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  • 1. 
    What elected official is responsible for the licensing and regulation of bail bondsmen?
    • A. 

      The Govoner

    • B. 

      The Department of Financial Services

    • C. 

      The Chief Financial Officer


  • 2. 
    What department is the Chief Financial Officer’s supervision?
    • A. 

      The Department of Financial Services

    • B. 

      Bail bond companies


  • 3. 
    Which two chapters of the Florida Statutes govern  Bail in Bail Bondsmen
    • A. 

      Chapters 369 and 903

    • B. 

      Chapters 238 and 243

    • C. 

      Chapters 648 and 369

    • D. 

      Chapters 648 and 903


  • 4. 
    What effect does the rules of the Chief Financial Officer have on bondsmen
    • A. 

      They have diffrent effects

    • B. 

      Has the same effect


  • 5. 
    Name the criminal defendant’s bonds.

  • 6. 
    Which of the criminal defendant bonds from the previous question may be used in civil cases?
    • A. 

      Bail Bonds and Appeal Bonds

    • B. 

      Civil Contempt Bonds and Ne Exeat Bonds

    • C. 

      Extradition Bonds and Ne Exeat Bonds


  • 7. 
    Briefly discus the process of extradition.

  • 8. 
    What is the primary (most important) obligation of a: Ne Exeat Bond? Civil Contempt Bond?

  • 9. 
    Other than surrender of the defendant and payment of costs, how may a habeas corpus bond be satisfied?
    • A. 

      Going to court when ordered to by the surety and the court

    • B. 

      If the court decides defendant should not have been held in the first place.

    • C. 

      None of the above

    • D. 

      Write your own reason here


  • 10. 
    What is the purpose of a Writ of Supersedeas?

  • 11. 
     For what two reasons may an appeal bond be forfeited?
    • A. 

      1) Failure to surrender 2) Failure to pursue appeal process correctly.

    • B. 

      1) the court finds the defendant insane 2) Defendant has jumped bond

    • C. 

      An appeal bond cannot be forfeited for any reason.


  • 12. 
    A limited surety agent attaches a power of attorney to each bond. What does this instrument pledge as security

  • 13. 
    What does the law require of an applicant for bail bond license regaurding:AgeResidenceEducationLicensure

  • 14. 
    Define "APPELLANT "
    • A. 

      To surender; give up as a penalty

    • B. 

      One who brings appeal

    • C. 

      You shall forebear

    • D. 

      To deliver out


  • 15. 
    Define "SUPERSEDEAS"
    • A. 

      Lie told unter oath

    • B. 

      Unenforceable by either party

    • C. 

      To deliver out

    • D. 

      You shall forbear


  • 16. 
    Define "Habeas Corpus"
    • A. 

      You shall forebear

    • B. 

      You have the body

    • C. 

      True bill of a grand jury

    • D. 

      None of these


  • 17. 
    Define "extradite"
    • A. 

      No exeat

    • B. 

      To deliver out

    • C. 

      Sworn statement


  • 18. 
    Define "Writ"
    • A. 

      Make impossible

    • B. 

      Written order for arrest

    • C. 

      Any written court order


  • 19. 
    Define "Warrent"
    • A. 

      Any written court order

    • B. 

      Written order for arrest

    • C. 

      To surrender; give up as a penalty


  • 20. 
    Define "forfeit"
    • A. 

      Written order for arrest

    • B. 

      To surrender; give up as a penalty

    • C. 

      Sworn statement


  • 21. 
    Define "surety"
    • A. 

      One who guarantees the obligation of another

    • B. 

      One who gives surity for another

    • C. 

      Person who owes the obligation


  • 22. 
    Define "sufficiency"
    • A. 

      Lie told under oath

    • B. 

      Ampleness, adequacy

    • C. 

      Relationshipin which one person acts on behalf of another


  • 23. 
    In what places may a bondsman NOT solicit business?

  • 24. 
    Registration requirements; a)      With what official(s) must a bondsmen register?
    • A. 

      The court magistrate

    • B. 

      Sheriff and clerk of the court in residence County and any other county bail to be written.

    • C. 

      You local couurt house and the department of fincial services

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 25. 
    Distinguish between actual authority and apparent authority.

  • 26. 
    What information must appear on a bondsman sign?

  • 27. 
    What bail bond records must a bondsmen keep?

  • 28. 
    For how long must a bondsmen keep up his record keeping?
    • A. 

      21 days

    • B. 

      6 months

    • C. 

      3 years after bond discharge


  • 29. 
    List the five elements of fraud.

  • 30. 
    List five essential elements of a valid contract.

  • 31. 
    How often should a bondsmen register?

  • 32. 
    What is meant by “normal business hours”?

  • 33. 
    What types of persons may NOT be employed in a bail bond office?

  • 34. 
    Name and briefly define the three parties to a bail bond contract.

  • 35. 
    In addition to a premium, what other fee may a bondsman accept?

  • 36. 
    For what five reasons may a bondsmen surrender a defendant without refunding the premium?

  • 37. 
    What is the current bond premium rate on: a)      A state bond OVER $1000.00? $50.00 (minimum) b)      A state bond UNDER $1000.00? 10% of the bond penalty c)      A federal bond? 15% of the bond penalty

  • 38. 
    What information must be shown on a premium receipt?

  • 39. 
    For what two reasons must the premium be returned?

  • 40. 
    What official (s) may approve and accept: A bail bond? An appeal bond?

  • 41. 
    When is the amount of bail considered just right?
    • A. 

      Enough that the defandant doesn't care to lose it

    • B. 

      When the defendant can afford it but now afford to lose it

    • C. 

      When it justifiably fits the crime


  • 42. 
    What are the only two essental elements of a vaild bail contract

  • 43. 
    For what three reasons may a foreiture be dischaged within 60 days?
    • A. 

      Defendant unable to appear for a valid reason

    • B. 

      Defendant paid off his or her penalty

    • C. 

      Defendant insane

    • D. 

      Defendant re arrested

    • E. 

      Defendant is dead


  • 44. 
    Which court has original jurisdiction over felonies
    • A. 

      Florida Supreme court

    • B. 

      County Court

    • C. 

      Circuit Court

    • D. 

      District Courts of Appeal


  • 45. 
    Which court has original jurisdiction over misdemeanors?
    • A. 

      Florida Supreme Court

    • B. 

      County Court

    • C. 

      Circuit Court

    • D. 

      District Courts of Appeal


  • 46. 
    What official must send notice to the surety of a required court appearance by the defendant?          How much notice must be given?

  • 47. 
    What is the result of a judgment that remains unpaid for:(a) 35 days? (b) 50 days?

  • 48. 
    What is the result of a judgment that remains unpaid for:90 days?180 days?270 days?1 year?2 years?

  • 49. 
    Which persons may arrest a defendant who has been released on bail for the purpose of surrendering him?
    • A. 

      Law Enforcment officer

    • B. 

      Another agent of some surety company

    • C. 

      Only a Law Enfocement officer

    • D. 

      Bondsman who wrote the bond


  • 50. 
    If a bondsman is basing his request for remission on his efforts to arrest and surender the defendant, what must he furnish to the court?

  • 51. 
    Name all the four courts in the Florida system

  • 52. 
    According to F.S. 648.442 and Rule 4-221.135 what types of collateral may be accepted on bonds over $50,000?
    • A. 

      Promissory note

    • B. 

      Real property mortgage

    • C. 

      Indemnity agreement

    • D. 

      Any other security approved by the council

    • E. 

      All the above


  • 53. 
    In whose name must the collateral be taken?

  • 54. 
    How must cash collateral be held?

  • 55. 
    What is the term (length) of an indemnity contract?
    • A. 

      3 years

    • B. 

      It is indefinite

    • C. 

      10 years

    • D. 

      1 year


  • 56. 
    At what point does an indemnity contract become cancelable?
    • A. 

      Within 21 days after bond is satisfied or forfeiture discharged

    • B. 

      Within 10 days after bond is satisfied or forfeiture discharged

    • C. 

      Within 72 hrs after bond is satisfied or forfeiture discharged

    • D. 

      Within 90 days after bond is satisfied or forfeiture discharged


  • 57. 
    What information must appear on a collateral receipt?

  • 58. 
    Upon proving of the fulfillment of the obligation, what must a bondsman do with the collateral?
    • A. 

      Return to rightful owner or person to whom it was assigned.

    • B. 

      Returned to defendant whom had the collateral

    • C. 

      Whomever had the collateral for the bond


  • 59. 
    How much time does the surety have to comply when returning the collateral?
    • A. 

      30 days after bond discharged

    • B. 

      72 hrs after bond discharged

    • C. 

      60 days after bond discharged

    • D. 

      21 days after bond discharged


  • 60. 
    If a bondsman is charged with a felony, what happens to his license?

  • 61. 
    What four types of discipline may the Department of Financial Services on a license and, when applicable, for what length of time?

  • 62. 
    What may be required of the bondsmen before a suspended license is reinstated?
    • A. 

      Take basic certification

    • B. 

      Take basic certification and/or correspondence course.

    • C. 

      Suspention for six months


  • 63. 
    What type of punishment would a bondsman get for solicitation business in a court or jail?
    • A. 

      Felony

    • B. 

      Misdemeanor

    • C. 

      Departmental Discipline

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 64. 
    What type of punishment would a bondsman get for having a convicted felon in his employ?
    • A. 

      Felony

    • B. 

      Misdemeanor

    • C. 

      Departmenal Discipline

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 65. 
    What type of punishment would a bondsman get for recommending an attorney to a defendant?
    • A. 

      Felony

    • B. 

      Misdemeanor

    • C. 

      Departmental Discipline

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 66. 
    What type of punishment would a bondsman get for making a material false statement on the license on the license application?
    • A. 

      Felony

    • B. 

      Misdemeanor

    • C. 

      Departmental Discipline

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 67. 
    What type of punishment would a bondsman get for misappropriation or conversion of another’s property?
    • A. 

      Felony

    • B. 

      Misdemeanor

    • C. 

      Departmental Discipline

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 68. 
    What type of punishment would a bondsman get for failing to file required reports?
    • A. 

      Felony

    • B. 

      Misdemeanor

    • C. 

      Departmental Discipline

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 69. 
    What type of punishment would a bondsman get for failing to return collateral?
    • A. 

      Felony

    • B. 

      Misdemeanor

    • C. 

      Departmental Discipline

    • D. 

      None of the Above


  • 70. 
    What type of punishment would a bondsman get for withholding funds from his insurance company?
    • A. 

      Felony

    • B. 

      Misdemeanor

    • C. 

      Departmental Discipline

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 71. 
    What type of punishment would a bondsman get for lack of adequate knowledge to engage in the business?
    • A. 

      Felony

    • B. 

      Misdemanor

    • C. 

      Departmental Discipline

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 72. 
    Define "Concealment "
    • A. 

      To complete and sign

    • B. 

      A falsehood put in writing and sworn to before a notary

    • C. 

      The intentional withholding of facts


  • 73. 
    Define "False Swearing "
    • A. 

      a falsehood put in writing and sworn to before a notary

    • B. 

      Obligation that must be performed

    • C. 

      Final settlement


  • 74. 
    Define "Exonerate"
    • A. 

      Written accusation of the state attorney

    • B. 

      Relationship in which one person acts on behalf of another

    • C. 

      Release from a duty


  • 75. 
    Define "Obligator"
    • A. 

      person who owes the obligation

    • B. 

      Person whom an obligation is owed

    • C. 

      Person appointed by a surety company to supervise agents


  • 76. 
    Define "Void"
    • A. 

      Enforceable by either party

    • B. 

      Unenforceable by either party

    • C. 

      The giving up of a known right


  • 77. 
    Define "Valid"
    • A. 

      Enforceable by either party

    • B. 

      Unenforceable by either party

    • C. 

      The giving up of a known right


  • 78. 
    Define "Collateral"
    • A. 

      Process of calling on the surety to produce the defendant before the court

    • B. 

      Something of value given

    • C. 

      Obligation that must be performed


  • 79. 
    Define "Jurisdiction"
    • A. 

      Fail to perform as agreed

    • B. 

      Set aside temporarily

    • C. 

      The ability of a court to hear a case


  • 80. 
    Define"Misappropriation"
    • A. 

      Taking another’s property for one’s own use

    • B. 

      Putting the property to unlawful or unintended use

    • C. 

      To decide a matter on evidence


  • 81. 
    Define "Conversion"
    • A. 

      Taking another’s property for one’s own use

    • B. 

      Putting the property to unlawful or unintended use

    • C. 

      To decide a matter on evidence


  • 82. 
    Define "Fraud"
    • A. 

      Set aside temporarily

    • B. 

      Intentional deception

    • C. 

      Make impossible


  • 83. 
    Define " Information"
    • A. 

      Evidance used aginst the defendant

    • B. 

      Cancel information

    • C. 

      Written accusation of the state attorney


  • 84. 
    Define "obligee"
    • A. 

      Obligation of one person to make good losses cause by another

    • B. 

      Person whom an obligation is owed

    • C. 

      person who owes the obligation


  • 85. 
    Define "misdemeanor"
    • A. 

      A crime punishable by death or a term of years in prison

    • B. 

      Crime punishable by fine or term of less than one year

    • C. 

      Formal finding of guilt


  • 86. 
    Define "felony"
    • A. 

      Crime punishable by fine or term of less than one year

    • B. 

      A crime punishable by death or a term of years in prison

    • C. 

      Set aside; render void


  • 87. 
    Define "General Agent"
    • A. 

      person who owes the obligation

    • B. 

      Obligation of one person to make good losses cause by another

    • C. 

      Person appointed by a surety company to supervise agents


  • 88. 
    Define "Indemnity"
    • A. 

      Person whom an obligation is owed

    • B. 

      Obligation of one person to make good losses cause by another

    • C. 

      person who owes the obligation


  • 89. 
    Define "Estreat"
    • A. 

      Process of calling on the surety to produce the defendant before the court

    • B. 

      Untrue statements made before a contract is signed

    • C. 

      Sworn statement


  • 90. 
    Define "Misrepresentation"
    • A. 

      Untrue statements made before a contract is signed

    • B. 

      Lie told under oath

    • C. 

      True bill of a grand jury


  • 91. 
    Define "Indictment"
    • A. 

      True bill of a grand jury

    • B. 

      To complete and sign

    • C. 

      Untrue statements made before a contract is signed


  • 92. 
    Define "Execute"
    • A. 

      To put defendant to death

    • B. 

      To complete and sign

    • C. 

      Enforceable by either party


  • 93. 
    Define "Agency"
    • A. 

      Written accusation of the state attorney

    • B. 

      Relationship in which one person acts on behalf of another

    • C. 

      relationship in which one person acts on behalf of another


  • 94. 
    Define "Affidavit"
    • A. 

      Written accusation of the state attorney

    • B. 

      Sworn statement

    • C. 

      Final settlement


  • 95. 
    Define "Disposition"
    • A. 

      Something of value given

    • B. 

      Final settlement

    • C. 

      The intentional withholding of facts


  • 96. 
    Define "waver"
    • A. 

      Enforceable by either party

    • B. 

      The giving up of a known right

    • C. 

      The intentional withholding of facts


  • 97. 
    Define "Perjury"
    • A. 

      Person who owes the obligation

    • B. 

      Lie told under oath

    • C. 

      True bill of a grand jury


  • 98. 
    Define "Rebate"
    • A. 

      Release from a duty

    • B. 

      Give back part of a fee

    • C. 

      Fail to perform as agreed


  • 99. 
    Define "Liability"
    • A. 

      Obligation that must be performed

    • B. 

      Sworn statement

    • C. 

      Cancel permanently


  • 100. 
    Define "Thwart"
    • A. 

      Make impossible.

    • B. 

      Fail to perform as agreed

    • C. 

      Fee received as payment for bond


  • 101. 
    Define "Adjudicate"
    • A. 

      To decide a matter on evidence

    • B. 

      The ability of a court to hear a case

    • C. 

      Cancel permanently


  • 102. 
    Define "Nolle Prosequi "
    • A. 

      Cancel permanently

    • B. 

      Unwilling to prosecute

    • C. 

      No Exeat


  • 103. 
    Define "Judgment"
    • A. 

      To decide a matter on evidence

    • B. 

      Fee received as payment for bond

    • C. 

      Court order for payment


  • 104. 
    Define "Premium"
    • A. 

      Fee received as payment for bond

    • B. 

      Fail to perform as agreed

    • C. 

      Intentional deception


  • 105. 
    Define "Willful"
    • A. 

      Fail to perform as agreed

    • B. 

      Intentional, not accidental

    • C. 

      Fee received as payment for bond


  • 106. 
    Define "Breach"
    • A. 

      Fail to perform as agreed

    • B. 

      Written accusation of the state attorney

    • C. 

      Cancel permanently


  • 107. 
    Define 'Vacate"
    • A. 

      Make impossible

    • B. 

      Putting the property to unlawful or unintended use

    • C. 

      Set aside; render void


  • 108. 
    Define "Revoke"
    • A. 

      Court order for payment

    • B. 

      Cancel permanently

    • C. 

      Give back part of a fee


  • 109. 
    Define "Conviction"
    • A. 

      Involving money

    • B. 

      Formal finding of guilt

    • C. 

      Final settlement


  • 110. 
    Defiine "Suspend"
    • A. 

      Set aside temporarily

    • B. 

      Taking another's property for one's own use

    • C. 

      The ablity of a court to hear a case


  • 111. 
    Define "pecuniary"
    • A. 

      Formal finding of quilt

    • B. 

      Cancel permanently

    • C. 

      Involving money


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