Understanding The Bail Bond Process In Raleigh, NC

FAQs

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Below you can find many of the most common questions that we hear in our Raleigh bail bonds office. If you have a question about the bail bonds process, or anything you believe we can help you with, please refer to the FAQs below. If we didn’t answer your question, feel free to call us at (919) 819- 6918. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

About Winston Bail Bonding

WHAT DOES WINSTON BAIL BONDING DO?

Bail bond” means an undertaking by the defendant to appear in court as required upon penalty of forfeiting bail to the State in a stated amount. The most common bail bond in North Carolina is an appearance bond secured by at least one surety – the bail bondsman.


WHAT MAKES WBB UNIQUE?

Bail bond” means an undertaking by the defendant to appear in court as required upon penalty of forfeiting bail to the State in a stated amount. The most common bail bond in North Carolina is an appearance bond secured by at least one surety – the bail bondsman.

Bail and Bail Bonds

WHAT IS A BAIL BOND?

Bail bond” means an undertaking by the defendant to appear in court as required upon penalty of forfeiting bail to the State in a stated amount. The most common bail bond in North Carolina is an appearance bond secured by at least one surety – the bail bondsman.

WHAT IS THE BAIL BOND PROCESS?

The bail bond process begins when someone is arrested by law enforcement and is brought to the local jail. Once at the local jail the defendant – person arrested, will be presented to a judge (magistrate). At this time a bail amount will be set for the conditions of release. Your next step is to CALL Winston Bail Bonding!


HOW DO I POST BAIL?

Your first step in posting bail in Raleigh, NC is to contact Winston Bail Bonding at (919) 819-6918. Your call will be immediately answered by one of our bail agents. You will need to provide background information, sign required paperwork, and provide any needed cash or collateral in order to post bail.


HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO POST BAIL?

IN North Carolina bail agents can charge up to 15% of the total amount of the bond. For Example: $1000 bond x 15% = 150. Creative financing and payment options are available on larger bonds.


WHO IS LIABLE FOR THE BAIL BOND?

In North Carolina the co-signer (indemnitor) is liable for the full face amount of the bond.

WHAT DO I NEED TO APPLY FOR A BAIL BOND?

In North Carolina, you must provide a driver’s license and social security card as identification, plus employment verification to apply for a bail bond. In addition, you will need a form of cash payment (cash, check, credit card, debit card) for the downpayment.


HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET A BAIL BOND?

Generally, filling out the paperwork for a bail bond is a quick and easy process – approximately 20 to 30 minutes.

Payments/ Financing FAQs

WHAT IS A BAIL BOND PREMIUM?

IN North Carolina, a bail bond premium is the fee charged by the bail agent in order to post bail. By North Carolina law, bail agents can charge up to 15% of the face amount of the bond. Example: $1000×15%=$150.

IS THE BAIL BOND PREMIUM REFUNDABLE?

The bail bond premium is the fee charged for the bail agent’s services. The fee is a one time charge and is non- refundable.

WHAT IS COLLATERAL?

Collateral is cash or property deposited with the bail bond company considered as “Good Faith” money in order to secure the appearance of the defendant in court. Once the obligation to appear has been satisfied all collateral must be returned in full. Cash or Real Estate property are the only accepted forms of collateral.