FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions About Bail Bonds
How Do Bail Bonds Work?
Bail Bonds are for defendants that can’t pay the bail amount due on their own. Posting a Bail Bond requires a percentage of the total bail amount from the defendant due at signing. It’s up to the defendant to properly pay the Bail Bondsman back in a timely manner according to the contract set up.
What Are Your Bail Service Hours?
Our bail bond service are open 24/7 to cater to our clients. Our agents are standing by to immediately dispatch and respond to local Connecticut jail systems, police department and CT courts.
Will I get my Money Back If I Bond Someone Out of Jail?
If you pay cash in full to the court, you will get that money back after the defendant successfully completes their court case. If the defendant doesn’t show up to court and “bails” out, the money will not be returned under contractual law.
How much Are Bonds in Connecticut?
Connecticut strongly regulates bail bonds.
The rates are as follows:
– Up to $500 $50 (fixed rate)
– $501-$500 10%
– $5001+ 7%
How Long Does the Process Take?
Once bond is posted it generally takes 6 to 8 hours for the defendant to be released. This delay has nothing to do with the bail agent. It is the procedure which the jail uses to process the release of an inmate. Bail times differ with each case. Please call us for more information.
What is a Arrest Warrant?
An arrest warrant is a warrant that’s granted by a judge in a court of law to a law enforcement official. The warrant grants the law enforcement official the right and ability to arrest a person of interest regarding a crime. To acquire an arrest warrant in a court of law, a judge will be presented with probable cause for arresting the suspect.
Why is Appearing in Court after Bail is Important?
There are possible punishments that will complicate and prolong the process of your case. One consequence for not appearing in court that can be dreadful is when a judge orders a bench warrant. With this warrant, the police can arrest you and sends you to prison until your next court date with fewer chances of posting bail. A judge may allow you to post a bond under certain circumstances but with a higher fee.