How The Bail Bond Process Works

The bail bond process may seem intimidating, but here we have designed a step by step guide for you to better understand what we do in Raleigh and surrounding areas. The bail bond process can be quite simple when you have Amistad Bail Bonds on your side. We work with you and your family members to make sure the debt is paid, and that it is paid quickly. We know this is a stressful time for anyone involved, so we want to make the bail bond process as simple as possible. Learn more here, and always call us if you ever need help with a bail bond in Raleigh!

Infographic on how the process of bail bonds work at Amistad Bail Bonds, in Raleigh.

How Does Bail Work?

Without bail, many innocent people would have to wait in jail while waiting for their cases to go to court. Posting bail allows people to avoid those lengthy jail stays but attaining bail can be a confusing and often intimidating process. Knowing what to expect when using a bail bondsman is key to the quick release of you or your loved one.

First and foremost, bail is the amount set by the court that is required upfront that allows those arrested to be released from jail in a timely manner. Where the bail amount of each case varies widely, bail bond fees are much easier to understand. Most bail bond agents are limited by law what they can charge but the industry norm is 10 percent of the bail amount. Therefore, if the court set the required bail amount at $10,000 then a bail bondsmen would require $1,000 as his fee for placing bail on your behalf. If the defendant shows up in court, and complies with any other court order, then the bondsman gets the full amount returned to him/her while keeping your fee.

In cases where the defendant “jumps bail”, the bond agent forfeits that amount that he posted but is able to use his right to keep any collateral promised by the signer of the contract.

By providing families with surety bail bonds, our bail agents help relieve some of the anxiety and confusion that builds when a loved one is arrested and jailed. Contact our bail agents, serving a variety of areas around North Carolina, for more comprehensive information on bail bonds and how we can help you.

 

Bail Amounts: How They are Determined by The Courts

One of the most unpleasant experience one can deal with, is that of being arrested and charged with a crime. The confusion of what to do next, coupled with the questions of how long one will be held in a cell, exacerbate the anxiety attached to the process. Luckily, in this country, accused parties have the right and opportunity to post bail. But one question usually remains until the judges gavel comes down after that first proceeding: What will bail be set at?

In order to ensure that a suspect returns to court, a judge sets a bail amount that is meant to encourage that person to continue to appear as required until the trial is complete. A number of mitigating factors must be considered by the court before bail amount is set. In most cases, the state establishes what guidelines should be considered in setting bail amounts. These factors often include:

  • The nature and seriousness of the crime.
  • The initial evidence that exists against the defendant.
  • The defendant’s ties to the community; i.e. length of residency, employment history, family history and mental condition.
  • The defendant’s past legal record including previous arrests, convictions and failures to appear.
  • The level of perceived danger to society.
  • The possibility that the suspect’s financial income is linked to criminal activity.
  • The probability that the defendant may intimidate or endanger his victim(s).
  • The defendant’s financial situation.
  • In drug cases, the street value of the drugs involved.

At Amistad Bail Bonds, we understand that every situation is different. For us, this means we never treat two cases alike. We don’t provide you with scripted answers. Rather, we offer free personalized consultations, and we help you find the legal information you need, as fast as possible.

3% Down on Large Bonds in Raleigh, NC

Are you or someone you know looking for a Bail Bondsman in Raleigh NC ? With many years of experience and a top notch team, There is not other bail bonds company that can offer what we can .

Large Bonds As Low As 3% Down!

Amistad Bail Bonds offers the lowest down payment plans in Raleigh North Carolina with rates as low as 3 percent down for large bonds over $10,000. All flexible payment plans are subject to approval with possible requirement of collateral. Other restrictions may apply.

2% Down Payment Plans

2% down payment plans are upon approval and for bonds $1,000 to $10,000 for Wake County only. This plan is NOT available for Off-Bonds, out of county charges, or Failure to Appears (FTAs). First payment must be paid within 7 days.

Finding a Bail Bonds Company that cares about its client like we do is rare. The fact is we do care and we will help you get through a very hard time for you and your family. Searching Bail Bonds Raleigh NC at anytime will get you right to us either on your phone or a computer.

Flashback in time –

The first modern bail bonds business in the US, the system by which a person pays a percentage of the court-specified bail amount to a professional bonds agent who puts up the cash as a guarantee that the person will appear in court, was established by Tom and Peter P. McDonough in San Francisco in 1898.[citation needed]