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Bail Bond Series: Failure to Appear in Court

In the past few weeks, you’ve probably heard the term “failure to appear in court” several times. While the definition itself is pretty self-explanatory, I’d like to take a look at this term and the potential consequences that you can face if you choose not to show up for your court date. Read on to get the facts that you need about failure to appear...

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Bail Bond Series: Restrictions on Bail

You’ve finally been released from jail on bail – congratulations! But, during your bail hearing, the judge mentioned some restrictions to your bail that you are confused about. This post in the bail blog series will serve to give you all of the information that you need to know about bail with restrictions. To help a judge feel comfortable about granting you bail, he or...

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Bail Bond Series: Role of the Co-Signer

In a few of my previous posts, I’ve touched on the fact that if you cannot afford to post bail yourself, you can ask a friend or family member to help you. The person that takes on this responsibility is considered a co-signer on your bail bond. If this is an option that you are interested in pursuing, or if you are reading this because you...

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Bail Bond Series: Types of Bonds

In one of my posts from a few weeks ago, I touched on the different property that can be used to pay bail. Today, I want to delve a little deeper into this subject. If you or a loved one has recently been arrested, you will have to post bail so that you can be released from jail until the start of your trial. Understanding...

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Bail Bond Series: The Bail Process

By now, you are probably familiar with this bail bond series I have been putting together. In past weeks I have covered what bail is and who can pay bail. Today, I want to talk more generally about the bail process. You are probably familiar with the process due to scenes from crime TV shows. However, as we know, television does not always represent reality!...

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Bail Bond Series: Who Can Post My Bail?

Last week, I kicked off my bail bonds series explaining what bail is. This week, I’d like to focus on who can actually pay your bail. Once you are arrested and given the opportunity to post bail, you can be released from jail until the date of your trial. But how should you post bail? What is the best option for you? Make this decision by...

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Bail Bond Series: What is Bail?

This week, I’m starting off a blog series about bail bonds. Over the course of the next few weeks, I will explain what bail is, your options for posting bail, how to post bail, consequences of failure to appear in court, and more. If you’ve ever watched a crime show such as Law and Order or NCIS, you’ve probably been exposed to scenes where the...

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Assault in Connecticut

The Internet has exploded this week with football news because, you know, it’s the beginning of the football season. And of course, everyone has been putting their two cents in about Ray Rice being indefinitely suspended from the NFL due to an assault charge he faced a few months ago. But I don’t really want this article to be about Ray Rice. There are a...

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Am I an accessory or accomplice?

The first thing you must know is that there is no accessory or accomplice crime in the State of Connecticut. An accessory or an accomplice is a legal term for being found criminally liable for the acts of others. (If you are found to be an accessory or an accomplice you are guilty of the crime as charged. Accomplice to class B, guilty of class B.)...

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What is Criminal Attempt?

Criminal attempt is of the same grade and degree as the most serious offense which is attempted. Thus attempting to commit a class B felony is punished as a class B felony. Exception: Attempting to commit a class A felony, is a class B felony.) A person is guilty of attempting to commit a crime in the State of Connecticut if: The person acts with the...

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