Duane Lee Chapman

Bail Bonds, Inc.

Call us now: 904-354-8888, and save yourself hours of jail time with a rapid release.

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Top Rated Bail Bondsman Jacksonville FL

With Duane Lee Chapman A professional Bail Bonds in Jacksonville, Florida. you will receive fast, professional and courteous service with over 30 years of experience in the bail bond industry from the Florida coast to the Hawaiian Islands.

We are conveniently located in downtown Jacksonville, only one mile from the Duval County Jail and service all areas and surrounding counties. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including holidays.  We stand by our confidentiality and reliability and know how hard the bail bonds process can be when dealing with getting yourself or a loved one out of the Jacksonville, Fl jail. If you, a family member, or a friend have been arrested call Duane Lee Chapman Bail Bonds, Inc. now and we can explain step by step the bonding process and answer any questions you may have.

  • Booking Process – Call us and we can help you decipher the system.
  • First Appearance – What is the first appearance? Call us and we can explain this important procedure.
  • Types of Bonds – SURETY BOND, ROR, CASH BOND, NO BOND – what ARE all these bonds and what is the difference? Call us and we can explain.
  • Released, Now what? Call us and we can help you understand step by step, the process that happens next.

Don’t hesitate, call Duane Lee Chapman Bail Bonds, Inc.  We can help you with all your bail bond needs in Jacksonville, FL.

You can put your trust in us to see you through this time of need.

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Antonio Clayborne
Antonio Clayborne
21:56 14 Jan 19
He was such a great help for me and my fiancé, he truly is a blessing and I appreciate him so much. Best all around guy. He also is the best at handling out of county charges. Thank You Duane for everything!
Heather Auton
Heather Auton
20:09 09 Jan 19
Duane is the best. I had no idea what to expect out of the process, but he made me feel comfortable and answered all questions and concerns that I had. He even gave advice that I didn't think to ask for. If you need help this is your man. Thank you for all your help Duane.
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ForSale OrLease
01:19 06 Dec 18
Excellent bail bondsman service and services. Mr. Chapman and his staff are on point - stellar in every sense of the word. Thank you for providing the excellent services for people in need of assistance.
Marie Richey
Marie Richey
09:41 17 Nov 18
Duane Lee Chapman Bail bonds is the best company in the northeast Florida region. As a personal client of Mr. Chapman's I have been completely satisfied and would definitely recommend him to anyone. It's a very good opportunity to have someone with his level of credentials and someone who is a true celebrity and the face of a profession. Mr. Chapman services go above and beyond his competitors and considering prices in this industry are all fixed based off of a person's bond amount. He is an absolute bargain considering you'd pay the same price for his competitors. One of the best things about Mr. Chapman services is the simple fact hes always there when you need him. Once you've completed your business transaction with him the relationship doesn't in their hes always there for giving you advice, answering his phone on the regular, and truly being someone who cares as you go through adversities related to your individual situation. He takes time to get to know you as a person and goes above and beyond the business to really make a lasting impression on someone's life. His experience and professionalism are absolutely extraordinary. Please look no further if you're looking for the best bail bondsman in not only the northeast Florida region but arguably the nation.
Stephanie Ramos
Stephanie Ramos
00:29 04 Nov 18
Best Bonds man I have ever came across. He’s honest and up front. Will work with you as best as he can and will suggest the best possible alternatives. Honestly amazing I recommend him to anyone and everyone. Thank you so much Duane, you didn’t just try to take my money and screw me over you honestly helped me so much.
Jeffery Kuper
Jeffery Kuper
22:01 24 Jun 18
This is without a doubt THE VERY BEST BONDSMAN IN FLORIDA. He is Fast, personable he will work with you under any and all circumstances. He is understanding and compassionate..he goes above and beyond what any other bondsman would do to help you and provide you your freedom..USE DUANE LEE BAILBONDS IF YOU WANT A GREAT BOND EXPERIENCE. DUANE LEE IS THE BEST BONDSMAN USE HIS BOND SERVICES YOULL BE HAPPY YOU DID..FREEDOM!! THANK YOU DUANE LEE CHAPMAN FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE FOR ME..
Brent Monger
Brent Monger
15:28 13 Jun 18
First let me start off with Duane lee Chapman bail bonds is amazing ! I had someone call and needing bonded out and I called everyone in google at 6 pm on Monday night and no one called me back other than Duane lee Chapman bail bonds! I explained the situation and he gave me some reassuring information calming me down a bit as I was a bit anxious knowing I had to bail someone out of jail. I am not super familiar with this stuff and Duane walked me through it and even saved me MONEY !! That’s right his job is to bail people out he helped me in a way that did not benefit him at all yet he was selfless and helped. You sir are a GOD send and I’ll always lend a hand with anything you need. Oh, he also called and spoke to the young man who was released on the phone and gave him some very good life information which no one else does. Thank you Duane lee Chapman bail bonds your amazing sir !!!
Daniel Mobley
Daniel Mobley
17:47 13 Apr 18
Hands down the best bondsman in Jacksonville. Very professional, picks up calls or calls back in minutes. Definitely the guy you want. Duane wastes no time and stays on top of 100℅.I recommend him to everyone
Jordan Dahl
Jordan Dahl
00:37 21 Mar 18
Amazing bails bonds guy wouldn’t want anyone else bailing me out but this guy. Super cool guy keeps up with all your court dates an let’s you know what is exactly going on on a day to day basis. Best one in Jacksonville. I had never been in trouble and he helped me out through the whole process!
Miranda Norsman
Miranda Norsman
21:02 10 Mar 18
He was simply amazing. He made an already tough situation, so easy stress free. He was extremly nice as well as quick and went out of his way to accommodate us as best as possible. If your looking for a great bondsman, you've already found him!!!! I wish I could give him 100 ☆'s
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What is Bail and What are Bail Bonds?

Bail Acts as a Guarantee

“Bail” is the dollar amount that a court sets when a person has been arrested. If the arrested person or someone else on their behalf pay sthe bail amount to the court, he or she can go free. They aren’t off the hook for the arrest; they just don’t have to go to jail or stay in jail right then. 

Bail acts as a guarantee that the arrested person will go to required court appearances because it is only returned if the person shows up for all dates. Bail is set at a high-enough amount to motivate people to follow through with appearances in order to get their money back. 

Bail Bonds are a Type of Debt

If the arrested person (or someone on their behalf) cannot pay the amount set for bail, he or she can get a bail bond. A bail bond is when someone else—a bondsman—steps in and pays the bail for the arrested person. Usually, the arrested person must either pay a 10% non-refundable deposit, also called a premium, of the bail amount or give the bondsman something as collateral. 

When the arrested person has appeared for all required court dates and gets the bail back, he or she gives that money back to the bondsman. The bondsman keeps the 10% premium/deposit or a portion of the collateral or the monetary equivalent.

Types of Bail Bonds

Bail/Surety Bond

A bail bond or surety bond is described above.


These bonds are based on the arrested person’s promise that he or she will return for all court appearances and not participate in the any illegal activity. No amount of money is paid to the court or to a bondsman for these bonds.

  • ROR: release on your own recognizance

  • OR: own recognizance

  • PR: personal recognizance

Cash Bond

An arrested person pays the full amount of the bail amount set by the court.

Secured or Property Bond

An arrested person signs over an interest in a piece of property, to be returned in full when he or she has appeared at all court dates.

What is an Indemnitor?

Getting out on bail requires 1) money to pay the bail amount to the court(whether from the arrested person or a bondsman) or a different bond arrangement, and 2) may also require the word of an indemnitor. 

An indemnitor is a man or woman who guarantees an arrested person’s return for all court appearances. The indemnitor substantiates the arrested person’s reliability through evidence of their standing in the community, reputation, career, property ownership, etc. The evidence supports the guarantee in that the arrested person has too much to lose to make it worthwhile to skip court appearances. 

Reliability in returning to court may also be demonstrated by financial risk taken on by the indemnitor (his or her pledging assets for collateral). 

Bail is not a Given

Granting of bail is not automatic. Sometimes a court will not grant bail. A bail hearing is set, wherein the court considers all aspects of a case before setting or not setting bail.

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phone  904-354-8888, 904-806-9998

location  1010 E. Adams St. #122, Jacksonville, Florida 32202

From Duval County Jail:
Turn right out of First appearance parking lot (Pre- Trail Intervention) onto East Adams (becomes Monroe Street) You will pass the Sulzbacher Shelter on the left. Follow around until you pass the Maxwell House coffee plant on your right. Turn onto AP Randolph. The Southmor office building is the large white building with the green roof located on the corner of E. Adams and AP Randolph. About a 2-minute drive from the jail.

From I95:
Exit Main Street Bridge. Turn right onto Bay Street. Turn left onto AP Randolph. Turn right into Southmor parking lot. Corner of AP Randolph and E. Adams.