Bail Bond Process FAQ’S

Listed below we have outlined the most frequently asked questions about the bail bond process in Raleigh, North Carolina.


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Winston Bail Bonding offers the resources to help you ask the right questions about the bail bond process. Listed below are some FAQ’S to assist you with the process.

Our bail bond FAQ’S can help you answer some of the questions you may need answering before speaking with one of our agents. If you still have further questions contact Winston Bail Bonding at (919) 819- 6918.

HOW DO I POST BAIL IN WAKE COUNTY?
To post bail at the Wake County Detention Center in Raleigh you will need to contact a local bail bondsman. Bail can only be posted after meeting with a bail agent, filling out an application and making the necessary payment arraignments up front. Only then will bail be posted and the defendant released.
WHAT ARE THE BAIL BOND REQUIREMENTS TO POST BAIL IN RALEIGH, NC?
The overall requirements to post bail In Raleigh, North Carolina are:

1. Must be 21yrs. old with valid I.D.

2. A resident of North Carolina.

3. Must be employed (1 year).

4. Must be able to make payment arraignments using cash or credit/ debit cards before posting bail.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO POST BAIL?
Posting bail in Wake County can be anywhere from 1-3 hours. However, calling ahead and meeting with one of our bail agents can drastically reduce time of release. The complete process of meeting one of our agents and filling out an application only takes 20 minutes. Release times vary based on scheduling at the Wake County Jail.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO AFTER POSTING BAIL?
After posting bail your number one priority is to keep up with you court date. You are obligated by contract to go to every court date until completion or dismissal of the case. Contact us if there has been a change in your status. At Winston Bail Bonding we prefer to work with our clients to help maintain their freedom.

Frequent
Questions

I HAVE NEVER POSTED BAIL FOR ANYONE, WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?

Your first step in posting bail is contacting a local, licensed bail agent. Please have the defendants full name and county the arrest was made in. To post bail all defendants must have a cosigner with valid I.D. Cash payment must be made prior to posting bail.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO POST BAIL FOR SOMEONE?

To post bail at the Wake County Detention Center in Raleigh, NC you will pay a bail bondsman a fee up to 15% of the bond. Example $1,000 x 15%= $150. Winston Bail Bonding offers competitive rates in Raleigh.

CAN I MAKE A DOWN PAYMENT TO POST BAIL?

Yes! Competitive rates, low down payments and financing options are available on qualified bonds. Restrictions may apply.

WHAT IS A CO-SIGNER?

A co-signer on a bail bond is a person, usually a family member or friend, who will sign an agreement that obligates them financially for the full amount of the bond if the defendant does not appear in court and cannot be found.

CAN I USE A CAR TITLE AS COLLATERAL OR TO POST BAIL?

In the Wake County bail bond process car titles or jewelry are not accepted as payment in any form to post bail. Real estate (property) is the only form of acceptable collateral and is usually reserved to post bail on large bonds.

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