Felony Bail Bonds For You
Felony crimes are serious offenses that can have far-reaching consequences. Let the experienced and professional bondsmen at A Heaven Sent Bail Bonds handle your felony bail in Sarasota and Bradenton and throughout Florida. Whatever your bail amount, our staff can help you get out of jail for only a small percentage of the total cost of your bail. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the bail process and how we can assist you through this arduous time. Don’t get stuck in jail longer than you have to, get in touch with us today, and we can help you get home quickly and minimize your frustrations.
What Do I Need to Know About Felony Bail?
Criminal offenses and are usually separated into two categories: misdemeanors and felonies. These two divisions are frequently used to simplify the process of determining the penalties for committing a crime, including the amount of bail that must be paid by an offender to be released.
Misdemeanors typically carry with them lesser punishments than do felonies because felonious crimes are considered to be more dangerous and more severe infractions. For example, felony offenses often have more expensive fines and longer periods of incarceration. In addition, the time an offender spends in jail as the result of a felony conviction is frequently served in a state or federal penitentiary instead of a local or county jail. The clearest difference between felonies and misdemeanors is that misdemeanor crimes are punishable by sentences of up to one year in jail, and felonies carry sentences of greater than one year in prison.
Another important distinction between the two classifications is that during your trial for a misdemeanor offense, the government is not required to appoint you legal counsel should you not be able to afford it one your own. Felony trials are held to a higher constitutional standard that compel the government to provide you an attorney if you do not have the money to pay for your own legal defense.
Just as importantly, felony bail amounts are frequently more expensive than misdemeanor bail bonds because of the more serious nature of a felony crime.
Further Felony Classifications
- Capital Felonies: These felonies can be punishable by a lifetime prison sentence or the death penalty and a fine of up to $15,000 and are reserved for the most serious crimes such as murder.
- First-Degree Felonies: These offenses carry prison sentences of up to 30 years and fines not to exceed $10,000. An example of a first-degree felony is aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer.
- Second-Degree Felony: With a punishment of up to 15 years in prison and a fine of no more than $10,000, second-degree felonies include selling marijuana to a minor.
- Third-Degree Felony: If there is not a designated penalty or degree of a felony, then it is treated as a third-degree felony. These are the least harsh felonies and have sentences of up to five years in prison and fines no greater than $5,000 and include crimes like theft of an automobile.
Post felony bail in Sarasota and Bradenton and throughout Florida by contacting a licensed bondsman at A Heaven Sent Bail Bonds.