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A Cochran Cooper Bail Bonds

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What is a bail bond?

A bail bond is a contract between the defendant (someone who has been accused of a crime), the state, and the surety (the bail bondsman and his insurance company). The contract guarantees the appearance of the defendant for any and all court dates as required by the judge until the case has been adjudicated. Should the defendant fail to appear, then it is up to the bondsman to make sure that either the defendant is returned within a specific amount of time or the bond gets paid. The bail bond itself consists of two documents: an appearance bond, which is the aforementioned contract, and a power of attorney, which is like a check or a promise-to-pay that is filled out in the amount of the bond. 

Different Types of Bail Bonds?

Surety Bonds

A surety bond is a type of bail bond in which a third-party agent steps in to pay the bail bond for the accused should they fail to appear in court.

Federal Bail Bonds

If the defendant has been accused of a federal or interstate crime, which includes fraud, robbery, kidnapping, & hate crimes, then a federal bail bond must be posted for release.

Bail Bond Premium

State Offense……………….10% with a $100 minimum per charge
Federal Offense……………15%

Cooper Bail Bonds Office

About Us

A Cochran Cooper Bail Bonds is a family owned and operated business with a combined total of 50 years of bail bond experience. A Cochran Cooper Bail Bonds, provides bail bonds in Highlands, Hardee, and Desoto Counties. All of your calls are answered by a licensed bail bond agent.

If you or a loved one find yourself in trouble in another county or state, A Cochran Cooper Bail Bonds can help you with a transfer bond. A Cochran Cooper Bail Bonds can assist you with a bond transfer in most county’s in the state of Florida; in addition to, most states. Contact us with the details. 

Bail bonds agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In your time of need, our agents are understanding, friendly, patient and easy to speak with. When you are in trouble, we are here to assist you and provide an answer to your problems. We are willing to talk with families in and outside the State of Florida. When you are looking for honest, reliable, and dependable Bail Bond agents, contact us at A Cochran Cooper Bail Bonds.

Our Staff

Staff members at Cooper Bail Bonds

Kimberly Rodriquez

Reggie Cooper II

Reggie Cooper Sr.


Doug Miller


Ricardo “Ricky” Gonzalez

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What is Collateral?

Collateral is something of value that is used to guarantee a debt. In the case of a bail bond, collateral is used to guarantee the full bond amount. The collateral is used as an incentive to ensure the appearance of the defendant.

Types of Collateral?

Promissory Note

The promise to pay the FULL amount of the bond(s) should the defendant fail to appear and should the bond amount become due to the Clerk of the Court.

Indemnity Agreement

The signer is responsible for ANY and ALL expenses that arise related to the execution of the bond. These expenses typically only come into play when a defendant fails to appear and the bondsman finds it necessary to track and re-arrest the defendant. The expenses include but are not limited to: Travel Expenses, Investigative Costs, and Attorney fees.

Additional Collateral May Be Deemed Necessary

  • Cash or Credit Card
  • Real Estate
  • Jewelry

Additional collateral will not be needed in most cases other than Promissory Note and Indemnity Agreement.

No Collateral may be deemed necessary if your qualify with the following:

  • Financial StrengthHow easily you can pay the bond should it become necessary.
  • Defendant Ties to the CommunityHow long has the defendant been a resident of the area, do you own a local business, and does the defendant have family or extended family in our area?
  • Employment
  • US Citizenship
  • Severity of Crime
  • Extensive Arrest History
  • History of Failure to Appear
  • Probation – Is the defendant currently on probation?

When is Collateral Returned?

    Collateral is returned once a case has been adjudicated.  The Clerk of Court has 10 business days to notify the bondsman that the bonds have been discharged. The bondsman has 21 calendar days to return the collateral he is holding.

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