Frequent Questions and Answers - Bail Bonds
How can I afford to get them out of jail?
Depending on the nature of the crime a person is accused of,
bail can range from a few hundred dollars to a few hundred thousand dollars or more.
Most people lack this kind of cash in their bank accounts, so paying the entire bail amount is out of the question.
We have set up several payment options so you can choose the one that best suits your individual situation
and make sure your loved one gets out of jail as fast as they can.
Generally, payment options are first determined by the amount of money required to post bail.
We will interview the individual for information on the person the bail is required for,
as well as the person/persons who will cosign the bail agreement should the individual be unable to post the amount of the premium.
We offer the minimum amount down payment of 35% percent as set by Connecticut state law.
Avoiding extended incarceration can prove an expensive undertaking.
Let us help you create a payment plan that will help keep your loved one out of prison and keep you out of the poorhouse
We offer easy payment plans at state set minimum that will fit your budget.
How do I make payments?
In an effort to make your experience as easy as possible, we offer several different ways to make payments.
We offer the following methods of payment:
Every week you will receive an updated statement showing your current balance and any recent payments.
The best way to make your payments is to mail them in to .
Please send your check or money order to the following address:
Liza Davis Bail Bonds
Middletown, CT 06457
We accept personal checks, money orders and most major credit and debit cards.
Payments can also be taken over the phone at no additional charge to you.
We can also set up monthly automatic reoccurring payment via your credit or debit cards.
Please call Liza Davis Bail Bonds at (860) 818.7078 for more details.
We are trained to help you make a payment arrangement that suits your individual needs.
What are the normal work hours ?
We are here to assist you 24 hours 7 days a week.
What is Bail?
Bail is that part of our legal system that allows an accused person to be temporarily released from custody
so they can continue their lives
while they prepare for their day in court.
In criminal cases, it is a sum of money, real property or surety bond that needs to be posted by or on behalf of a defendant
to guarantee their appearance in court.
The right to reasonable Bail is guaranteed to you in the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.
What is a Bail Bond ?
The court system or Police department will set the amount of bail required for the defendant’s release.
Under state law, a surety company can provide a type of insurance policy or “bond”
that guarantees payment of the full bail amount to the court if the defendant does not show up for all scheduled appearances.
A bail bond is a financial guarantee made by or on behalf of a criminal defendant that is used to guarantee their appearance
in court through the end of their trial upon release from custody.
Failure by the defendant to appear will result in a bond forfeiture.
What is the difference between bond amount and bond premium?
The bond amount is the full amount of the bail that was set by the court.
The premium is the dollar amount owed to the bail agency for posting the bond.
A bail bond is exonerated when the legal process/trial has finished.
When does a bail bond forfeiture take place?
Bail bond forfeiture results when a court appearance is missed.
If a defendant misses a court date, a bench warrant is issued for their arrest.
The court also sets a deadline for when either the defendant must be located/returned to custody
or the bail bond “reinstated” or the bail amount must be paid to the court.
What is a summary judgment?
A summary judgment is issued by the court following a bond forfeiture.
This is a judgment against the surety for payment of the bond amount.
The summary judgment is issued because the deadline for reinstating the bond or returning the defendant to custody has passed.
When do I get my money back?
If you posted the full bail amount with the court yourself, this money will be released to you at the conclusion of the court process,
provided the defendant appeared at all required court dates.
If you elected to use a bail agency to post your bond, the agency is initially responsible to the court for the bond amount.
The defendant and indemnitors are responsible to the bail agency for the premium and any fees or additional expenses incurred by the agency on their behalf.
These monies are earned at the time the defendant is released from custody and therefore not subject to return.
This is the case even if the defendant is found innocent, the case is dismissed or the defendant is placed back into custody for another offense.
What do I need to bond someone out of jail?
You will need the fee, a cosigner, and possibly some form of collateral.
What is a cosigner?
A cosigner is a person who agrees to be responsible for the full face value of the bond in the event that the defendant fails to show up in court.
What is collateral? Do I need to provide collateral?
Collateral is money or property that we hold on to while a defendant is out on bail.
The money is taken as incentive to ensure the person’s appearance at scheduled court dates and is returned to the collateral donor
once the bond is released by the court.
The circumstances of every bond are a little different, but most bonds can be done without collateral.
What information do you need from me when I call?
The following is a list of information that will help us to do the bond as quickly as possible.
When you call us you should try to have as much of this information as possible.
Don’t worry if you don’t or can’t get all the information; we can get it for you.
* Name of person in custody
* Social security number of defendant if available
* Address of defendant if available
What size bonds can you do?
Unlike some of our competitors we believe that every bond is important regardless of size.
We will respond to any bond.
Who regulates your company?
The Department of Insurance is responsible for the regulation of surety bail bondsmen in Connecticut.
What are your business hours?
24 hours a day 7 days a week. We can and will do a bond anytime of the day or night including holidays throughout CT.