Bail is an easy concept to understand, although it is surrounded in something of a mystery. When a friend or loved one is arrested and detained, bail can be thought of as a promise. This promise is one that says “If my loved one comes home, he or she will appear in court to follow up on their case”, and bail allows a person to return home on the premise of the promise made. With a bond, the premium charged will be returned when the defendant appears before the court, but this premium may not be returned for several reasons.
At Amistad Bail Bonds, we get a ton of questions as to the reasons why a premium may not be given back to the defendant, and in order to clear these questions up, we want to provide a few answers! A few reasons why a person may not have their premium returned are:
- Failing to pay premium to surety – Failing to pay the premium owed timely to the licensed agent under the agreement in GS 58-71-167 will not allow a person to have any kind of premium already paid returned.
- Hiding from the surety – Hiding from the surety will create cause to wonder if the defendant will appear before court, and this will cause the premium to be kept.
- Leaving the state – On bail, a person cannot leave their state, and doing so will place them in a situation to not have the premium returned.
- Violating a court order – In order to have the premium returned, all court orders must be upheld while awaiting trial. Should any of these be violated, the premium will not be given back.
- Failing to disclose information – In order to have the premium returned, all information regarding the case and anything involved with it must be disclosed.
- Providing false information – If one wishes to have the premium returned, they must provide accurate personal information such as their ID physical address or other information. Nicknames and aliases are not accepted.
Bail is a simple concept to understand, and we at Amistad Bail Bonds want to make understanding bail even simpler. When a loved one is arrested in suspicion of a crime, it’s important to get them back home again, and that is what a bail bond can provide. If you have a loved one who has been arrested on suspicion of a crime, or you’d simply like to know more about the bail bonding process, check us out at AmistadBailBonds.com today.