BAIL BONDSMEN IN THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT — conducting bonding practices must be licensed and appointed before they can officially execute a bail bond. Some bondsmen work under a bonding agency with an agreement of being non-liable for bonds executed and others are liable self managed with money and assets at stake. The process of a bail bond regardless of agency will usually involved the following documents.
document regulated by the Connecticut Department of Insurance. This form is simple and only requires an authorized individual or the defendant's signature, printed name and date of execution. This form authorizes the bail bond agent whose license is noted below the document to complete the bail bond for the individual listed within.
THE POWER OF ATTORNEY ALLOWS — bonding agents to finance the bail bond. This document acts as the financial instrument or check used to fund the bonding of an individual. This is an internal document filled out by the bondsman only and later given to the custodial representative for the completion of a bond. Once the power of attorney is submitted for bond purposes is un-retractible. Every bail bond agency uses a different type of power of attorney which are funded by the specific insurance carrier that appoints the individual bail agency.
WHEN AN INDIVIDUAL GETS ARRESTED — in East Berlin, CT they are primarily taken to the Berlin Police Headquarters. At times, the individual may be temporarily taken to a substation nearby for a limited time and then transported to the main holding station. The arrestee in police custody will remain in lock up after the booking process if a bail bond is set and not posted. Others will be released on their own recognition without having to pay bail but still have to follow through with the court.
at the Berlin Police Department an individual detained will usually be allowed to make a phone call or various calls. If being held on bond, the detainee can arrange bail bond with a bondsmen and get out. A court date will be given and the individual who posted bail will be expected to show up for that court date.
at the Berlin Police Department the detainee will be transferred to the New Britain Superior Court on the following business day. If arrested on a friday, that means on the upcoming monday. At the superior court a bail hearing will take place and the bail could be increased, decreased or the individual can be released without paying a bail bond. If a bail remains and is not posted at the court the detainee will be transferred to the Hartford County Jail. Bail can be posted at the Hartford Correctional Center any day of the week before Ten PM but if done during the weekend there is a longer wait.