Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: How To Get Bailed out of Jail in CT?
Bail Bondsmen in the State of Connecticut must be licensed in order to conduct a bonding business. All of our bondsmen are licensed to bond you out in the state of CT. Bail bond costs are set by the Connecticut Insurance Department. Prior to the execution of a bail bond, all bondsmen must get written authorization from a third party or if possible the defendant. (Step 2 in our bail bond process) If the bail bond “Premium” (our fees relating to bailing you out) cannot be paid in full before we bail you out, bondsmen can arrange a payment plan (35% down payment of our fees). Any unpaid balance must be paid within 15 months from the time of bail. For more information on the laws concerning bail bonds in CT, please view the Public Act No. 11-45.
Q: How does bail work in CT?
- The judge sets a bail amount depending on the severity of the crime and the likelihood of non-attendance.
- Defendants or their representatives (Afford a Bail) post the bail.
- The person is released on bail with a date in the future to attend court.
- Provided the person attends court the bail money is returned
The critical thing to remember at all times is not to panic. We understand the bail bonds CT system, and from the very second, you contact us your stress levels and worries will begin to fade away. Don’t waste any more time worrying call us NOW and let’s get your loved one back beside you where they belong.
Q: How long does it take for paperwork?
A: It will take about 20 minutes.
Q: How can I pay?
A: Cash, Check, Credit Card, Money Order, Western Union Quick Collect
Can Pro Bail Bonds service areas outside the vicinity of their office locations?
Pro Bail Bonds have offices & bail bondsmen across CT.
A: Our statewide coverage can assist with all bail-related matters in any city or town in Connecticut.
Q: Do I get my money back after the defendant goes to court?
A: No, that money is non-refundable upon release from the bond we posted. However, if we are unable to post the bond under certain circumstances, we are able to issue a refund.
Q: Do I need to come back with the defendant to complete paperwork?
A: No, but the defendant must immediately come into their local Pro Bail Bonds office after being released.
Q: What are the benefits of bailing someone out of jail?
A: There are several benefits to consider:
- Defendants can go back to work, school, home, family, and continue with usual daily life.
- Permits the unhampered preparation of a defense.
- Serves to prevent the infliction of punishment prior to conviction.
Q: What do I need to bail someone out of jail?
A: There are three things that a cosigner needs to bail someone out of jail:
- Valid ID
- Pay Check Stub
- Utility Bill
A cosigner must also be a U.S. citizen and must be 18 or older.
Q: How long does it take for a person to get out of jail
A: It depends on the jail and the county in CT the defendant was arrested in. Most facilities take 30 minutes to four hours.
Q: What are the responsibilities of a cosigner?
A: A cosigner, someone willing to sign for the defendant, is responsible for the following three things:
- To make sure the defendant makes all appearances to court
- To make sure the defendant notifies Pro Bail Bonds with next court appearances
- To make sure the premium is paid (if applicable)
Q: What are the responsibilities of a defendant?
A: The responsibilities of a defendant are the following:
- Upon being released, the defendant will need to immediately report to the local office and complete the necessary paperwork. After completion, the defendant will receive upcoming court date information.
- The defendant must report all new court dates to their local Pro Bail Bonds office by either coming in personally or notifying by phone. (PLEASE CALL )
- The defendant must show up to all court dates
Q: Can I drop the money and have someone else cosign?
A: Yes, however, if there is any type of refund, it will be given back to the cosigner.
Q: Can I take care of a warrant with Pro Bail Bonds?
A: YES! Warrants are issued to a person when a judge wants to see them in court. Bail can be posted through Pro Bail Bonds. Most warrants can be processed at a police or sheriff’s department with a Pro Bail Bonds agent without being brought into custody.