Even during a pandemic, there are still some people facing arrests in Bay County, Florida. If you or a loved one is arrested during these trying times, you may be wondering if you can still get a bail bond in Panama City, as well as how does the stay-at-home orders in Florida affect the bail bonds process.
Can I still get a bail bond during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Fortunately, yes! You can still call a reputable bail bondsman, like A-1 Anytime Bonding, during the stay at home order. A-1 Anytime Bonding is available to help 24/7, seven days a week.
What if I have a court date coming up?
A bail bond is a financial guarantee to the court that the defendant will appear in each and every court appearance as the court directs. Failure of the defendant to appear in court could result in warrants issued and the bail bonds forfeited. So, what do you do If you have an upcoming court date in Bay County, Florida during the stay-at-home order?
The official statement from the Bay County Clerk of Circuit Court states:
“Effective immediately, per Administrative Order #2020-00-04, COVID-19 Emergency Procedures in the 14th Judicial Circuit, there are currently no in-person court proceedings and trials until further notice. Essential court proceedings are still in place via video and restricted to the public. Services are still provided in the Clerk’s office but are restricted as we are trying to maintain the safety of the community and our staff. Please be aware if you choose to come to the Courthouse you may experience longer waiting times, as we are not allowing customers in each area other than required essential filings. We recommend you utilize online services or call for assistance (850-763-9061) whenever possible. Sign up for e-notify for future court dates and updates here.”
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