Arrested in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida


What to Do After an Arrest and How to Bail Out or Post Bond for an Arrest in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida

What to do after an arrest and how to bail out or post bond for an arrest in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida

This page describing the arrest, booking, and bail process, with helpful information describing how bail bonds work, how amounts are determined, how they can help to secure a person’s release from jail, where to pick up the arrested individual from jail, and even how to find out what the charges are and which bondsman to use.

When someone is arrested and taken to jail their first concern is how they can get out. Maybe your ‘buddy’ needs to get out of jail. Of course, most criminal defense lawyers will tell you to hire a criminal defense attorney first, but it is 2 a.m. and you just want him out of jail. Frankly, there is not much a criminal defense lawyer can do at 2 a.m. on a Saturday. You can always hire a criminal defense lawyer after you get him out of jail.

So what’s the best thing for your friend? Let him sit there or get him out? Well, assuming you want to get him out of the Hillsborough County Jail….read below. If you want to keep your friend in jail, we understand as well.

First thing to know is that several things must happen before the authorities release an individual from jail after an arrest. This process typically involves a ‘booking’ process. The booking process at the Hillsborough County Jail is like most jails. They take you in, fingerprint you and usually a standard bail is set. You can make a phone call at this time, but remember all jail calls are on a recorded and monitored line.

Don’t Talk About the Facts of Your Crime!

Too many of our clients have been convicted of crimes where the most damaging evidence came from the jail calls!

If you are not immediately bonded out of jail or have ‘no bond,’ then you will be brought before a judge the next day. This next day hearing is called ‘PP court.’ This hearing determines whether the person arrested may be released pending trial and set the bail amount (or announce a bail amount). You are entitled to an attorney at this hearing and one is provided to you at the Hillsborough County Jail if you do not hire an attorney.

Once the accused has ‘posted bail’ themselves or through a bail bond agent they are released. Now, be sure to Get Lawyered Up and hire a qualified Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney to defend your case and try to get the case either dropped, defended or prepare for trial.

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Where is the Hillsborough County Jail?

The Hillsborough County Jail is at 1201 Orient Rd, Tampa, FL 33619. Regardless if you have been arrested by Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Tampa Police Department, Temple Terrace Police, Plant City Police, University of South Florida Police, Tampa International Police, Veteran’s Administration Police, or Florida Highway Patrol (while in Hillsborough County), you will need to pick up the arrested person at the Orient Road Jail.

How Much Do I Have to Pay to Get Somebody Out of Jail?

If the person you are trying to get out of jail has a bond, you can either pay full bond in cash or hire a bondsman. If you hire a bondsman, the bondsman’s fee is 10% with a $100 minimum. In other words, if the bond is $10,000, you will pay the bondsman $1,000. If the bond is $20,000, you pay the bondsman $2,000. If the bond is $500, you pay $100 (the minimum). However, if the bond is $500, it makes sense sometimes to pay the cash.

Where is a Bondsman Near Me?

There are many bondsman on Orient Road and Falkenburg Road and they all do a good job. We, however, recommend Nicky at Riverview Bail Bonds. She can be contacted at: 813-677-9422.

Where is PP Court Held?

The inmate remains in jail and is broadcasted to the court via closed circuit television. Those who need to speak to the judge, including the lawyers and victims, go to the Hillsborough County Courthouse.

What Can I Do if the Bond is too High?

If the bond is a high bond, we highly recommend you hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer right away. Quite often we can help reduce the bond so much that you saved money by simply paying a criminal defense attorney to come to court. For example, if the bond is $100,000, normally you pay either $100,000 to the Hillsborough County Jail or $10,000 to a bondsman. The $10,000 is the bondsman fee and you do not get this back, even if you win the case. Now, if you hire a criminal defense lawyer for $1,500 and this criminal defense attorney gets the bond amount reduced to $12,000, you pay the bondsman $1,200. This is a $7,300 savings! Well worth the money to hire the criminal defense lawyer in that scenario. Call our office and ask for a criminal defense attorney to give you his honest opinion if he can get a bond reduction in your case.

What Crime has My Friend Been Charged With or How Do I Know What the Bond Amount is?

The Hillsborough County Jail’s website has the most up-to-date information.

What Do You Charge to Represent Me?

WEB SPECIAL FOR TAMPA, FLORIDA: $1,000 for a Felony Bond Hearing and $750 for a Misdemeanor Bond Hearing.

Who Do I Call?

If you or a friend have been arrested in Tampa, Florida, contact a Tampa Criminal Defense lawyer to discuss options to get yourself or a loved out of jail. Our firm represents many clients in this situation and quite often we can save our clients more money than what they hired an attorney for on the matter. A Criminal defense attorney Fernandez and Hernandez can help guide you through the process.

If you have been arrested in the Tampa Bay area, call Tampa criminal defense lawyer Daniel J. Fernandez and Martin Hernandez of Fernandez & Hernandez for a free consultation now.

Contact partner Daniel J. Fernandez or Martin Hernandez today so we can fight for you and protect your rights.Call (813) 229-5353.

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