If a loved one is arrested, you need to consult an experienced attorney before you post bond. Posting bond might be a positive experience for you right now but it may not be in your best interest in the long run.
Sometimes, in as little as 24 hours, our attorneys have been able to have clients released on their own recognizance or with reduced bail. At Delgado & Romanik, we are experienced at bail and bond reduction in Florida. We can help you understand your options and assist you in securing a lower bond if money is tight. We have offices in Daytona Beach and DeLand.
We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help you. Call 386.222.6677 for a free consultation to learn more about bail and bond reduction services.
Soon after arrest, you or your loved one will go before a judge. This happens quickly, often within the first 24 hours. We can have a lawyer there by your side during this first appearance. Having our skilled trial attorneys defending you can significantly affect the odds of getting a lower bond or release.
Even if your loved one as already had his or her first appearance, we can help you. We understand how difficult it can be to raise the money for bond. As experienced and dedicated criminal defense attorneys, we will explore every option to reducing bond and getting you or your loved one out of jail.
Many people believe that the severity of the charges is dependent on the bond amount. This is not true. Never assume it will be an easy case because of a low bond. Never assume because it is high that you have a difficult case. Bail does not have anything to do with the strength of your case or whether you should hire a criminal defense attorney.
Bond and bail determinations are completely separate from the severity of the criminal charge. Often a judge sets the amount of bail with limited information, and he or she is simply looking at whether you will show up in court.
There is a difference between going to a bondsman and paying the jail directly for your release. If you give the money directly to the jail, you may not get it back right away. They could also remove fees and return less than the full amount.
Before you post bail, contact a criminal defense attorney at Delgado & Romanik. We can help you understand your options, determine whether you should pay a bondsman or the jail, and help you understand your rights when posting bail in Volusia County throughout Florida.