Types of Bail Bonds In North Carolina

In North Carolina, there are three general types of bail bonds: appearance or accommodation, professional, and surety. See N.C. Gen. Stat. 15A-531, 58-71-1. A professional bail bond is secured by a bail bondsman's personal assets, while a surety bond is secured by the assets of an insurance company. See N.C. Gen. Stat. 58-71-1 (3), (8), (11). Licensed bail bondsmen may utilize runners "for the purpose of assisting the bail bondsman in presenting the defendant in court when required, assisting in the apprehension and surrender of defendant to the court, keeping the defendant under necessary surveillance, or executing bonds on behalf of the licensed bondsman when the power of attorney has been duly recorded." N.C. Gen. Stat. 58-71-1 (9).