Connecticut Bail Bond Services
Offering the Best Legal Rates in the State
Gorilla Bail Bonds licensed bail agents offer bail bonds services throughout the State of Connecticut . Our bondsmen service all CT police departments, courts and correctional institutions where bail bond is accepted. When you work with us, you can rely on professional, confidential and reliable service. We offer the most competitive legal rates in the area and will get your friend or loved one out of jail fast. We have a team of agents on call 24 hours a day, to ensure that when you need us, we are there.
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Statewide Bonding Agents
Agency: Gorilla Bail Bonds
Location: 136 Main St. New Britain, CT 06051
Telephone: (860) 827-1111
Hours of Operation: 24 Hour
Industry: Bail Bonds Services
New Haven County Jail, Hartford Corrections, Bridgeport County Jail, Osborn Correctional Center, York Niantic Institution - Female, Manson Youth Detention - Juveniles, Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional
If the bail is equal to or less than $5,000, the premium, price you pay without a payment plan is ten percent.
Bail amount is greater than $5,000, the premium, price you pay is seven percent plus $150.00.
Top 16 Frequently Asked Questions
- What is a bail bond?
- What does a Connecticut bail bondsman do?
- Who is the bail commissioner?
- What is premium?
- What is collateral and does it work?
- Why are cosigners needed?
- Who is the defendant?
- What if I don not appear in court after posting bail?
- Why so many questions to post a bail bond?
- Do bondsmen really work 24 hours a day?
- How much time do I have to pay my bail bond balance?
- How do I begin the bail process?
- What are examples of commonly used Bail Bond Terms?
- Do you offer out of state bail bond services?
- How do payment plans work?
- What is the 35 percent bail regulation about?
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Bail Bond
Bail Bond Briefly Defined | Money or property given to the court for the temporary release of a defendant, to ensure that the defendant will return to court. There are multiple types of bail bonds but for our purpose, the most related are listed below.
Non-financial bonds | Surety bonds
Bondsman Fuctions | A bail bondsman is an authorized individual licensed by the Connecticut Insurance Department to provide bail bond service. Bail bondsmen can facilitate the release of most detained individuals by providing surety bonds. A bail bondsman, bondsmen and-or surety bailman can perform his-her duties after being formally authorized by the incarcerated individual or authorized representative.
Bail Commissioner | The Bail Commissioner is a state appointed individual who may set the amount of bond for persons detained at a police station prior to arraignment in court, and who recommends to the court the amount of bail that should be set for the defendant on any given criminal or motor vehicle case.
Premium | Premium is the state regulated rate that we charge for a bail bond. There are two equations used to determine the premium. One uses a ten percent calculation and the other a seven percent plus an added administrative free. The premium is what you will pay for the bail bond and-or the cost for getting a friend or loved one out of jail.
Collateral | Collateral for the purposes of bail bonds, could be money or a physical property like real estate. A Bail Agency can request that additional money, apart from the premium be given in order to execute bail. Property is usually evaluated based on available equity. All money held for Collateral is returnable upon successfull completion of court requirements. There is more to the definition of collateral and its functions.
Cosigner | Co-signers are used to guarantee the bail bond. They assume a finacial resposbility if the defendant does not appear in court. Also, assume finacial resposbility for any unpaid premium. Most bail agencies require working Co-signers which allows for a sense of security. The number of
Defendant | A defendant for the purpose of bail bonds is the person locked up needing bail. From a bail perspective the defendant is also considered the principal. Further court proceedings will also refer to the individual in pretrial status and out on bail as the defendant.
Skipping Bail | A person out on bail must appear to all their court hearings. Missing a court date will result in a re-arrest, an arrest warrant ordered by the court. The defendant may have to post a new bond, more money to be paid out and bail enforcement agents are possibly going to be looking for that individual. There is no positive outcome for not going to court as scheduled.
The Questions | Agencies need to measure the risk! A Bondsman may only do a bond he-she feels is secured. Liability on a bond is always greater than the potential profit. Therefore, do not take the questions in a negative way, is simply the standard process for making a bail decission.
Hours of Operation
24hr Service | Yes! The bail bond agents for Gorilla Bail Bonds are on call 24 hours 7 Days a week. Including Holidays! We are operational regardless of the time or day.
Paying the Balance
Payment Time Frame | Is up to the specific bondsman or agency, but for sure not more than 15 months from the date of bond out. When you work with Gorilla Bail Bonds, we work with you and make available the most possible repayment time. There are legal time frames that cannot be exceeded, therefore, paying any balance as soon as possible is recommended.
Beginning the Bail Process
Getting Started | There are various bail bond forms that need to be completed to begin the bail bond process. Following agency approval of the bail bond, the defendants authorized representative would complete the defendant authorization form, defendant background application, co-signer application and other possible forms. After all these forms are completed, the bondsman continues to the following step in the bail process which may involve the execution of the bond.
Terminology | Commonly used terminology within the bail bond industry includes some of the following terms: PTA, Premium, Defendant, Cosigner, Mandatory Minimum, Payment Plan, GA, PD, Bail, Bonds, Bail-Bond, Bail Bonding, and others. The term Bond, could also be relate to the investing arena.
Out of State Bail Bonds
Servicing Connecticut Only | At the moment we do not offer out of state bail bond serivces. Our agency is currently licensed to operate only within the state of Connecticut. However, if you reside in another state and a friend or loved one is detained in Connecticut, we can help with bail bond services without you having to travel to CT. Call us for more information!
About Payment Plans
Unpaid Balances | A payment plan will allow you to get a friend or loved one out of jail without having to pay the full premium initially. However, not everyone qualifies for a payment plan. After qualifying for a payment arrangement, you will be responsible as a cosigner to the bond to pay any remaining balance. Payments can be structured weekly, by weekly, monthly or as a one time payment. Payments can also be made via mail, by phone with a credit or debit card, or in person at our main office.
35 Percent Down
Down Payment Regulation | The thirthy five percent bail regulation in short, means that any person seeking the services of a bail bondsman must pay a minimum deposit of thirthy five percent of the PREMIUM on any executed bail, if a payment plan in needed. So how does it work?
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