When you or a loved one is arrested for a crime, the court may require that they post bail before they can be released. This process can be confusing and overwhelming, especially if you don't have a lot of experience with the criminal justice system. That's why the experts at 3-D Bail Bonds in Hartford, CT, would like to explain some basic facts about bail bonds and how they work.
Bail is essentially a deposit that encourages an accused person to show up for their court dates, rather than fleeing. In most cases, a bail bondsman will have to post the bond for you, as bail amounts are often more than most families have on hand. The bail bondsman issues a guarantee to the court that you will show up in court, which they ensure by collecting collateral from you or your family members. This collateral may be in the form of cash, but you can also post property titles, valuable jewelry, or any other possession that meets the minimum requirement.
After the criminal case is completed and the defendant has appeared at all their court appearances, the bail bond is dissolved and all collateral is returned. Every state has different rules governing the percentage of fees that bail bondsmen charge, but in Connecticut the premium fees are mandated.
If you or a family member has been arrested anywhere in the state, you can rely on 3-D Bail Bonds to get them out quickly and painlessly. Visit their website to see their full list of services, or call (860) 247-2245 to speak with an agent today.