860 346.JAIL (5245)
Frequently Asked Questions
How can we help?
After a person is arrested, the police department or court will set a bail amount
(the dollar amount varies based on the alleged offense involved and other contributing factors).
It is the court’s way of making sure that a defendant appears at their scheduled court dates once released from jail.
Here’s how we help you through the bail bond process:
We will walk through what is a bail bond and what you need to do to get your loved one released from custody
We will work with your individual financial situation we have many payment options and Payment Plans are available
You meet with us at the police department or jail where your loved one is located.
We will post a bail bond with the jail facility where your loved one is located at
Your loved one is released
What is Bail?
Bail is that part of our legal system that allows an accused person to be temporarily released from custody
so they can continue their lives
while they prepare for their day in court.
In criminal cases, it is a sum of money, real property or surety bond that needs to be posted by or on behalf of a defendant
to guarantee their appearance in court.
The right to reasonable Bail is guaranteed to you in the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.
What is a Bail Bond ?
The court system or Police department will set the amount of bail required for the defendant’s release.
Under state law, a surety company can provide a type of insurance policy or “bond”
that guarantees payment of the full bail amount to the court if the defendant does not show up for all scheduled appearances.
A bail bond is a financial guarantee made by or on behalf of a criminal defendant that is used to guarantee their appearance
in court through the end of their trial upon release from custody.
Failure by the defendant to appear will result in a bond forfeiture.
What is the difference between bond amount and bond premium?
The bond amount is the full amount of the bail that was set by the court.
The premium is the dollar amount owed to the bail agency for posting the bond.
A bail bond is exonerated when the legal process/trial has finished.
When does a bail bond forfeiture take place?
Bail bond forfeiture results when a court appearance is missed.
If a defendant misses a court date, a bench warrant is issued for their arrest.
The court also sets a deadline for when either the defendant must be located/returned to custody
or the bail bond “reinstated” or the bail amount must be paid to the court.
What is a summary judgment?
A summary judgment is issued by the court following a bond forfeiture.
This is a judgment against the surety for payment of the bond amount.
The summary judgment is issued because the deadline for reinstating the bond or returning the defendant to custody has passed.
When do I get my money back?
If you posted the full bail amount with the court yourself, this money will be released to you at the conclusion of the court process,
provided the defendant appeared at all required court dates.
If you elected to use a bail agency to post your bond, the agency is initially responsible to the court for the bond amount.
The defendant and indemnitors are responsible to the bail agency for the premium and any fees or additional expenses incurred by the agency on their behalf.
These monies are earned at the time the defendant is released from custody and therefore not subject to return.
This is the case even if the defendant is found innocent, the case is dismissed or the defendant is placed back into custody for another offense.
What do I need to bond someone out of jail?
You will need the fee, a cosigner, and possibly some form of collateral.
What is a cosigner?
What is collateral? Do I need to provide collateral?
Collateral is money or property that we hold on to while a defendant is out on bail.
The money is taken as incentive to ensure the person’s appearance at scheduled court dates and is returned to the collateral donor
once the bond is released by the court.
The circumstances of every bond are a little different, but most bonds can be done without collateral.
What information do you need from me when I call?
The following is a list of information that will help us to do the bond as quickly as possible.
When you call us you should try to have as much of this information as possible.
Don’t worry if you don’t or can’t get all the information; we can get it for you.
* Name of person in custody
* Social security number of defendant if available
* Address of defendant if available
What size bonds can you do?
We will respond to any bond.
Who regulates your company?
The Department of Insurance is responsible for the regulation of surety bail bondsmen in Connecticut.
What are your business hours?
24 hours a day 7 days a week. We can and will do a bond anytime of the day or night including holidays throughout CT.
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860 346.JAIL (5245)