If a friend or family member has been charged with a crime, getting them out of jail as quickly as possible will likely be your first priority. A bail bondsman can help secure their release quickly and spare you the financial pressure of coming up with the funds yourself. Below are a few factors to think about when choosing a bail agency to work with.

What to Consider When Choosing a Bail Agency

1. State Licensure

Each state requires bail bond agencies to go through an educational program and obtain a license before serving the public. Unfortunately, many unscrupulous people claim to be licensed bond agents to steal money from desperate family members.

Before signing a contract, ask to see a copy of their license. Any reputable company should be glad to supply you with proof that they’re licensed by the state.

2. Fees & Costs

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When you take out a bail bond, you’ll typically only have to pay 10% of the bail amount, which the agency keeps as their fee. These fees are governed by state law in Connecticut, but some agencies may offer payment plans with interest and hidden costs.

If you can’t come up with the fee all at once, look over the bail agent’s contract carefully. Bail bond payment plans should be easy to understand, with affordable payments and no additional costs that could add hundreds of dollars to your loved one’s bail.

3. Experience

Bail bonds companies that have been serving the community for decades will have an established reputation for treating their clients with respect. They will also know how to work with a variety of law enforcement agencies and how to get your friend or family member out of jail. When the freedom of a loved one is at stake, it’s best to trust an established bail bondsman rather than gamble on a newer company.


If you or someone you care about has been arrested, trust 3-D Bail Bonds to get them back home as quickly as possible. We’ve been helping defendants throughout the state with bail bonds for over 23 years, with a reputation built on friendly customer service and 24-hour availability. Visit our website to learn the steps of posting bail or follow our Hartford bail bonds Facebook for helpful tips, and call (860) 247-2245 to reach our main office in Hartford.  You are welcome to visit our 3-D Bail Bonds office in person. We are located at 57 Fishfry Hartford CT 06120, directly across from the Hartford Correctional center .

To speak with a bail bondsman in New Britain, call (860) 229-2525 or visit our New Britain Facebook page. Dial (203) 562-6666 for help posting bail in the New Haven and Hamden areas, and visit our Facebook page for more information.