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Sabino Jauregui, Esq.
Dianne Jauregui, Esq.

Ex-prosecutors

1014 West 49 Street, Hialeah, FL. 33012

Office: 305.822.2901

E-Mail: reception@jaureguilaw.com
  • Ex-State Prosecutors have the experience to fight for you!
  • You are INNOCENT until proven guilty.
  • Certain Defenses or Technicalities may mean the difference between Guilt and Innocence.
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Arrested, What Next?

I wasn't taken to jail, the Police officer just gave me A Yellow Copy of the Arrest Form.

While you were not physically taken to jail, the police officer executed an arrest and released you on your Promise to Appear in court when summoned. If you fail to appear in court, a bench warrant will be issued for your arrest by the judge.

Bail In General

In order to get out of jail after you've been arrested and before trial, you need to post a bond or bail. At a bond hearing, the judge will set an amount of bail and you can either post the entire amount or pay a percentage to a bail bondsman so that he can post the entire amount. Not all cases have a bond. Some serious charges, like murder, strong-arm robbery, etc. are non-bondable. That is, you must wait in jail until your case is finished.

What Is Bail?

Bail is cash or its equivalent (such as a bail bond) that a court accepts in exchange for allowing an accused person (defendant) to remain out of jail until the end of the case. Bail creates a financial incentive for defendants to make all required court appearances. Think of bail as an insurance policy that guarantees the defendant's appearance in court. If a defendant fails to appear in court, the bail is "forfeited" - (the court keeps the cash or collects on the bond, and the judge issues an arrest warrant.

How Do I Get Bail?

If a person is arrested, booked, and taken to jail, the police may set bail at that time. Bail can be posted at the police station, jail, and/or courthouse depending on the jurisdiction. This is usually done in situations where the bail is low (i.e. $1000 or $2000) and the charges are minor. If bail is set at a higher limit a "bail bondsman" can be contacted to make the necessary arrangements to post bail to get you out of jail. A bail bondsman typically charges a nonrefundable premium of about 10% of the amount of the bail. Usually a bail bondsman asks for a financial guarantee or collateral in addition to the cost of the bail bond. This is used if the defendant fails to appear in court.

Who Can Post Bail?

Anyone can post bail for a defendant. The defendant, a relative or friend can post bail. The amount of bail varies according to the offenses that are charged. Usually, the more serious and dangerous the crime, the higher the amount of bail is likely to be.

How Can I Bail Someone Out?

Jauregui and Jauregui, P.A.can assist you with bail.

We can act immediately to help you or a loved one released from jail without having to post bail. We have successfully turned a bail situation into a no bail situation at the first court date. In some cases, we have gotten bail lowered drastically, which can save you thousands of dollars in bail fees.

Fight Your Case Before it Goes to Court?

The Law offices of Jauregui and Jauregui, P.A.knows the importance of fighting a criminal case before charges are filed and the case goes to court. This is called the Pre-File Investigation Stage. In a Pre-File Investigation, the Client is contacted by a law enforcement agency investigating the case, but charges have not actually been filed.
We strive to prevent charges being filed against you or to have the charges reduced. We can protect your legal rights and assure that you do not incriminate yourself. If it reaches the point of filing charges, we can negotiate your surrender and avoid arrest.