LEGAL GUIDE
Written by attorney Bill Powers | Dec 6, 2011

BAIL BONDS NC - Guilford County - Suggested Bond Amounts & Procedure - Part I

SUGGESTED BOND AMOUNTS

PLEASE NOTE: Judicial Officials are vested with discretion in the settings of conditions of pretrial release. Judicial Officials are expected to use their discretion. The suggested bond amounts are suggested ranges only and are NOT mandatory. The suggested bond amounts are NOT limitations on judicial discretion.

The following are guidelines for the setting of secured bonds when that condition of pretrial release is imposed:

*Each of these offenses carries a mandatory minimum active sentence

DRUG TRAFFICKING **

** Please see reverse page for classes of drugs and quantities and please see “Drug Trafficking" section of the 18thJudicial District’s Pretrial Release Policies.

MAXIMUM

SUGGESTED

PUNISHMENT

SECURED BONDS

TYPE OF OFFENSE

Local Ordinance

$50 fine or 30 days

Written Promise

Class 3 Misdemeanor

20 days

Written Promise

Class 2 Misdemeanor

60 days

$0 to $500

Class 1 Misdemeanor

120 days

$0 To $1,000

Class A1 Misdemeanor

150 days

$0 to $2,000

Driving While Impaired

24 months

$0 to $5,000

Class I Felony

15 months

$0 to $2,500

Class H Felony

30 months

$0 to $10,000

Class G Felony

44 months

$1,000 to $15,000

Class F Felony

59 months

$2,500 to $25,000

Class E Felony

98 months

$5,000 to $50,000

Class D Felony*

229 months

$10,000 to $250,000

Class C Felony*

261 months

$15,000 to $250,000

Class B2 Felony*

480 months

$25,000 to $500,000

Class B1 Felony*

Life without Parole

$50,000 to $1,000,000

Class A Felony*

Death, Life without Parole

No Bond (unless set by Judge)

Habitual DWI*

59 months

$5,000 to $50,000

NC Probation Violation

Set amount appropriate for underlying offense with consideration for the nature of any violations and any new charges

Fugitive Warrant

Governor’s Warrant

No Bond

Interstate Compact

Parole Warrant

MINIMUM

MAXIMUM

SUGGESTED SECURED

SENTENCE

SENTENCE

BONDS

TYPE OF OFFENSE

Class H Drug- Trafficking Felony

25 months

30 months

$5,000-$25,000

Class G Drug- Trafficking Felony

35 months

42 months

$25,000-$100,000

Class F Drug- Trafficking Felony

70 months

84 months

$25,000-$200,000

Class E Drug- Trafficking Felony

90 months

117 months

$50,000-$200,000

Class D Drug- Trafficking Felony

175 months

219 months

$200,000-$500,000

Class C Drug- Trafficking Felony

225 months

279 months

$200,000-$1,000,000

7DRUG TRAFFICKING (continued) ***

***Source: UNC School of Government, Punishments for North Carolina Crimes and Motor Vehicle Offenses, 3rdedition, 2005, p. 63.

STATUTE

DESCRIPTION OF OFFENSE

PUNISHMENT

90-95(h)(1): Trafficking in marijuana

More than 10 and less than 50 pounds

Class H drug-trafficking felony; fine of not less than $5,000

50 – 1,999 pounds

Class G drug-trafficking felony; fine of not less than $25,000

2,000 – 9,999 pounds

Class F drug-trafficking felony; fine of not less than $50,000

10,000 pounds or more

Class D drug-trafficking felony; fine of not less than $200,000

90-95(h)(2): Trafficking in methaqualone

1,000 – 4,999 dosage units

Class G drug-trafficking felony; fine of not less than $25,000

5,000 – 9,999 dosage units

Class F drug-trafficking felony; fine of not less than $50,000

10,000 dosage units or more

Class D drug-trafficking felony; fine of not less than $200,000

90-95(h)(3): Trafficking in cocaine

28 – 199 grams

Class G drug-trafficking felony; fine of not less than $50,000

200 – 399 grams

Class F drug-trafficking felony; fine of not less than $100,000

400 grams or more

Class D drug-trafficking felony; fine of not less than $250,000

90-95(h)(3b): Trafficking in amphetamine or methamphetamine

28 – 199 grams

Class F drug-trafficking felony; fine of not less than $50,000

200 – 399 grams

Class E drug-trafficking felony; fine of not less than $100,000

400 grams or more

Class C drug-trafficking felony; fine of not less than $250,000

90-95(h)(4): Trafficking in opium or heroin

4 – 13 grams

Class F drug-trafficking felony; fine of not less than $50,000

14 – 27 grams

Class E drug-trafficking felony; fine of not less than $100,000

28 grams or more

Class C drug-trafficking felony; fine of not less than $500,000

90-95(h)(4a): Trafficking in LSD

100 – 499 dosage units

Class G drug-trafficking felony; fine of not less than $25,000

500 – 999 dosage units

Class F drug-trafficking felony; fine of not less than $50,000

1,000 dosage units or more

Class D drug-trafficking felony; fine of not less than $200,000

90-95(h)(4b): Trafficking in MDA/MDMA

100 – 499 dosage units or 28 – 199 grams

Class G drug-trafficking felony; fine of not less than $25,000

500 – 999 dosage units or 200 – 399 grams

Class F drug-trafficking felony; fine of not less than $50,000

1,000 dosage units, or 400 grams, or more

Class D drug-trafficking felony; fine of not less than $250,000

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