What is a Bail Bond?


Bail—also referred to a bail bond—is the amount you must pay and the promises you must make to be released from jail until your criminal case is resolved. Usually, within 48 hours of your arrest, you will be brought before a magistrate who will set the amount of your bail and any other conditions for your release. Keep in mind there are exceptions to this procedure, particularly for charges involving murder or domestic violence. If possible, you want an experienced criminal defense attorney to attend this hearing with you as this could result in bail being set at a lower amount.




How do you post a Bail Bond?


Give 828 Bail Bonds a call and we'll take it from there. Each jail has different policies and procedures for posting bail bonds. Our agents are knowledgable on all Western North Carolina Jail procedures and will be there with you during the entire process. Just call us at (828) 537-2245. We'll take it from there!




How Much Does a Bail Bond Cost?


Expect the bail bond premium to cost anywhere from 10%-15% of the full amount of bail. Ask our team over at 828 Bail Bonds how you can receive discounts, finance your bond with zero-interest financing. 828 Bail Bonds offers Price Match Guarantee and will beat out any competitor pricing.




How long does the Bail Process Take?


Each jail or detention center in Western North Carolina is different in regards to wait times for defendant release. Our agents are very familiar with jail processes for all WNC counties, and will notify you of these procedures.




How Did The Bail Bond System Get Started?


The bail bond system arises out of common law. The posting money or property in exchange for temporary release pending a trial dates back to 13th century England. The modern commercial practice of bail bonds has continued to evolve in the United States while it has since ceased to exist in most modern nation-states.




Can The Defendant Leave The State Or The Country While On Bond?


You will have to get permission from the bonding office in writing before attempting to do so. If the court has given you direct instructions not to leave the state or country you must then get permission from the bail agent and the court before leaving. Otherwise you are subject to arrest.




What Should I Know Before I Contact A Bail Agent?


1. Where is the person in custody? (Make sure that you ask the person in custody where they are located including the city, state, and the name of jail). 2. What is the full name and booking number of person in jail? The bail agent will need this information in order to contact the jail. The bail agent can get the booking number for you if you forgot or if it was not available. 3. How much is the bail? The bail agent will get this information when they contact the jail if you do not have it. With the bail amount, the bail bondsman can tell you the amount it will cost to post a bond and requirements to get the person out of jail.





828 Bail Bonds has proudly been serving Western North Carolina since 2018. Our entire team is knowledgable on bail bonds, court dates and inmate information but they are most known for their unparalleled client satisfaction.

Call us now, get them out within hours! (828) 537-BAIL for a free consultation with a professional 828 bail agent.