What is a Bail Bond?
A monetary guarantee filed with the court whereby a defendant is temporarily placed in the custody of the posting Bail Agency. Further, the bail agency promises the court the defendant will appear each and every time they are ordered to do so while their case is pending.
Is a defendant released on bail really in the custody of the posting Bail Agency?
Yes, when a Bail Agency post a Bail Bond with the Jail or Court, the Bail Agency is taking responsibility for the defendant to appear at all future court dates. For example, if a defendant does not follow the terms and conditions of the Bail Agency, then he/she risk being returned to jail! We provide the comfort of not being in a jail cell. However, if a defendant fails to communicate or check in as required then he/she may be returned to jail.
How much does bail really cost?
15% of the bond is the standard premium. However, Union Members, Members of the Military, Veterans, & clients (defendants) represented by a private attorney may qualify to be released on bail for as low as 8%!
How come some agencies state 0% down?
This may be misleading since a company would go out of business writing free bail. However, there are companies who will take a lien on your house and require monthly payments to cover the bail premium. If your financial situation requires a 0% program then be sure to make the monthly payments on time to cover the bail premium (not bail amount) owed to the bail agency or else your loved one (the defendant) will be returned to jail and you will still owe the premium plus costs such as fugitive recovery agent fees and court fees.
Do I need collateral?
Every case is different. However, we enjoy bringing families together and with high bail amounts collateral is necessary. If you have questions, don't be afraid to call at (919) 280 1830 and ask!
What forms of payment do you take?
Cash is always good. However, we also take most major credit / debit cards, including Visa and Master Card. In some cases, we will setup a payment plan - depending on your credit and employment history.
Do you serve my county?
We serve all 100 counties in North Carolina, including the counties listed below: