Bail and Bonds/Release
If you or someone you know has been arrested or notified that there is a warrant for their arrest, you need to contact a criminal defense attorney who understands Connecticut bail bond law. The Kocian Law Group prides itself on the efficient manner in which we assist our clients during the pre-arrest phase of their case.
When you hire the Kocian Law Group, we will:
- Immediately contact the authorities to determine your bond amount and the charges you are facing.
- Determine whether or not you are eligible to post bail.
- Arrange for you or someone on your behalf who is able to post your bond, if applicable, meet with a bail bondsman.
- Arrange for the bail bondsman, if needed, to accompany you to the police department or personally go to the police department to bond you out if you have already been arrested.
- Vigorously fight to lower your bond at a hearing.
When you learn you have a pending warrant or face arrest, you will have questions regarding your bond amount and possibility of your release. These are some of the frequently asked questions in this regard:
What is Bail? What are Bail Bonds?
In the State of Connecticut, bail is some form of property deposited or pledged to a court in order to persuade it to release an accused from jail, on the understanding that the accused will return for trial or forfeit the bail ("skipping bail" or "jumping bail" is illegal). Legislatures also set out certain crimes to be “un-bailable”, such as capital crimes.
Connecticut's Constitution requires bail to be set on all bonds.
What Are the Different Types of Bail?
The form of bail varies from jurisdiction, but the common forms of bail include:
- Promise to Appear: a promise made by the accused to the court that the accused will attend all required judicial proceedings and will not engage in further illegal activity or other prohibited conduct as set by the court.
- Non-Surety Bond: No Bail Bondsman is needed. The accused agrees to pay the amount of bond if the accused fails to reappear in court when required.
- Surety: When a third party agrees to be responsible for the debt or obligation of the defendant. In many jurisdictions this service is provided commercially by a bail bondsman, where the agent will receive approximately 10% of the bail amount up front and will keep this amount regardless of whether the defendant appears in court. The court in many jurisdictions, especially jurisdictions that prohibit bail bondsmen, may demand a certain amount of the total bail be given to the court, which is returned if the defendant does not violate the conditions of bail.
- Cash: typically "cash only", where the defendant must provide the amount of the bail to the court in cash.
Contact the Criminal Defense Lawyers at KOCIAN LAW GROUP
The Kocian Law Group is to meet with you and discuss your criminal matter not only during the week but also on the weekends by appointment. If you or a loved one are investigated or accused of a crime, we will advise utilize our experience and knowledge to educate you on all of your legal options. We will quickly respond to provide you with the criminal defense you deserve.