Choosing the best Hartford bail bonds
A bail bonds company, and the bail bondsmen who work for them, should be fully accredited by the state of Connecticut in order to do business. A good place to start when looking for a Hartford bail bonds agent is with friends, family and connections that may have had to use a bail bonds man in the past.
It is possible to look up the reviews for the Hartford bail bonds near you to see who has good reviews from customers.
It is also a good thing to shop the prices for those who have good ratings to get the best deal.
Connecticut Bail reform changes Hartford bail bonds
The Colorado Legislature lately made several changes to the states bail rules. Some of the main components of the amendments are:
- Excluding the judges from setting cash-only bails.
- Restricting judges from issuing bail for misdemeanors in many situations. They still have the option to request bail for flight risk suspects or those who have failed to appear in the past.
- The law also established a study to see the results of Hartford bail bonds on poorer defendants who may have problems coming up with the bail.
- In cases involving minors the amount of time taken prior re-evaluating bond conditions was reduced.
How the Connecticut bail system works
Hartford bail bonds agents can charge up to 10% for bail bonds whose value does not exceed $5,000 and no more than 7% for bonds above $5,000.
It is essential to know that the 10% fee that is levied is not refundable, this is how the bail companies make their money.
According to Connecticut General Statute 29-152f, any person who wants to have a business as a Hartford bail bonds enforcement agent must first obtain a professional license from the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection. CGS 29-152e states that “ No person shall, as surety on a bond in a criminal proceeding or as an agent of such surety, engage in the business of taking or attempting to take into custody the principal on the bond who has failed to appear in court and for whom a re-arrest warrant or capias has been issued pursuant to CGS 54-65a of the general statutes unless such person is licensed as a professional bondsmen under chapter 533 of the general statutes, a surety bail bond agent under chapter 700f of the general statutes, or a bail enforcement agent under CGS 29-152f to 29-152i, inclusive.”
This New Connecticut Law is designed to keep people from sitting in jail just because they are not able to afford bail.