Murder is defined as causing the intentional death of another person. If you, a friend or a loved one has been arrested and charged with murder, you still are entitled to your bail hearing in front of a judge. This is your right no matter what crime you are accused of committing. You will typically see a judge within forty-eight (48) hours of your arrest. The judge will hear the basic information about your case, get to know the defendant and then render his or her decision for a bail bond. There are other factors that influence their decision. Those factors are the consequences of the crime, if you are a flight risk, if you have family ties to the area and if you are a danger to yourself and the community. In the state of Connecticut, bail will not be granted if the judge believes that you will do harm to others or flee the area. Since murder is considered a violent crime, the judge might be concerned about the you possibly hurting other people or trying to flee a life sentence in jail. In the state of Connecticut, bail is possible even in murder cases, but it is definitely not a guarantee. If you do manage to get a bail bond granted by the judge, you will probably end up paying a higher bail bond amount than an assault charge.
Like many other states, the most serious type of homicide in the state of Connecticut is murder. Unlike most states, the state of Connecticut does not divide this crime into first and or second-degree murder charges. Instead, the Constitution State divides its murder laws based on things like whether or not an officer of the law was the murder victim, whether a felony was committed, and what type of felony was committed. In the state of Connecticut, the most serious type of murder is known as capital felony murder. An example of capital felony murder is the intentional killing of a police officer while he or she is performing his or her duties. Murdering two or more people is also an example of capital felony murder charge. Felony murder is another type of murder in the state of Connecticut. It involves the commission of a felony during the murder. An example of felony murder is causing the death of someone while you are also committing a robbery.
You can be found guilty of murder when you intentionally cause the death of another person yourself or through a third person. You can also be found guilty of murder if a person dies by forced suicide or deceiving them into committing suicide.
You can be found guilty of capital felony murder if you murder a police officer, federal marshal, inspector, firefighter or another person performing law enforcement duties or duties within a correctional facility where you are confined to, murdering for profit or hiring someone else to murder for pay, murder with a prior conviction of murder or felony murder, murder while serving a life sentence in prison, murder of a kidnapped person during the kidnapping, murder during first degree sexual assault, murdering two (2) or more people in at one time, or murdering a person under sixteen (16) years of age.
Some defenses you could use on your behalf if you have been arrested and charged with a type of murder charge are you were under the influence of some type of extreme emotional disturbance. This is also known as the heat of passion defense. You could still be charged with manslaughter though. You suffered from a type of mental disease, defect or disorder and therefore you could not have possibly known that you were going to or did commit murder. Another defense you can use if you are facing a type of murder charge is when a felony murder was committed and there was more than one participant in the crime and that you did not commit the act which caused the actual death of the other person. You also did not request, cause, or aid in the act of murder, you were not armed with the deadly weapon and you had no reasonable ground to believe that any other person there was armed with a deadly weapon or intended to cause the death of or serious physically injury to another person.
Murder is a Class A felony charge and it is punishable by up to sixty (60) years in prison and up to $20,000 in fees and fines. The minimum sentence served is usually twenty-five (25) years in prison. Capital felony charges or felony murder charges are punishable by life in prison without the possibility of parole. Arson murder charges are also punishable by life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Rarely will a person be granted a bail bond by a judge for a murder charge. If you, a friend or a loved one happen to be one of the lucky few who do get a bail bond, contact Atomic Bail Bonds at (860) 982-4661 today. Our agents can help you get released from the jail in a timely manner and get you back home with your family. You will then be able to work on your defense against the murder charge you are facing from the comforts of your own home. We understand that a murder charge is a serious crime to be charged with. Our professional bail bond agents will work with you. It is going to be an expensive process to pay your bail bond. The judge can set your bail anywhere from twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) up to one million dollars ($1,000,000)! The amount of the bail depends on the severity of the crime you committed and any factors that contributed to the case. Atomic Bail Bonds will go over all of the terms of your bail bond with you until you understand all of the stipulations you must obey in order to remain released on bond. You will have to stay out of trouble, stay in the area, report to the judge or your lawyer whenever they ask you to, not get rearrested, not be a threat to your community and stay in contact with your family and close, trusted friends. This will show the judge and the court system that you are trying to right a wrong you committed. Good luck.