Family Owned and Operated Bail Bonding Service. Proudly Serving Eastern North Carolina since 2011.

About Us

Phillip Day is a lifelong resident of Carteret County.  His origin is Cedar Island, NC. Growing up as a Minister's son, the family moved throughout the county as his father pastored several churches. His mother was a local author with 8 books written on local history. While growing up Phillip went to many of the county schools and grew to know many people in Carteret and Craven Counties. Those who know him consider him a very respectable person with a very caring heart. His face and his tone say "I Care".

Phillip has 5 children, 3 of whom he adopted. In 1992 his heart led him to go to Brazil to adopt 2 of these children when they were in their early teens. Besides adopting the children he has brought other teens and adults into his home to help them in times of need. He would try to help them along the way to get their feet back on solid ground. When they would get in trouble he would use local Bondsman to bail them. 

After using Bail Bonding services in the area Phillip discovered that most Bondsmen were in the business mainly for the money.  Although they seemed very professional, they were not very understanding or caring of a client's needs. This led him to thinking about becoming a Bail Bondsman.

In 2011 after a few years of enjoying retired life, Phillip got the opportunity to work with a bondsman who has bail bonding businesses throughout NC. Phillip attended the required schooling, took the state exam, and acquired his license in September 2011. He set up the business from his home under the name 1st Choice Bail Bonding Company.

In Early 2012 the business was growing so fast that he opened an office in Beaufort, NC across from the Carteret County Jail and Courthouse which gave him the advantage of the fastest response time that any Bondman in Carteret County can offer. In Mid 2012 as the business continued to grow, he asked his son Barry to join the business to help out. By November 2012 Barry had entered the business part-time as a Bail Bondsman and Business Manager.

On January 1, 2013 Barry resigned from his former carrer and took over ownership of the company. Phillip continues to be a Bail Bondsman, and a very important part of the leadership and future of the business.

In Mid-2013 Phillip's step-son Justin Mock became a licensed Bail Bondsman and entered the business full-time. Justin has a great personality and is very eager to serve his clients with the same skill and respect that our clients have come to expect from our company.

Phillip, Barry and Justin will work with you and give you the support that is much needed when you find yourself, a relative, or a friend in an unfortunate circumstance. Please call them anytime for all your Bail Bonding needs, day or night, at 252-503-2031.


Our Bondsmen and Staff



We are the closest Bonding Company to the Carteret County Jail and offer the fastest response time available.

  • Bail Bonding Services Offered in Carteret, Craven, Onslow & Pamlico Counties in Eastern NC.
  • Fast & Friendly 24/7 Service.
  • Little to no Collateral required for most clients.
  • Cash, Money Orders, Credit Cards all accepted.
  • Payment plans are available to those who qualify.