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Five Things to Know Before Hiring a Bail Bondsman

When it comes time to using a bail bondsman, you might be completely unfamiliar with what to do. This is why Atomic Bail Bonds of Connecticut is here to provide FIVE IMPORTANT TIPS you need to know before you pull the trigger and hire a bail bondsman.

1. You May Not Need Collateral

The total cost of a bail bond is non-negotiable. There are some agencies like Atomic, that will work with you to help make paying easier. Many will accept bail bond payments made with credit cards, and others will offer a payment plan.

2. Make Sure the Bail Bondsman is Licensed

State laws require all bail bondsmen and bail bond companies to be licensed.

3. Not Everyone Qualifies for Bail

Whether they’ve been denied bail or no one posted bail on their behalf, a defendant can remain in jail until the court authorizes their release. Depending on the charges, this time period can vary significantly.

4. There are No 5% Bail Bonds

For many people, price is the most important factor when it comes to choosing a bail bondsman. You may see ads for bondsmen who promise to be the “cheapest in town” or “5% bail.” However, this is UNTRUTHFUL marketing.

Most states stipulate how much a bond will cost. The cost of a bail bond (or surety bond) all over the board is 10% of the bail amount in most cases. For instance, if the amount of bail is set at $50,000 the total cost of the bond is $5,000.

If you encounter an agency that says they will “negotiate” the cost with you, be wary. Any agent saying they have the lowest cost in town is simply trying to get your business, because the bondsman has little choice what to charge.

5. Never Hire a Bondsman Who Solicits from a Jail

State laws stipulate how bail bondsmen can obtain new business. As an example, they’re not allowed to offer bail services from jail. Despite this, there are some who will ignore this law. As a result, they could lose their license and face jail time and felony charges.


If you keep the five tips mentioned above in mind, you will be able to choose the right company, like Atomic Bail Bonds for you and your situation.

If you are in need of a local bail bond company in any and all of Connecticut, that is going to answer their phone, represent you, get you out of jail, and walk you through the whole way in this stressful situation, then you want to contact Atomic Bail Bonds right now. There is no reason to wait any longer. You want to get out of jail. You need to get out of jail. There is a company that is on your side and ready to get you released ASAP.