Process Bail Quickly With a Bondsman’s Assistance

Being arrested can take a toll on a person’s nerves, and the bail amount is always a daunting number to hear. It’s almost always more than what a person can afford. In addition, the prospect of finding out where to post that money and how to post it the right way can be disconcerting for the inexperienced.

That’s why hiring a bail bonds agent for making bail is the wise choice. One of your best options is Grimes’ Bail Bonding and Notary Services! We minimize your paperwork and push to post bail as fast as the jail system will allow.

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Some Information About Bail

If this is the first time you or your loved one has been arrested, then you may not know much about the bail process. Bail is the set amount of money given to the court on loan as a promise that the person arrested will attend all future court hearings upon release.

The bail amount acts as collateral to keep the person accused of a crime from ignoring court dates or running from the judicial system where they must now defend themselves in. As long as the defendant attends all court dates and trial proceedings, the bail amount is returned at the conclusion of the trial.

Setting Bail

Bail is determined either initially by a set of schedules at jail or later at arraignment by a judge. When a judge makes this determination, it is set into a court order and becomes the only way to be released from jail for that defendant. A judge decides on the bail amount by taking into account a variety of factors.

These include:

  • The severity of the alleged crime with which you are charged
  • The possible evidence against the defendant
  • Any previous record of criminal activity – especially if it may be a repeat offense
  • Any previous bail record
  • Any previous court attendance record
  • Ties to the community (i.e. family, work, and how long the defendant has lived locally)
  • Any risk the defendant may pose to the public or local community
  • Any history of substance abuse or mental illness
  • Consideration of the defendant’s financial status to avoid discrimination against those of lower incomes

Sometimes, a defendant may be released on OR (Own Recognizance). This is when the judge is all but entirely convinced that the defendant will return for trial proceedings without further motivation, incentive, or risk of avoidance.

In this case, the defendant merely signs a document promising to return for each court date without necessitating any law officials to retrieve them. OR is granted only for nonviolent crimes where the defendant poses no flight risk, and it is infrequent.

Let Us Work With You

Grimes’ Bail Bonding and Notary Services is one of the fastest bail bond agencies in the New Bern, NC area. We post the bulk of the bail to the court so you only have to address a very small fee to us.

As soon as you contact us, we can begin the bail process for the defendant. Simply provide us with some basic information about the defendant, such as their birth name, birth date, date of arrest, jail or detention center where they’re being held, and their inmate number if available.

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If you don’t know where your loved one is being held, you can give us the information you have, and we’ll do our best to quickly locate your loved one for you.

Get in Touch With Us

Our bail agents are ready to help this very moment so your loved one doesn’t have to sit in jail for a minute longer than necessary. Call us now at (252) 671-2297.