How do I locate a defendant in the system?
> Go to the website of the county detention center and perform an inmate search. Links can be found on this website.
How do I find out the amount of the defendant's bond?
> Call the county sheriff's office and inquire on the bond amount.
What is an appearance bond?
> A bond that is set by the judge to allow for a conditional release of the defendant until the appointed court date.
Who sets the bail amount?
> The magistrate or judge presiding over the charge.
How is the bail fee paid?
> A defendant can pay the court directly for the full amount of the bond, or can hire a bondsman to secure the release. The fee can be paid via cash, credit card, or real estate.
What is an indemnitor?
> The individual who entered into the legally-binding civil contract with the bondsman to ensure the appearance of the defendant (the indemnitor may or may not be the defendant).
What are the indemnitor responsibilities?
> To ensure the defendant appears in court at their appointed date and time.
What is a co-signer?
> An individual, other than the defendant, who is responsible for the bond.
Can the defendant leave the state?
> Yes, with permission of the court.
What happens if I don't show up for my appointed court date?
> A warrant is issued for the defendant's arrest.
THE Gentleman Bondsman
> Ask Anything: 10 Questions with NC Bail Agents Association President - Source: WRAL.com
> Can Posting Bail Hurt Your Credit? - Source: ABCNews
> What to Do If You Think There is a Warrant Out For Your Arrest - Source: Aboutbail.com
> North Carolina Bail Bonds - bail.com