In an effort to make the bail bond process as seamless and hassle-free as possible, we’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions we hear from our clients. If you need more information or would like to get the process started, please contact our offices as soon as possible..
What is bail?
Simply put, bail is a specific amount of money paid to a court that is used to ensure that the defendant will return for trial. If defendant does not appear for the trial, they will forfeit the bail and be charged with a failure to appear.
How does the bail bond process work?
After someone is arrested, they will be booked into a county jail. After booking is concluded, a bail amount will be determined for their release. If you have been arrested, your friends or family can work with a professional bail bond agency like Bail Boss Bail Bonds to secure your release. The bail bondsman will then have the authority to solicit, negotiate, and affect bail undertakings on your behalf. If you want to learn more, visit our page on the process of bail bonds.
What exactly is a bail bond?
Also known as a surety bond, a bail bond is a financial guarantee to the court that you will return for each and every required court appearance. If you don’t comply, the bond can be forfeited and a warrant can be issued for your arrest.
How do I get a bail bond?
Bail Boss Bail Bonds is the premier choice for a bail bond agency in Raleigh and Wake County. All you need to do is contact us by phone or online and pay an agreed upon percentage fee. Our team of licensed and bonded professionals will discuss the case and all your options with full confidentiality. Explore our services page to learn why you should choose Bail Boss Bail Bonds.
How much are bail bonds?
The amount of your bail bond will depend on the charges. For a relatively simple charge like a misdemeanor, the bail amount can be set through a bail bond schedule. For more serious and violent charges, a judge will often set the amount of the bond. In North Carolina, bail bonds can cost up to 15% of the bond total.
Do I need collateral?
Collateral is usually only required for high bail amounts. You can generally use something with an equivalent resale value — real estate equity is a common choice.
After the defendant is released, who is responsible for them?
We are. You, your cosigner, and the bail bond agency of your choice will be responsible for ensuring that the defendant appears in court. If they don’t, an arrest warrant will be issued.
What if the person who is out on bail is re-arrested?
Contact Bail Boss Bail Bonds immediately.