January 5, 2023

Failure to Appear Bail Bonds (FTA)

If you are arrested and do not appear for your court date, a warrant will be issued for your arrest. This is known as Failure to […]
December 3, 2022

What Does It Mean to be Released on Bail?

If you or a loved one has been arrested, you may be feeling overwhelmed and confused about what happens next. One of the first things that […]
November 4, 2022

Just Got Arrested in Raleigh? Here’s What to Expect

If you just got arrested in Raleigh, you may be feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about what comes next. You’re not alone – many people find themselves […]
October 4, 2022

What’s The Difference Between Secured and Unsecured Bail?

When you’re arrested, one of the first things that happens is a hearing to determine whether you’ll be released on bond. There are two types of […]
September 5, 2022

How Does Bail Bonding Work in NC?

If you’ve been arrested in North Carolina, you may be wondering how the bail bonding process works. This article will provide an overview of how bail […]
August 4, 2022

Posting Bail After DWI Arrest

If you have been arrested for DUI, the first thing you will want to do is post bail. This will allow you to get out of […]
July 5, 2022

Ways to Make the Bail Bonds Process Go Faster

Being arrested is a stressful experience no matter the circumstances. The first thing on your mind is probably how to make the bail bonds process go […]
June 5, 2022

The Do’s and Don’ts of Posting Bail

If you’ve ever been arrested, you know the importance of posting bail. But do you know how to do it correctly? There are a few things […]
May 5, 2022

Are Bail Bonds Public Records?

When someone gets arrested in Wake County, North Carolina, not much is private. However, when you post a bond or obtain a bond from a bondsman, […]
April 5, 2022

How Much Is Bail for Domestic Violence?

Going to jail after being charged with domestic violence means that you could be staying there for the next 48 hours. This is because North Carolina […]
March 1, 2022

Do You Get Bail Money Back?

Each year, more than 128,000 people enter the North Carolina jail system. If you are like most people, one of your first thoughts is how to […]
February 1, 2022

Tips To Turn Yourself In

If there is a warrant out for your arrest, what should you do? The best thing to do is to contact a lawyer and make plans […]
January 1, 2022

Public Intoxication

In North Carolina, public intoxication itself is not considered a crime. The police can take a drunk person home or to the hospital if they need […]
December 1, 2021

Four Reasons Why Bail May Be Denied

If you or a loved one just got arrested, there will likely be an opportunity to post bail. Unfortunately, there are some situations where bail may […]
November 1, 2021

Bail Bonds: Secured and Unsecured 

Going to jail can be scary, no matter the reason. No one wants to sit in jail and wait for a trial, but paying bail can […]
October 1, 2021

Questions for Your Bail Bondsman

Many of us don’t plan on needing a bail bond until it happens. If you or a loved one end up in trouble, you may be […]
September 1, 2021

Bail for Different Types of Crime

It can be very scary when a loved one calls you from jail needing help. Your mind may begin to spin, wondering how you can help […]
August 1, 2021

First Time Facing the Law

If you are dealing with the law for the first time, bail might seem like a complicated matter. Many of our customers are unsure about how […]
July 1, 2021

Is There Really a Free Option?

Many people have heard of the phrase “Get out of jail free card.” The question is, can you really make it out of jail totally free? […]
June 1, 2021

Working with Big Mike

If you find yourself in jail, you have enough to worry about with responsibilities like a family or a job to get to the next day. […]
May 1, 2021

Pretrial Release in North Carolina

If you get arrested, it is possible for you to be released from jail before your trial. Do you know what the conditions are for pretrial […]
April 1, 2021

Choosing the Right Bail Bondsman

If you are scrambling to get a loved one out of jail, you may think the first bail bondsman to answer your call will do. Many […]
March 1, 2021

Responsibilities of a Bond Co-signer

When someone you love goes to jail, your first reaction is to get them out as quickly as you can. However, before you co-sign for a […]
February 1, 2021

Bail Bondsman vs. Bounty Hunter

Many people are familiar with the action-packed reality TV shows involving bounty hunters, and some may think that bounty hunters and bail bondsmen are the same. […]
January 1, 2021

The 5 Levels of DWI in NC

An important rule while out drinking with your friends is to always have a DD (Designated Driver). This is the person who stays sober to safely […]
December 1, 2020

Crazy Christmas Crimes

Most people think of the Christmas season as a joyful or peaceful time, but crime still happens on the holidays. We found some interesting crimes that […]
November 1, 2020

What Are Standard Arrest Procedures?

There are procedures in place to guide the police when they need to make an arrest. Procedures can vary by state, so be sure to contact […]
October 1, 2020

Different Types of Bail Bonds

When you or a loved one get arrested, the process can be scary and confusing. When it comes time to post bail, you should be aware […]
September 1, 2020

How does a Bail Bond Work?

How Does a Bail Bond Work?  If you are dealing with the law for the first time, bail might seem like a complicated matter. Many of […]
August 1, 2020

What Are My Rights To Protest?

The First Amendment states that you have the right to assemble, or congregate in groups, and express your opinions through protest. Many people may not be […]
July 1, 2020

Needing Out Of State Bail?

Bailing someone out of jail is a difficult process, especially when an arrest occurred out of state. The person being detained often has limited access to […]
June 1, 2020

If You Can’t Afford to Pay Bail, Do This!

If you or a loved one have recently been arrested and were given a bail amount that you cannot financially handle on your own, then don’t […]
May 1, 2020

What You Need To Do After Your First Offense for Drug Possession

Have you or a loved one recently been arrested for drug possession? Not sure what your first steps are now? Here is a simple to-do list […]
April 1, 2020

HOT Tips For When You Get Pulled Over

When you see those dreaded police lights turn on behind you while you are driving, there is a list of things that should immediately go through […]
March 1, 2020

5 Little Known and Interesting Facts About Bail Bonds

A bail bond seems like such a simple concept that you would imagine is a very simple process. This is not necessarily true as bail bonds […]
February 1, 2020

Steps to Becoming a Bail Bondsman

In North Carolina, you are required to get a license to become a bail bondsman. Here are the steps to becoming a bail bondsman. If every […]
January 1, 2020

Bail Bond Scams, What To Watch Out For

When a loved one gets arrested, be sure to take a deep breath and look out for these common bail bond scams.    Targeting people who […]
December 1, 2019

Too Much Champagne on New Years?

New Year’s Eve is a day of celebration as we all welcome in the New Year with friends and family. This is often celebrated with Champagne […]
November 1, 2019

Harnett County: Things to Know About Arrests in Harnett County

If you or a loved one has been arrested in Harnett County then you might have some questions regarding the procedures and the rules surrounding the […]
October 1, 2019

Sampson County: Things to Know About Arrests in Sampson County

If you or a loved one has been arrested in Sampson County then you might have some questions regarding the procedures and the rules surrounding the […]
September 1, 2019

Duplin County: Things to Know About Arrests in Duplin County

If you or a loved one has been arrested in Duplin County then you might have some questions regarding the procedures and the rules surrounding the […]
August 1, 2019

Johnston County: Things to Know About Arrests in Johnston County

If you or a loved one has been arrested in Johnston County then you might have some questions regarding the procedures and the rules surrounding the […]
July 1, 2019

Wake County: Things to Know About Arrests in Raleigh

  If you or a loved one has been arrested in Wake County, there are a few things you should know that will help with the […]
June 18, 2019

Theft Offenses

Do not let the legal term fool you, larceny in North Carolina is the crime of theft. Specifically, it is the taking of another person’s property […]
May 1, 2019

Weapon Charges In North Carolina

As a gun owner in North Carolina, you have to follow numerous state and federal gun laws. You are restricted in how you can obtain firearms, […]
April 1, 2019

Drug Crimes In North Carolina

It is always challenging to face accusations of a crime, but being charged with a drug offense in North Carolina can be particularly stressful and intimidating. […]
March 18, 2019

Traffic Tickets and Parking Violations

Traffic violations are among the most common offenses in the United States. What’s more, a large percentage of those who are pulled over for traffic stops […]
March 15, 2019

Types of Bail Bonds

Surety Bail Bond: This is executed by private surety bail and at no cost to the taxpayers. Licensed bail agents post bonds with the court, guaranteeing […]
February 18, 2019

What To Do When You’ve Been Arrested For a DWI/DUI

Being arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated can be a nightmare scenario. You may wonder how you’ll navigate the court system and if your driver’s […]
January 1, 2019

North Carolina Criminal Court Process

The criminal process is not as easy as social media makes it out to be. Officers are required to follow a process when they suspect there […]
July 18, 2018

What To Expect When You Get Arrested in Wake County

Have you or a loved one recently been arrested at a Wake County Jail? Know what to expect. Big Mike explains the arrest & booking process in North Carolina.
June 20, 2018

How Does a Bail Bond Work?

Here at Big Mike Bail Bonds, we treat you like family and with respect. In this post we will explain the process of how a bail bond works in North Carolina.
February 6, 2017

Responsibilities of Bailing Someone Out of Jail in NC?

Are you thinking about bailing a loved one out of jail, but don’t know exactly what it means. It is important to understand all aspects of a bail bond.
August 25, 2016

Beth Chapman: National Bail Bonds President

Beth Chapman, the wife of “Dog the Bounty Hunter” (Duane Chapman), won her National Bail Bonds Association Presidential bid in February of 2016. The National Bail Bonds […]
August 15, 2016

North Carolina Bail Bonds: What You Need To Know

Many people don't know what to expect or anything about a bail bond until a loved one is arrested. Use this resource to help you with the bail bonds process
July 18, 2016

Bail Bond for a DUI or DWI in NC

The first and most important thing to know about DWIs and DUIs in North Carolina is that they’re not the end of the world. Big Mike Bail Bonds Can Help You!
June 2, 2016

Turning Yourself In: What You Need to Know Before You Go

Did you recently find out that there is a warrant out for your arrest? There are a few things you should know and do before turning yourself into the police
May 18, 2016

Should You Bail Someone Out Of Jail?

Imagine this: Your friend calls you at 2:30 a.m. She was arrested for a DWI. You have work the next day & finances are tight. Do you bail out your friend?
May 17, 2016

How Much Does a Bail Bond Cost in North Carolina?

Bail amounts are anywhere from $10,000 to $3,000,000+, which many people may not have just laying around in their bank accounts in case of an arrest.
April 7, 2016

What is Life Like in a North Carolina Prison?

Not All North Carolina Prisons Are the Same. Take a deeper look at life in a NC prison.
April 7, 2016

Prison in the United States: Not As Bad as You Think!

Take a look at some of the luxuries offered at the various correctional institutions through out the United States. It is Not as Bad As You Think.
March 15, 2016

Visiting Someone in the Wake County Jail

If you are going to visit a friend or loved one, it is important to note the visitation policies for the specific detention center you are going to.
February 23, 2016

How to Get Someone Out Of Jail

When person is in jail, they want to out. The fastest way to get out of jail is to post bail. Here is all of the info you need to get out of jail fast.
January 6, 2016

Can I Post a Bail Bonds for Myself?

If you find yourself behind bars you most likely want to handle this situation quickly & privately as possible. Here are tips to bail yourself out of jail.
December 3, 2015

What To Do If Your Loved One Gets Arrested on Christmas

The holidays are supposed to be a time to take a break from your mundane work or school routine, to relax, and to spend time with […]
November 10, 2015

3 Practical Tips for Those Behind Bars

The idea of getting arrested, getting put behind bars, and hiring an expert bail bondsman can be terrifying. However, there are a few things you can […]
October 15, 2015

Bail Bonds Basics

Don’t trust Law & Order or NCIS as a source for all of your information regarding America’s court system. Just because you’re an avid crime-related television […]
September 21, 2015

A Few Things to Know Before Cosigning for Bail Bonds

When a friend comes to you begging for you to help bail her boyfriend out of jail, what do you do? Be prepared for taking on […]
August 10, 2015

Bail Bonds Glossary of Terms

At Big Mike Bail Bonds, we understand that our clients aren’t likely to be familiar with the legal and industry terms used in the bail bonding […]
June 22, 2015

How Does A Judge Determine Bail Amount?

Learn the factors that a judge will consider when determining how much they should set for the bail amount for a defendant.
March 5, 2015

What Happens If You Do Not Show Up For Court in North Carolina?

If you have bailed someone out of jail or are considering bailing them out, you probably want to know what happens if they fail to appear to court.
February 3, 2015

Conditions of Release from Jail

A judicial official such as the court magistrate is the one who determines under what conditions a person will be released from jail. The defendant may […]
April 10, 2014

Using Bail Bond Agents To Get Out Of Jail Fast

What Is A Bail Bond? Bail bonds are a type of security for the court in which the court agrees to release the defendant before the […]
February 24, 2014

What is a Bail Bondsman?

A bail bond agent, or bondsman, is any person or corporation that will act as a surety and pledge money or property as bail for the […]
January 19, 2014

Big Mike’s Launches New Website!

Welcome to Big Mike Bail Bonds new website. We plan on providing you, our visitors with not only information regarding the bail bond services we can […]
November 28, 2013

Big Mike Helps Families Have A Happy Thanksgiving 2013

For Thanksgiving 2013, Big Mike Bail Bonds once again partnered with the Johnston County Department of Social Services and Helping and Healing Hearts.  For the second year […]