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What to Expect with Bud’s Bail Bonds

Bud's Bail Bonds will not just post bail on your behalf but will also do everything in our power to help you or your loved one attend every court hearing to ensure that no extra costs are incurred. Bail amounts vary depending on the severity of the crime, but we recognize that each case is serious and treat it as such. We know how deeply individuals and families can be affected regardless of the severity of the charge.

Bail bonds can range anywhere from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands to even the hundreds of thousands or millions for federal crimes. This amount of money is where we can help, especially since you or your loved one could be held in jail for weeks or months awaiting the initial trial. We want to get you or your loved one out ASAP and back to work and your families.

By Florida law, we can secure your release for a fee, or “premium,” of only 10% of the bail bond or a $100 minimum per charge. This premium is a non-refundable fee for the service of paying your bail amount and will be the only cost you or your loved one is responsible for, assuming all court appearances are made. We have flexible financing options available to work with your needs; reach our licensed bail bond agents at (941) 923-2663.

If you are out on bond and a court date is missed in error, let us know and we are happy to speak with the judge on your behalf. A word from your bondsman explaining the error and that it won’t happen again often goes a long way in the possibility of setting aside an active warrant

Once we have posted bail on your behalf and you or your loved one has been released, making every court appearance is crucial. This is not just because of the potential incurred fees, but also because missing a court appearance can result in re-arrest and will leave your bail bondsman responsible for paying the full amount of the bail without getting it refunded. In the event of a missed court date, your bail agent has the legal authority to surrender collateral to the court in exchange for a release from bail liability. We want to avoid these devastating scenarios and will work with you at every step to keep these repercussions from causing more damage than necessary.

Our bail bond agents are licensed, and all have years of experience. We run our company with compassion and genuine care for each of our clients, and hope to be able to assist you in getting back on your feet for good. Call us today at (941) 923-2663.

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Areas We Serve

We can provide bail bonds, notary services, and warrant search services to local clients. If you’d like to learn more about what we do, then consider calling (941) 923-BOND.

  • Sarasota County, FL
  • Manatee County, FL
  • Charlotte County, FL

Our Clients’ Testimonials

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    Amy Lehan

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    Doug Myers

    The bondsman, Jake, was kind, explained the process, and was beyond professional. After dealing with other companies, and being disrespected... read more

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    These guys are great! Super kind and understanding. They did so much for me to figure my situation out.

    Eric Pate
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    Great family owned business with exceptional service I highly recommend

    Adam Case
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    Jessica Malchow

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    Jamie Kirkell
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    Anne Quinn

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  • 5 stars for Bud’s Bail Bonds. Bonded me out so fast other folks in the same predicament wanted to... read more

    Brian Bennett

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    Alexander Litvan
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  • They are always so helpful

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    Very helpful and fast

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    Sean Padilla
  • Thank you for helping my family thru this difficult situation. You have shown such compassion and understanding.

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    Fast and professional service by Patti.

    Gerald Cruz

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    Connor Hite
  • Great place and even greater service!

    Abigail Gack

    Tricia and patty make a bad situation go as smoothly and pleasant as possible. They are so helpful 😊

    Brooke Greenberg

    Amazing people with big hearts!

    Brittany McCarthy
  • Patti and her team are amazing! Super efficient and helpful!

    Lisa Rice

    Always there when you need them!!!💯✨

    Brenda Pollock

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    They are great.. they helped me bond out a friend..

    Denise Salazar

    Very helpful. Kind. Informative. Ready to offer help to those in repeated behavior patterns. Pleasant to do business with.

    Deborah Berry
  • A great company at helping people get a second chance!! I will always recommend you guys!!

    Brianne Wheeler

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    Huge thanks to Patty and Renee! Highly recommend!

    Carlos “Los”
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    Great people giving great help 10 out of 10!!!!

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  • Ms Patti was very helpful and very nice. Highly recommend this business.

    Claire Gibson

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    John Whitesell

    The staff at Bud's is great! I use them for all my notary services. They are responsive and professional!

    Christine Nordstrom

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    Jonathan Foster

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    Meryl Tiner

    Wonderful genuine caring people! They had my paperwork done before the jail was done processing me . Absolutely 5 stars

    Dennis Jarvis
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    Rick Marchand

    Bud's backs recovery 100%

    Jackson Snow
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    Timothy Linderman

    Great guy and very kind

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    Paula Kelly

    They are the best people you could deal with. Very nice I would use them again.

    Renee Queen

    Amazingly fast service, and friendly, helpful, staff. Wouldn't go anywhere else!!!!

    Andrew Wheeler
  • WOW, more than just a bail bonds business. They truly care about their clients.

    Joey Leonard

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    Cierra Marie

    Fair and honest

    John Russo