The North Carolina Bail Agents Association (NCBAA) believes the bail agents it represents play a crucial role in the states judicial system and, therefore, deserve to be represented by a professional association. As a member of NCBAA, you join more than 1,200 bail agents currently doing business in North Carolina that receive industry information, education and professional enhancement.

We realize our members are held to strict guidelines issued by the state and we realize that as a bail agent, you take your responsibilities to the courts and your community seriously. As you work to provide a much needed service that is beneficial to the courts, the justice system and the community, your Association works to make your membership have a lasting impact.

As a member of NCBAA, you will:

Advance your profession
Contribute to positive industry awareness
Network with peers
Understand legislation affecting your industry
Stay updated on industry news, trends and research
Get association logo items
Get discounts on NCBAA continuing education classes
Receive a NCBAA newsletter and annual directory
Discount hotel rates for any stay in Raleigh

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The North Carolina Bail Agents Association looks forward to having you join our efforts to help strengthen our industry.

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Saturday, November 17, 2018
Mailing & Office Address:
1220 Eastchester Dr., Ste 104 High Point, NC  27265    
Phone Number:  919-832-0867
Fax Number:  1-866-249-7020

Bail 101

There are several things you should know about bail agents.1  As dedicated professionals, North Carolina’s bail agents bring a true value to the overall judicial system.

  • It is the job of bail agents to insure the defendant is in court each time he is called to do so and to “return from term to term and day to day.”
  • The bail agent who signs a bond may take additional steps as necessary to ensure that the defendant will return to court, including taking collateral, requiring the defendant to report in by phone or in person, or requiring a defendant to be monitored.
  • A premium on a bail bond is not considered “earned” until the bond is exonerated or discharged by the court.
  • Under conditions of the forfeiture process, if the defendant fails to appear in court, the bail agent is required to pick-up and return the defendant to jail or to pay the full face amount of the bond as a penalty for failing to produce the defendant.
  • Bond forfeitures, per the North Carolina state constitution, go to fund the free public schools of the state.

1 The Professional Bail Agents of the United States; What is Bail section;; 2008.