Dispelling The 5 Most Common Bail Bonds Myths

Amistad Bail Bonds is a recognized industry leader throughout Durham, Raleigh, and Wake County, North Carolina. No matter whom the client is our goal is to help them through the stress and trauma of being arrested and put in jail. This oftentimes involves clearing up some of the common misconceptions and debunking certain myths about the bail process.

Bail bond companies will refund the fees you have paid for once the case goes to court. FALSE – unfortunately, the amount you pay us for our services is non-refundable. However, once you show up for your court case, and if you have paid the entire amount without hiring Amistad Bail Bonds, that money will be refunded to you.

Bondsmen only accept cash as payment. FALSE – when you hire Amistad Bail Bonds to assist you, naturally we will accept cash as payment. However, we also accept the 4 major credit or debit cards including American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and VISA.

Bondsmen will negotiate with the courts to lower the amount of bail. FALSE – the bail that is set by the courts in North Carolina (or any other state for that matter) is NEVER negotiable. Whether you hire our company or another one in the local area, we cannot negotiate with the courts for cheaper bail.

Once you have paid a bail bondsman’s fees, there will be no further charges. FALSE – if you or the person you are providing bail for appears in court as required, there will be no further charges. However, if you or the defendant fails to appear, the court will keep the entire amount and we will have to collect it from you or the person who co-signed for you.

You have to pay the bail at the jail where the person is incarcerated. FALSE – our bail bond agents can help you anywhere in Durham, Raleigh, and Wake County. All you need to do is contact us and we will start the process for you immediately.

The bail bond process can oftentimes be very complex and difficult to understand. Let Amistad Bail Bonds make the situation less stressful and traumatic. Call us today.