State and county bail bonds are the most common type of bail bond. These are the bail bonds most people inquire about. For example, people who have been in arrested in Miami by local police will need to have their bail bonds posted at TGK (Miami-Dade County Jail). These types of bail bonds are also known as court bonds and appearance bonds. Simply put these are the bail bonds that 99% of all Florida bondsmen write. The premium for state or county bail bonds is 10%, which is standard in Florida, and non-negotiable.
In a state or county court of law, the defendant charged with a criminal offense is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Anyone who is accused of a crime may post bail to retain his/her freedom until their case is adjudicated by the court unless they are charged with a “non-bondable offense.” Non-bondable offenses are capital crimes, like murder, life felonies, and felonies punishable by life imprisonment. If someone is charged with a nonbondable offense, a special hearing called an “Arthur Hearing” will have to be held before a defendant can be given a bond.