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BailCo can assist you with your bail bond needs at three locations in New Haven: the New Haven Police Department, the Superior Court in GA 23 (Geographical Area 23), and the New Haven Correctional Center (commonly referred to as "Whalley").
You can post a bond at both the New Haven Police Department and Troop H 24/7- they never close. However, depending on when the defendant was arrested they may be transported to the court if you do not act quick enough. If this happens, don't worry-- the bond can still be posted at court, and ultimately the correctional facility (jail). However, the bond amount can change, which may not be advantageous to your needs. If you need to post a bond at New Haven Police Department please call us and our helpful staff will make arrangements for you. When you call we will ask a few questions to make sure you have everything necessary to post the bond. The next step is to meet; typically, we will meet you at the front lobby of the police department to facilitate the posting of the bond. However, at New Haven Police Department the bond itself is posted in a different part of the facility. There is a photo below. Posting a bond at New Haven PD can be a very slow process and it often take hours to post a bond there. Parking is on street and can be a bit difficult due to its proximity to the train station. There are also many homeless people in the area, so be sure to lock your doors.
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The operating hours of New Haven Courthouse GA 23 are 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Doors open at 8:30 A.M. Arraignments do not usually occur until 12:00 P.M. but they can take place later in the day. If you need to post a bond at The Superior court in GA 23 (Geographical Area 23), that means either the defendant has not posted the bond at the police department or they were being held in jail. In the case of being transported directly from the police department, they will appear in court on the next business day for their arraignment. At the arraignment, the defendant is advised of several constitutional rights by the presiding judge and is required to enter a plea. Usually the defendant is advised to plea “not guilty,” after which the matter is set for a date for the pre-trial hearings.
During the arraignment, the judge will set bond. If they do not have a record and the case is not violent in nature, then most likely the defendant will be released on a written promise to appear on all subsequent court dates.
A judge will sometimes order a bond with or without surety. If the defendant fails to appear then their bond could be revoked, and they may be held in custody without bond. The judge may require a security bond; the defendant has the option of posting 7 to 10 percent (depending on size) of the bond with BailCo; as bondsmen we assure the defendant’s appearance in court, and the defendant is released. If needed, you can do a payment plan. Click here to calculate the deposit amount for your bond.
If a defendant is held in custody after arraignment, the judge must review the bond status after 45 days.
New Haven Correctional Center (Whalley) is among the most restrictive and difficult places to post a bond. Typically, you can post a bond from 8:30 P.M. until 9:30 P.M. These hours are subject to change due to holidays, weekends, staff availability and various emergencies that occur within the facility. If you need to post a bond at the correctional facility, it's best to call well in advance so we may research the bond and schedule based on the requirements of the bond. Bonds usually take several hours to post and can take much longer at New Haven Correctional Center; please plan appropriately. In an effort to save you waiting time at the facility, we may have you fill out the necessary documents at our office or another location convenient for you. This can save several hours of waiting at the facility for records to provide us the mittimus and process the release documents.
Upon release, the defendant will be released out of a sally port located on Hudson Street (a one-way street that runs parallel to County St), which is where the lobby entrance is located. There is a parking garage available as well as street parking; be sure to pay close attention to the parking signs-- they have some unusual rules and love to give parking tickets. The staff is very strict about the prohibited use of cell phones in the facility. Texting is okay; calls are not.
New Haven Police Department - Main Lobby Entrance
New Haven Police Department - Booking Lobby Entrance
New Haven, CT 06511
Toll Free: (800) 422-4526
Local: (203) 785-1003
Fax: (860) 516-2887
The transaction will take place at one of the following facilities; please call in advance to schedule a time to meet:
New Haven Police Department
1 Union Ave.
New Haven, CT 06519
Hours of Operation
New Haven, North Haven, West Haven, East Haven, Branford, Woodridge