If you or a loved one are arrested in Wake County NC, contact DJ’s Bail Bonds right away. We’ll go to work on your case immediately. The sooner you talk to one of our professional bondsmen, the sooner we can arrange release from the Wake County Detention Center. Call 704-658 BAIL (2245) now.
The Wake County NC Detention Center is no place to be. Unlike many North Carolina jails, the detention center, located at 3301 Hammond Road in Raleigh, is a big-city jail. It’s a very unfriendly place filled with hardcore offenders and overworked staff. Freedom is extremely limited, with inmates given little time outside. For each inmate, visitation is restricted to one thirty-minute visit per week.
These conditions isolate inmates from the outside world. Inmates are unable to keep their jobs, homes, and relationships. Being locked up in the detention center for any length of time destroys the continuity of a person’s life.
Bail is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Its purpose is to allow people who are accused of crimes to remain free while their cases are pending. No one should suffer punishment for a crime unless they have been convicted. When people are held in prison before they have been to trial, they suffer the punishment of incarceration without being convicted. This is expressly against constitutional rights. Everyone has the right to bail.
After a person is arrested, they are generally held at a police station until charges are filed. This process may take several hours or more, depending on the case. Within a few hours of a law enforcement agency filing charges, a magistrate sets bail.
Bail is designed to provide an incentive for the defendant to show up for court after being freed. As such, magistrates try to avoid setting unobtainable bail amounts. Bail amounts are based on the magistrate’s view of the likelihood that the defendant will fail to appear in court. The riskier a defendant seems, the higher the bail amount.
Magistrates consider the severity of the charges, the defendant’s criminal history, and the defendant’s living circumstances when determining bail. When charges are minor, defendants are considered lower flight risks and magistrates grant low bail. Serious charges raise the possibility that the defendant may flee, which raises bail requirements. Courts also consider defendants with long criminal histories and those who live out of the region more likely to skip bail.
The courts may also impose nonfinancial bail terms. These include restrictions on leaving the state, requirements to stay away from alleged victims, and electronic monitoring. Failure to abide by these requirements results in bail revocation and return to jail.
For the average person, paying bail is a tremendous hardship. Even “small” bail amounts of several hundred to several thousand dollars can be challenging or impossible for defendants or their families to afford. When bail in the tens of thousands of dollars is required, very few people can afford it.
Bail bonds provide the means for people who cannot afford the entire cash bail to remain free while awaiting trial. Bail bonds require the defendant or someone on the defendant’s behalf to pay 15 percent of the bail. For example, if bail was set at $5,000, the cost of a bail bond would be a much more affordable $750. After the fee is paid, the bail bonding company posts the full bail amount and the defendant is released.
When high bail is set, even the 15 percent bail bond fee can be overwhelming. Defendants and their loved ones have several options. Often, friends and family members are able to help out. Most people understand that being arrested and being convicted are two different things and serving time at the Wake Detention Center because of a lack of bail funds is an unfair punishment. Many times, credit cards or other forms of credit, such as a home equity line of credit, can be used to raise bail funds.
DJ’s Bail Bonds also offers payment plans, which can be as low as $50 per week. These payment plans are designed to make bail bonding attainable for those with limited cash resources. The defendant is required to sign a payment-plan agreement and to abide by all bail terms. Once the defendant signs an agreement to show up for all court appearances, the defendant is freed.
DJ’s Bail Bonds provides all types of bail bonds, from small bonds to immigration bonds to large bonds.
Felony charges carry the possibility of spending over a year in prison. Because the penalties are so serious, felony bail bonds can be many thousands or tens of thousands of dollars or more. If you need a felony bail bond, contact DJ’s Bail Bonds right away. We will find a way to get you or your loved one out of the Wake County Detention Center.
These bonds can range from very small to very expensive, depending on the severity of the charges. Getting another DWI while out on bail can land you back in the Wake County Detention Center for a long time.
North Carolina has some stiff drug possession laws, so bail may be costly. Staying clean while out on bail is key to strengthening your chances of avoiding more time behind bars.
Unlicensed firearms can land you in jail. Bond may be very high if other charges are also involved. Bail is often revoked if caught with a firearm while out on bond.
If you had a few too many and were caught disturbing the peace, you’ll want to contact DJ’s Bail Bonds right away. We’ll get you home fast.
Follow the terms of these bonds carefully. If the alleged victim lives at the same address as the defendant, the bail terms may prohibit the defendant from returning home. Violation of the bail terms can mean a long stay at the Wake Detention Center.
Don’t spend one more minute than necessary in the Wake County NC Detention Center. Contact DJ’s Bail Bonds 24/7/365 for immediate bail bonding. Our professional bondsmen will have you or your loved one out of custody fast. The sooner you call, the sooner you’re free. Call 704-658 BAIL (2245) now.