WHAT ARE BAIL BONDS?
When a suspect is in custody and awaiting a court hearing, they may be released on payment of a sum of agreed money to the court. This occurs after the arrest and prior to their court date. Once the accused appears in court, the money is released back to the hands of the party which paid it. This practice and release fee, which varies from state to state in the US, is called bail.
HOW BAIL BONDS WORK?
Once a person is arrested, they will be given a hearing date and a set amount for their bail. The friends and family of the accused will usually work with a bail bondsman in order to secure the release of the defendant in just a few hours after bail has been set.
When bail is posted by the bail bondsman, it’s then a matter of ensuring the accused turns up at all necessary court appearances. If the accused skips bail, the bondsman will turn bounty hunter and seek out the accused to return them to court.
HOW ARE NC BAILBOND AMOUNTS DETERMINED?
Bail Bonds Amounts are determined and set by Judges/Magistrates. The Judge has the option to use a standard bail schedule that specifies the bail bonds amounts for the most common crimes. If bail is set, the defendant has the option to post the full bail bond amount or use a Surety to post the bail bond
WHO HAS THE RIGHT TO BAIL?
Any individual who has been charged with a non-capital crime is generally entitled to bail. There are different laws for different states which helps to keep the accused in custody until their court hearing. When you make a court appearance, the judge determines the set bail amount.
CAN I LEAVE THE STATE ON A BAILBOND?
The court will need to grant permission to leave the state. It's highly recommended to also obtain permission from the bail bondsman as well. Failing to abide by this rule could land you in further trouble, Do NOT leave the state unless you have written permission to do so. Be sure to check your terms and conditions for details.
WHAT DOES NO BOND MEANS?
A “no bond” or “zero bond” means that no bond or bail has been set for the defendant. There can be various reasons for this. A judge may not yet have had a chance to set a bond, or a judge has determined that bond should not be set
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO YOUR OFFICE TO PURCHASE BAILBONDS?
1. Valid state or military issued ID, or valid passport.
2. Most recent pay stubs – if you have direct deposit you can bring in evidence of your pay deposits.
3. Proof of residency
4. Funds to cover the cost or downpayment of your JBR Bail Bonds.