Drug Crime Bail Bonds
Being charged with any crime can be a frightening and trying experience. If you have been charged with a crime in the state of Connecticut, there are some differences that you will face during the bond process depending on what you are charged with. During a drug charge, you might face some unique situations while being booked and processed. In many cases these can include:
- A medical evaluation
- Drug test to determine if you are under the influence and to determine your medical history.
- The booking process can last from a few hours up to a few days
- After the booking process is complete, you will be given a bail hearing in which bail is either revoked or set by a Judge. During this hearing, if you are granted bail, you will be given the amount of money that you have to post as well as any conditions of your release that the Judge deems necessary
- Bail will range from very minor fees to serious fees (even to having your bail revoked) depending on the severity of the crime
- A Judge will be less likely to award bail if the defendant is a repeat offender or the nature of the crime is violent
- Restrictions could include a curfew, surrendering of firearms, surrendering of passport, etc.
Drug crimes are on rise and the laws are getting stricter day by day. The penalties for drug use can be treated as a major felony or as a misdemeanor. Without posting a bail, the drug possessor can end up spending a long time behind bars. In the United States, being in possession of drugs may not only damage your future, but can attract frightening penalties. However, the Connecticut Bail Bonds Group is here to take the burden of monetary penalties off your back with the lowest prices in CT!
How drug crimes bail bond works
When you’ve been arrested on a drug charges, you should be aware of your rights to bail bond. A bail bond allows the offender to be released while the case is making its way through the court. The amount of bail is designated by the arresting officer based on the offense in question.
In case you stay in jail overnight, the judge may reduce the amount of bail bond. The court may ask for verification of the source of funds to ensure it was not acquired through felonious means. It’s important to have a bondman in your corner to help you prepare the necessary documentation.
Determining drug crime bail bonds
A bail bond is not supposed to be punitive. It’s an assurance that the person who has committed the crime follows all the conditions of the release and attends court appearances.
The amount of bail bond will depend on:
Nature of the offense
Drug possession laws differ from one state to another. If the offender is accused of being in possession of heroin, marijuana or cocaine, the penalties are harsh across the board. However, drug trafficking is seen as a more serious crime than possession. On the other hand, if one is accused of being a drug manufacturer, he or she could face a lifetime jail. In this case, the court may refuse to grant a bail bond.
Character and mental condition of the accused
The court may demand the accused to undergo a complete rehabilitation program as part of the sum of the bond.
Drug charges include possession, intent to distribute and manufacturing. These charges can put the defendant in prison cell for many years. If the accused disappears or does not attend the hearings, the court issues an arrest warrant and retains the entire bond amount. It’s recommended that you hire an attorney for fair representation throughout the process of posting a bail bond.