Elite Bail Bonds West Virginia
329 S. Raleigh Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401
How to Obtain a Bail Bond in the State of West Virginia
Elite Bail Bonds in licensed in Berkeley, Morgan, and Jefferson Counties.
- Once a defendant is arrested and transported, the defendant will appear before the Magistrate Judge. If an arrest occurs evening, weekend, or holiday the defendant will be taken to Eastern Regional Jail to await arraignment before a Magistrate Judge. During evenings, weekends, or holidays, Magistrate Judges are on call. At this time, the magistrate will make a determination as to the bond. Circuit Court bonds can only be posted Monday through Friday during regular business house through the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
- An unsecured/Personal Recognizance (PR) bond does not require the assistance of a bail bondsman. If a secured bond is issued, the defendant has the choice of either 1) placing the entire bond amount with the Court as surety of appearance for all future court dates or 2) obtaining the services of a bail bondsman to post the surety. In this instance, the bondsman requires a 10% premium of the total bond to post the bond for the defendant. The 10% premium is required by West Virginia law. However, West Virginia law also dictates that a minimum of 3% of the bond be paid as down payment for the bondsman to post the bond. The remaining amount due can be paid in installments to the bondsman. If a cash bond is issued, the full amount of the bond must be posted with the courts.
- All bonds must be posted at the appropriate courthouse and defendant will be released from the Regional Jail.
- Our agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.