If you’ve been arrested for a crime, your first priority is likely getting out of jail as quickly as possible. Fortunately, judges allow most defendants to post bail, securing your release so you can wait out your trial at home. While you might have the resources to pay the amount up front, hiring a bail agent is almost always the better option.
Why Use a Bail Agent Instead of Posting a Bond Yourself
1. Conserving Financial Resources
The court will typically require you to pay the entire bail amount up front, while a bail agent only needs a small percentage. This might leave you enough cash to hire an attorney without going into debt. Your family may also need those funds to cover basic expenses if you’re out of work due to your arrest.
2. Providing Helpful Insight
The legal system is overwhelming and confusing, especially if you’ve never been arrested before. Most reputable bail agents provide services that continue even after your release. Many will explain the process, ensure you understand the terms of your release, and may even recommend a respected law firm. Their understanding of the system also allows them to free clients much more quickly than you could on your own.
3. Avoiding a Financial Investigation
Depending on the nature of the crime, the judge can order a bail of several thousand dollars. However, before accepting the money, the court will have to ensure it was obtained legally, so you may have to submit to a financial investigation. This process can be intrusive, time-consuming, and stressful, but a bail agent doesn’t need to review your entire financial history.
If you’ve been arrested anywhere in Connecticut, out team at 3-D Bail Bonds has the resources and expertise to reunite you with your family. We have offices located throughout the state, staffed by experienced bail agents who will guide you through every step of the process. Visit our website now to find your nearest location, follow us on Twitter for news and updates, or call (860) 247-2245 to reach our main office in Hartford. To speak with an agent in New Britain, call (860) 229-2525, or dial (203) 562-6666 for fast, 24-hour service in Hamden.