What You Need To Know About Turning Yourself In

Just found out that there is a warrant out for your arrest? Missed a hearing because you never received the notification or had an emergency that got in the way? Whatever your reason may be, if you have a warrant out for your arrest there are a couple things you should probably know before you turn yourself in.

You Should Have A Criminal Defense Attorney At Your Side

When you find yourself in any kind of legal trouble, it is a good idea to have some legal representation. With a quality Raleigh lawyer at your side, you must be represented by a professional that will walk you through the process, give you solid advice, and make sure that you know your rights. Additionally, an attorney will ensure that your rights are protected and that you are fully prepared for your day in court.

What Do You Need To Know?

While you could just turn yourself in without knowing the details, it will hurt your ability to get things resolved in an organized manner. So before you turn yourself in, here are a few things you need to know about your situation including:

-What are you being charged for?

-What will the bond amount be?

-What is the maximum penalty under North Carolina law?

-If you had been under probation, how will these charges effect your probation status?

In addition, have a loved one with you who is employed in order to assist with contacting a bail bondsman.  Many bail bond agents require a strong cosigner and payment upfront.

The amount of time you may end up spending during the booking process will be mostly dependent on how severe the charges against you are and potentially the number of arrests at the present time. Additionally, it will also come down to your ability to post bond and that no bond holds are currently in place. By having a criminal defense lawyer with you before you’ve turned yourself in, you should have no trouble getting all the answers you need.

Once you understand the circumstances of your situation and have turned yourself in, it is time for you or your love one to contact a professional and licensed North Carolina bail bondsman to get you back out.

Posting Bail After You Have Turned Yourself In

Okay, so you have learned all the details pertaining to your arrested and have successfully turned yourself in. Well the next thing to do is to post bail so you can get back home while you wait for your court date.

Lowering the bail with your lawyer

If your bail has been set unreasonably high, your criminal defense attorney might be able to get it reduced with a bond reduction hearing. On some occasions, you may even be able to be released from custody without even requiring a secured bond.

However, if you have a pre-set bond in North Carolina, then it is highly unlikely that it will be reduced or overridden regardless of your situation or how talented your attorney may be.

Posting bail for yourself

So you could try and post bail for yourself. Unfortunately, bail tends to be rather expensive and most people do not have that kind of money just lying around for that kind of situation. Even if you do have that type of money saved up, it is likely that you have more important things to use it for like bills or food.

Waiting it out behind bars

You could also simply stay in jail and wait for your court date. However, the court date might not be for a while. This means you could be missing out on work which will lead to lowered paychecks and may even cause you to lose your job entirely. Those few days behind bars could end up costing you your ability to support yourself and your family.


Amistad Bail and Immigration Bonds can post bail for all offenses including, but not limited to:

-Drug related offenses

-DUI/DWI related offenses

-Domestic Violence and Spousal Abuse related arrests

-Felonies and misdemeanor offenses

-Immigration bonds

-Those with immigration detainers (ICE holds)

No matter what your situation may be, we are committed to helping you or your loved one get out of jail and back home. We believe that no one should have to fall into financial hardship over a single mistakes and that’s why we offer flexible payment plan options that suit your unique needs.

Still not sure if our services are right for your unique needs? Don’t understand how the bail bonds process works? Have a loved one in jail and need to get them out from behind bars immediately?

You can call Amistad Bail and Immigration Bonds 24/7 for all of your questions and concerns. Our live help is always ready on the line to assist you the moment you need it. We even have Spanish speaking representatives to help those who do not speak English as a first language.

So don’t hesitate to contact Amistad Bail and Immigration Bonds today!