What You Need to Know About Bail Bonds

Being arrested and spending time in jail when you’re accused of a crime can be an unfamiliar and frightening experience. Fortunately, as you are legally innocent until proven guilty, a judge may in many cases require you to be released before your hearing or trial is over. Nevertheless, before you can be released from custody, the judge can require that you provide some sort of assurance that you will return to face the charges against you. This security is called a Bail Bond and usually has to be handed over to the court in the form of cash, property, a signature bond, a secured bond through a security company, or a mix of forms.Learn more about us at Connecticut Bail Bonds Group Manchester CT

Bail bonds are normally set during a formal bail hearing procedure. This is when the Judge meets with the accused (Defendant) and hears information as to whether or not bailing is appropriate. If certain types of bail bonds are considered, such as a secured bond or property bond, the judge will consider information on the financial resources of the defendant, and the sources of whatever property or funds are used as collateral for the bail bond. If anyone else posts bail for the Defendant, they are considered a Surety and their financial situation will also be taken into consideration.

If a Surety is involved in bail arrangement, he must be present with the Defendant at the bail hearing and the Judge must remind each of them of their specific obligations and responsibilities. It is very important to note that the bail may be withdrawn and forfeited if the defendant fails to fulfill his obligations and appears for future trials and court dates, or if he breaches the terms of his release. So it is very important that the Surety trust the Prosecutor before posting bail.