Failure to Appear Bail Bonds

Failure to Appear Bail Bonds

People are getting arrested everyday in the state of Connecticut. They are being charged with a variety of crimes, felonies and/or misdemeanors. Not all of them will need to post a bail bond on the initial crime that was committed though. They will just be ordered to appear in front of a judge to answer for their crimes or offenses in question. However, if you do not go, you will be charged with failure to appear. If you happen to be out on a bail bond, that will be considered jumping bail. A judge will issue a bench warrant for you to be arrested because you did not show up to court and you will go back to jail. People come up with a plethora of excuses on why they were not able to show up to court. Some are legitimate and the judge may take them into consideration. Some legitimate excuses are that your car broke down on the way to the courthouse, you were in the hospital or you were involved in a car accident on the way to court. Others are not so legitimate and the judge will usually see through your “excuses.” Those excuses consist of you forgot to set your alarm or you just did not feel like going to court at all to answer for your crime you committed.

Let’s say for example you got arrested by the police for theft charges of some sort. Your bail has been set at $5,000. You and your family are unable to afford that amount. That is when you call Atomic Bail Bonds at (860) 982-4661. We will get your bail bond processed and get you home to your family. All that is required is ten percent (10%) of the $5,000 which would be $500. Our agents can process your paperwork and get you released from jail within hours. Stipulations are enforced when you are released on bail bonds. The most important stipulation is that you must show up to court when the judge orders you to. If you fail to go to court (failure to appear), you are in violation of the contract you signed with Atomic Bail Bonds . We do not like when this happens anymore than you having to pay all of this money because of crime you committed. When you violate a contract with a bail bond agency, you will not get the money you paid refunded back to you. Atomic Bail Bonds agency, and any other bail bond agency, will have that money forfeited back to us (or them). You will lose out on a significant amount of money so make sure you go to any court dates that are scheduled for you. You do not want to lose anymore money than you already have due to the crime you were arrested for. Another big item you will lose if you fail to go to your scheduled court appearance is your FREEDOM! You will go to jail if you do not show up to answer for your crime and receive your punishment. No one wants to sit in jail when they have the chance to be a free person. Our agents here at Atomic Bail Bonds understand that things can and do happen that are out of our control. However, everyone is responsible for their own actions. If you know you have a scheduled court appearance, go to it! Make arrangements ahead of time. If you work, let your employer know that you will need to take some time off to deal with a personal matter. If you are a student, either get your work for the day you will be missing or have a friend get the work for you. If you have children, arrange a sitter for that day as soon as you can. If you do not have your own transportation, either ask someone dependable for a ride and offer gas money, call and Uber or Lyft or get the bus schedule and plan the route to the courthouse. Make sure that you dress appropriately for court also. The judge may show you some mercy if you look presentable, show up, you are on time and you accept responsibility for your actions.

If you fail to appear at your scheduled court appearance, you will not only get rearrested and lose money but you will also lose the trust of the bail bond agency you choose to use. No one wants to help and/or work with an unreliable and untrustworthy client. Atomic Bail Bonds agents understand that things can happen that might make you miss your court appearance or make you late for it. Communication is key. Contact the Atomic Bail Bond agency if you are having any problems and are trying to avoid another citation for failing to appear. If you, a friend or a loved one has been arrested for failing to appear to a scheduled court appearance, a lawyer will be able to help you out.

Failing to appear charges can range from a Class A misdemeanor up to a Class D felony. Failure to appear in court when you are wanted on a felony charge is an additional felony offense under the state of Connecticut law. If you are wanted on a misdemeanor charge or a motor vehicle violation and fail to appear on the required court date, it is a misdemeanor offense. This may not apply to a voluntary appeal of a civil moving violation, like a speeding ticket. If your failure to appear charge is in the first degree, it will be a Class D Felony. A Class D felony charge has a maximum penalty of up to 5 years in prison and up to $5,000 in fees and fines. If your failure to appear is in the second degree, it is a Class A misdemeanor. A Class A misdemeanor charge has a maximum penalty of up to one (1) year in jail, and up to $2,000 in fees and fines.

The easiest way to avoid paying all of these fees, fines and jail time sentence is to not miss a court date. You will save yourself a lot of time and money if you just show up to all of your court appearances. If you don’t show up and you are arrested, contact Atomic Bail Bonds at (860) 982-4661. We are here to help you out of the situation you have found yourself in. We offer payment plans and accept collateral for bonds as well as cash. Our professional agents are standing by and ready to help you.

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