Duval County Bail Bonds
Our Duval County Bail Agents are here to Help You and Your Loved One
An arrest of a family member can create a stressful situation for the parents, spouse, brothers, sisters, and even grandparents. At Ryan Wells Bail Bonds, we understand this, and offer a quick process to get your loved one out of jail and on track to get the legal matter resolved as soon as possible.
Who Are We, and How Can We Help?
We are a family owned and operated bail agency servicing Duval County for over 20 years. We take pride in our professional reputation, and offer invaluable expertise to assist you in navigating through the bail process. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year! When calling our office, be prepared to give our agent the following information:
- The Defendant’s Name
- The Defendant’s Birthdate
- The Arrest Date
- Any Past Criminal History
What Is Bail?
When someone is arrested, he or she must meet with a judge and be read the charges within 24 hours. Upon this arraignment, a judge will set a bail amount. This is the amount of money that must be paid in order for the defendant to be released from jail. Very often, this amount is quite large and difficult for a family to pay. In this situation, our bail agent will assist by posting the full amount in return for 10% of the bond. For example, if your loved one is facing a $15,000 bond, our agent would need a payment of $1,500 in order to post the bond. The person who pays the 10% is known as the indemnitor. We accept various payment methods including credit cards.
Bail is Posted, Now What?
Once our agent posts the bond, your loved one will be released from jail. The processing of the release varies, and may take up to several hours depending on the how busy the jail is. Once the defendant is released, he or she needs to contact our office to complete defendant paperwork. Additionally, the defendant must go to all the court dates. Once the defendant attends all the court dates, we close the bond. If the defendant misses a court date, the bond may be revoked and the defendant may be rearrested. In more serious situations, if the defendant flees, the indemnitor is responsible for the full amount of the court issued bond. This situation is extremely rare, and we trust the families we serve to follow all requirements of the court.
Is there Collateral?
It is possible that the bond amount is so extremely high that our agent may need to have the indemnitor sign over collateral in order to back up the bond. The collateral may be a house, a piece of land, or a payment on a credit card that equals the original bond amount set by the judge. Once the defendant attends all court dates and proves not to be a flight risk, all collateral is returned and the bond is closed.
Duval County Jail
500 E Adams St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Duval County Inmate Search
Duval County Clerk of Courts
501 E. Adams St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Misdemeanor Department - 904-630-2070
Felony Department - 904-630-2065