Secured vs. Unsecured Bail Bonds in Connecticut
In the event that you are arrested, there is a normal guideline that ends in the requirement that you need to pay some sort of bond. When paying this bond, it is a more serious “Promise to appear” due to the fact that the crime is usually higher than a simple traffic violation or misdemeanor. If you are not able to pay the bond, you will be detained until your next court date. There are two major categories for bonds: secured and unsecured. It’s important to know the difference between the bonds to determine the best option for you.
What are Secured Bail Bonds?
The most common types of bonds that happen in many serious cases are called Secured Bonds. Secured bonds require a payment and usually consist of the following:
What are Unsecured Bail Bonds?
Unsecured Bonds, are when the defendant is released that is not assured on anything that is tangible such as money. This is granted by the judge in thought that he believes that the person will return to court on the given date. Unsecured bonds are normally granted when the defendant is under a minor charge. With unsecured bonds, the judge will also look at your criminal record, to see if any red flags are apparent when letting the defendant go without a tangible pay.
With this being said, if the defendant does not return on the intended court date, they will not lose any property or money, but will be cited with failure to appear which is a crime.
Let Alliance Bail Bonds Help
Whether you need a secure or unsecured bail bond, Alliance Bail Bonds serving Connecticut can help. Give us a call today at (860) 585-5245 to talk with one of our Connecticut bail bondsman.