The 10 percent bail bonds in CT recently set by Connecticut judges were aimed at helping those who find it challenging to raise the incredulous bail amounts. However, this new rule could end up hurting those who are financially unstable even more in the long run. While trying to maintain the rights set forth in the eighth amendment of the constitution, this rule still does not correctly deliver the purpose of such a bill.
The eighth amendment states that: ‘Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishment inflicted.’
To many, the change regarding bail bonds is not the correction needed to the eighth amendment. While the bill aims to establish what is and is not an excessive bail amount, there is still much open to debate and conjecture.
What is so wrong with the 10% bail rule?
#1. The Change Still Favors The Rich
This new regulation starts by stating that all bonds set below $20,000 will automatically be given a 10% cash alternative for payment. This means that anyone who can raise 10% of the full bond and deliver it in cash will be able to get out of jail while awaiting trial. However, for those that find the 10% price still too steep, the only options available would be to remain in jail, or to contact a bail bondsman.
Luckily, Connecticut Bail Bonds Group offers a number of payment options for bail bonds, including financing and secured loan options. Even if you have none of the money up front for bail, we may still be able to help you or your loved one get out of jail.
#2. No Bondsmen To The Rescue
Bail bondsmen are here to help you and your loved ones in your time of need. If you can’t raise bail on your own, we should be your first call. Our flexible payment options create a viable solution for almost any situation when it comes to financing someone’s release.
While the courts will accept credit cards and cash, a Connecticut bail bonds agent will be able to provide even more flexible payment options that may be a better fit for your specific situation. You may even be able to pay your bail in installments; an option that the courts won’t give you.
The Change Could Be Positive For A Number of Arrests
What if you aren’t able to raise bail, even if you didn’t commit the crime that you are accused of? In these cases you will, unfortunately, need to remain behind bars until you are able to have your day in court in order to be proven innocent. That means that you will needlessly spend time behind bars, and you could risk losing a lot.
You may lose your family, your job, and your chances of future employment in your preferred industry thanks to a wrongful arrest. You may lose your home, your vehicle, and your public image. There is a lot that you could lose from spending time in jail, even wrongfully. The change to the bail bonds law makes it so that more individuals are able to afford their bail so that they do not have to worry about spending time behind bars when they should be maintaining their normal life and meeting with an attorney in order to form their case.
While a 10% payment on a bail bond might still be pretty steep for some clients, this exponentially lowers the bail amount for most arrests and allows more individuals to have a better fighting chance when it comes to proving themselves innocent.
Our Connecticut Bail Agents Are Here To Help
It can be difficult to manage the bail process. What happens if you are unable to pay your full bond amount? Would a bail bondsman be able to help your case? Would getting stuck behind bars cause significant lose to you personally if you are unable to pay the bond? Are there other options besides paying a bond in full to get out of jail while you await trial?
With so much going on, it can be easy to forget that there are businesses available to help you in this situation. Aside from your lawyer, you should always consult with a bail bonds service to see if they can help you through a secured or unsecured bail bond. Regardless of your crime or lack thereof, we are compassionate about ensuring that your rights are preserved while you seek proper legal aid.
For more info on the types of bail bonds that we offer, or the specific payment options that you could be eligible for with a Connecticut bail bond, check us out online at connecticut-bailbonds.com.
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