quarantine. Many new safety guidelines have been put in place, including cleaning of communal living spaces. Survivors of domestic abuse are encouraged to seek help and protect themselves. If you or someone you know needs help; please call Florida Domestic Violence Hotline at 800.500.1119 or the Harbor House 24 Hour Hotline at 407.886.2856.

Consequences of Domestic Violence Arrest

If arrested on a domestic violence charge it can result in a misdemeanor or felony conviction.  The outcome will depend on if it was an attempt, threat or use of physical force. The resulting consequences could be punishable by fines or jail time. An arrest for domestic abuse could have unexpected consequences like; a protection order issued, or needing to find a new place to live. An arrest could also impact your employment or your ability to own a firearm.

Central Florida Bonding has been serving Central Florida for over 40 years. We serve Orange County, Seminole County, Osceola County, and the surrounding areas. Please call us at 407-841-3646.