Generally, in North Carolina, when a person is charged with a crime and subsequently arrested that person must remain in jail until a bond is posted. There are three different types of bonds in North Carolina. Every defendant in custody is entitled to a bond hearing. If you are unable to make your bond a criminal defense attorney can file a bond reduction motion on your behalf.
For example, if a judge sets a $5,000.00 secured bond the defendant has two options:
If you miss court and did not use a bail bondsman then the clerk of court will enter a bond forfeiture and the money you paid to bond out of jail will not be returned to you.
Please note that any time you miss court under any of these types of bonds an order for your arrest will likely be issued. If you have a legitimate reason for missing court often we can get the order for arrest struck and obtain a new court date onyou behalf.
Every defendant in custody has a bond hearing. The defendant has a constitutional right to be heard on the terms and conditions of his release. During the bond hearing a judge will determine a fair and a reasonable bond.
It is a good idea to retain an attorney before your bond hearing, especially if you are charged with a felony. An attorney will advocate for you at your bond hearing. Additionally retaining an attorney prior to your bond hearing signals to the judge that you aren’t a flight risk. Lastly, an attorney will ensure you’re given a fair and reasonable bond.
A lawyer can file a bond motion on your behalf to seek to reduce your bond. Our office commonly files bond reductions on behalf of our clients. Some of the reasons our office may file a bond reduction on your behalf include:
Our firm will fight for you. Ryan Stowe will advocate for you at your bond hearing. If needed, our firm will fight for a bond reduction for you at anytime.
If you have questions about a reasonable bond or a bond reduction contact Ryan Stowe for a free consultation. Always seek an attorney to represent you at your bond hearing.