What is a bail bond?
A bail bond is a financial assurance made by or on behalf of a criminal defendant that is used to guarantee their appearance in court through the end of their trial upon release from custody. Failure by the defendant to appear will result in a bond forfeiture.
What is the difference between bond amount and bond premium?
The bond amount is the full amount of the bail that was set by the court. The premium is the dollar amount owed to the bail agency for posting the bond.
What determines the amount of bail that is set?
The amount of the bail is usually set at the discretion of the judge or magistrate. The purpose of bail is not meant to punish the defendant, but only to secure the appearance of the accused. In fixing the amount of the bail, the court takes into consideration the seriousness of the charge, the defendant's previous criminal record and the probability of the defendant appearing at the trial or hearing.
How can I pay for the bail bond?
We accept cash, checks, money orders and all major credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.
What happens when a defendant is released on bail?
When a defendant is released from jail by a bail bondsman, that individual is actually under the custody of the bail bond agency. The agency is taking the responsibility for the defendant to appear in court at his/her specific date. If the individual refuses to appear in court on the date(s) set, then they will immediately be sent back to jail.
Why do I need a bail bondsman, can't I just post the cash bail myself?
For most traffic and minor violations an individual can post bail without a bond agency. However, for all other violations,most states require the use of a licensed bond agent to guarantee the appearance of the defendant at the set court date. This allows the state to collect the entire amount of the bond and it also makes their job easier because it puts the responsibility of making sure that the defendant appears in court on the bond agency.
How long will it take?
iBail agents are quick and efficient, we begin working on your case while we are still on the phone with you! However, being released is often determined by how efficient the detention center officers are, and how many other people have been arrested before your friend or family member. Weekends and holidays are usually very busy time. Therefore, calling us as soon as possible with the defendant's information will help speed up the process!
Located Downtown Greenville
3005 S. Memorial Dr.
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone #1: 252-329-0180
Bail Bondsmen - Derrick Kinsey / Diamond Kinsey
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