How Bail Amount Is Determined
Judges determine if the defendant is eligible for bail. If they are, the court schedules a bail hearing 48 to 72 hours after the arrest to set the bail amount. The amount typically depends on the nature of the crime and the defendant’s criminal history and flight risk.
Because most people want to be released immediately, most jails in Statesville, Iredell County have pre-determined bail schedules that specify amounts for various common crimes. The decision rests with the judge for non-standard cases.
Once the bail amount is set, the defendant can post bail in three ways:
- Full cash payment
- Secured bonds (bonds with collateral)
- Unsecured bonds (bonds without collateral that are secured by the issuer’s good credit standing)
How Bail Bond Services Work
To secure a bail bond with Amistad Bail Bonds, you must first pay 15 percent of the full bail amount. We’ll then act as your pledge to the court that you or your loved one will appear on the scheduled court date. You also need to designate an indemnitor in case the defendant fails to pay the bail’s full amount or appear in court on their trial date.
Sometimes, the court requires collateral instead of cash when the bail amount is particularly large. In this case, you can put up any item of value as collateral, such as real estate property or jewelry.
If you don’t have the means to pay for bail or put up collateral for bonds, our team can also negotiate for a signature bond on your loved one’s behalf.
The Amistad Bail Bonds Promise
At Amistad Bail Bonds, our goal is to make the pretrial release process as quick and stress-free as possible. As such, we’ve made our terms highly flexible so we can work within the limits of your situation.
When you work Amistad Bail Bonds, you’re guaranteed the following terms:
Flexible Payment Plans
Our payment plans accommodate all levels of financial capabilities. We’ll negotiate the payment scheme early in the process to make sure your needs are accounted for.
Minimal Down Payment
Bonds over $10,000 qualify for a 5 percent down payment instead of the standard 15 percent. Remember to pay the first premium within seven days after the agreement. Take note that defendants with prior and existing out-of-country charges and a failure-to-appear history aren’t eligible for the 5 percent down.
Zero Interest Rates
Amistad Bail Bonds doesn’t charge interest or additional fees. You only have to pay the exact amount of the bond.
No Credit Checks
We waive credit checks to expedite the process and help you post bail as soon as possible.
Amistad Bail Bonds reserves the right to require additional collateral, depending on the bail amount. We will also need to amend the payment plan if the defendant fails to appear in court. Rest assured that we’ll properly communicate these with you before we change the terms of our agreement.
Why Choose Amistad Bail Bonds?
Working with Amistad Bail Bonds gives you the following perks:
Amistad Bail Bonds is a trusted bail bond provider in Iredell County. Our years of experience enable us to assist clients in various situations. You can come to us for your bail bond needs no matter how urgent or dire your situation, whether it’s for financial assistance or advice on the best course of action for your circumstances.
We understand that incidents can happen at any time. That said, you can reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just call us at 919-790-6887 for immediate assistance.
Our bail bond service doesn’t end when your loved one gets released from jail. You can still count on Amistad for concerns following their pretrial release, such as rescheduling the trial after failing to show up.
Assert Your Pretrial Rights
Arrested individuals have the right to pretrial release, unless otherwise stated. Work with Amistad Bail Bonds to ensure that your loved one exercises their right, allowing them to wait for trial out of jail. We work with clients to make the bail process as quick and hassle-free as possible.
Fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation. For urgent concerns, reach us at 704-225-3535.