Marion County Jail Inmate Bail & Bonds

Marion County Jail

Address:
700 NW 30th Ave
Ocala, FL 34475

Phone:

352-351-8077

How do Bail Bonds work at Marion County Jail

Bail is the temporary release of an accused person awaiting trial on condition that a sum of cash money be lodged to guarantee their appearance in Marion County Court in Ocala, Florida.

Once the defendant is booked and filed for arrest, a custody and bail hearing will be scheduled, usually within 48 hours.

At the hearing the judge may issue a bail or bond amount. This bail or bond is a refundable sum of cash money paid to the court to provide incentive for the defendant to attend all scheduled court hearings.

Who do I call to find out the Bond for an Inmate?

Please call the jail at 352-351-8077 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Marion County Jail.
A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule.
The purpose of the bond is to assure the offender's appearance in court.

Instructions on how to post bond online in Marion County

Marion County Jail uses an online cash bonding company called CashBondOnline.com so you don't have to bond out your inmate at the Marion County Jail or at the Marion County Courthouse.

Here's how it works:

1. Once you find out that your inmate has been arrested, go here and select Florida.

2. Next select Marion County Jail, or if it is not listed like that, try Marion County.

3. Next, input your inmate's name or ID Number and then click 'Find'.

4. If your inmate is elegible for a cash bond, the amount will be noted next to their criminal charges.

  • You can only use one credit card, so make sure you have enough available credit on it, and the only acceptable cards are Visa, Mastercard and Discover.
  • You will need an email to do this online, but if you don't have an email, call CashBondOnline at 888-726-6301 and you can process the bond over the phone.
  • If you want to contact support by email, their address is: [email protected].

Who can post Bail or Bond for a Defendant at Marion County Jail?

Anyone over the age of 18 who can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can post bail. Accepted forms of ID include a Photo Driver's License, Passport, or Motor Vehicle issued ID.

In many circumstances, if the defendant has the resources, they can post their own cash bail from jail.

Surety Bonds are arranged by a third party, typically a Florida state licensed Bail Bond firm.

Juveniles may only be bailed or bonded out of custody by a parent or legal guardian.

How are Bail or Bond Amounts decided in the city of Ocala, in Marion County, state of Florida

As a general rule, a judge will most likely set a higher bail or bond for more serious crimes and a lower amount for less serious crimes. Other factors may include, but are not limited to:

  • The nature and circumstances of the offense
  • The defendant's record of previous convictions
  • The defendant's past record of appearance in court after being admitted to bail
  • The defendant's family ties
  • The defendant's employment record
  • The defendant's financial resources
  • The defendant's character and mental condition
  • The defendant's community ties

When will the Cash Bail or Collateral be returned to me?

Money or collateral will not be returned until the defendant's court case is finished, so realistically it could take several months to years, depending on the severity of the charges. If a defendant posts his or her own bail, Marion County Court may retain whatever amount of fines or fees have accumulated throughout the trial.

What happens to my Bail or Collateral if the Defendant misses Court?

The Judge may order a failure to appear warrant for the person's arrest or the Judge may order a Bail Commissioner's Letter be issued that will be sent to the person with a new court date.

If cash bail was paid, the entire amount may be forfeited.

How to Bond out an Inmate Online at the Marion County Jail.

Marion County Jail uses an online cash bonding company called CashBondOnline.com so you don't have to bond out your inmate at the jail or at the Marion County Courthouse.

Here's how it works:

1. Once you find out that your inmate has been arrested, go here and select Florida.

2. Next select Marion County Jail, or if it is not listed like that, try Marion County.

3. Next, input your inmate's name or ID Number and then click 'Find'.

4. If your inmate is elegible for a cash bond, the amount will be noted next to their criminal charges.

For full information on Cash bail and Bond Online, including how to contact them by phone and email, check out our Inmate Bail page.


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Marion County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Marion County Jail follow these steps:

  • Go to JailATM, choose Florida, then choose Marion County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate, and then you will be prompted to Register with them to open an account.
  • Select the products you want shipped to them at Marion County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Marion County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages or sending money to an inmate in Marion County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Marion County.


 

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Marion County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Marion County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register to open an account, or Sign In to JailATM, a service that acts as a bank for inmates in Marion County.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose Florida, then choose Marion County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Input an amount to deposit to your inmate in Marion County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Marion County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914.

For all information, tips and procedures for sending money to an inmate in Marion County Jail, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Marion County.


 

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Marion County Jail

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Marion County do the following:

1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.

2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.

To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Marion County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.


 

How to Send a Text or Email Message to an Inmate in Marion County Jail

To send a text or email message to a Marion County inmate, do the following:

Marion County Jail uses Securus eMessaging for Inmate Email.

Register here. (You are already registered if you signed up with Securus for 'Phone' or 'Remote Visitation' in Marion County or any jail or prison in the country).
Steps: 
1.  Sign up for eMessaging
2. Find your Marion County inmate.
3. Purchase a book of Securus ‘stamps’.
4. Type & Send message.

For all Marion County information for sending secure messages to an inmate in Marion County Jail, including instructions, video examples, fees, limits, tablet rentals and more, check out out Text/Email an Inmate Page.


 

How to Schedule and Visit an Inmate in Marion County Jail

To schedule and set up a visit, either at-the-jail or remotely from your home, follow these instructions:

  • Register and/or log in.
  • Select Marion County Jail, then your inmate.
  • Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits in Marion County.
  • Schedule your visit.

To get more complete instructions, and understand visit lengths, times, locations, fees and all the other rules including children, dress codes and more, check out or Visit Inmate Page.
NOTE: All visits are recorded and whatever you say and do will be monitored. It is best to never discuss sensitive information regarding your inmate's pending case.