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How Bail Bonds Work

Understanding how bail bonds work is often helpful when going through the process.  Below is a quick synopsis of the bail bond process including your role and our role.

The Basic Process:

  1. An arrest is made
  2. The police or a judge will set the bail amount
  3. Surety Bail Bond is posted
  4. The Defendant is released from custody
  5. The Defendant appears in court

Who Sets Bail in Connecticut:

A Police Officer, Bail Commissioner or Judge sets the amount of the bonds accordingly based on the severity of the alleged crime, the defendants previous criminal history and the defendants ties (or lack of ties) to the community.

How We Help:

Upon your phone call to Capitol Bail Bonds, we will take the information you give on the defendant and immediately let you know what it will take to get your loved one released from jail. The state of connecticut insurance department requires that the premium on any given bond to be 10% up to $5,000 and 7% over $5,000. Cash, check or credit cards are acceptable. We are happy to work out a reasonable payment plan, based on your financial needs.

Our Role:

Capitol Bail Bonds guarantees full amount of the bond to the court. We guarantee the defendant’s appearance at court for each and every existing court date. Collateral on bonds are not always required but higher bonds do require some form of collateral.

Collateral can consist of:

  • Homes
  • Cars
  • Cash

When the case is finalized and the defendant has not missed a court date, any collateral that was provided is returned.