REGARDING BAIL BONDS IN NORTH CAROLINA
What is a Bail Bond?
A bail bond is a legal and binding contract between a bail agent, a co-signer and a defendant. The bail bondsman agrees to be responsible for the full amount of the bail if the co-signer promises to make sure the defendant makes all of their court dates. The co-signer must also agree to be responsible for the full amount of the bail if the defendant does not appear in court. To secure the bail bond, the co-signer must pay the bail agent a premium of the required percentage of the total cost of the bail bond. The fee is mandated by the state of North Carolina and is non-negotiable and non-refundable. In order to write bail bonds in the state of NC, a person must be sufficiently trained as well as being licensed and bonded.
What does a Bail Bond cost?
According to North Carolina state law, bonding agency can be set up to 15% of the amount of the bond. However, depending on criminal history and many other factors, the bail bondsman may decide to charge a lower fee. Marvin Bailbond charges 5% down to help you or a loved one with a fixable rate to ensure you can afford to be released.
How long does the Bail Bond process take?
After arrest, the defendant will be taken to jail for processing. Then, the judge will give you access to bail during a scheduled bond hearing. The bond schedule will determine the bail amount based on the offense, and the amount is set usually by the nature of the offense. After the state establishes bail, contact a bond agent to get out of jail. One the agent post bail for you, it usually takes one or two hours for jail officials to process a defendant’s release. Contact Marvin Bail Bond for a quick, efficient process.
How do I find out my court date?
If you are arraigned at an actual court hearing in front of a judge, you will be given a court date before you are dismissed. If your bail bond was set according to a pre-determined bail bonds schedule, you will receive notice of any future court dates by the court's clerk. Your bail bonds agent will also be informed of your court date, as well as any changes to your case that are implemented by the court. If you ever have any questions or concerns about your court date or what is expected of you while you are out on bond, your bail agent will be able to answer all of your questions. Also, you can visit www.nccourts.gov to search upcoming court dates as well online.
I've missed my court date, what's next ?
If you are given a court date to appear before a judge, you are legally obligated to do so. Not appearing can lead to a Failure To Appear warrant and eventually your arrest. The situation can quickly turn bad, so we strongly advise you handle the situation in a timely manner.
Is it necessary for me to have an attorney ?
Hiring an attorney is completely the defendant's decision. The court will offer services for the use of a public offender if there is no physical means of support, or funds to hire an attorney of their own. For serious offenses, hiring a attorney might be in your best interest to help you understand the legal ramifications involved in your legal case.
What if I can't afford Bail Bond services?
No one expects an arrest, therefore few are sufficiently prepared. Marvin Bail Bonds help struggling families with different payment options that are very convenient. Please inquire about different opportunities that works best for you and your loved one to make sure they are released from jail.
Do Clients have rights to privacy with Bail services?
Yes, we protect our clients privacy rights. All information obtained is 100% Confidential. We take great pride in our level of confidentiality and professionalism. Marvin Bail Bonds ensures you that all your legal matters remains private at all times.