Booking and Bail Process
Mostly people, when they get arrested, start panicking and, amidst the panic, forget their rights, the booking process, along with the possible options and outcomes. It might look complicated and confusing, but with little guidance and a little helpful information, you can take a breath of relief and trust that you’ll be out of this uncomfortable situation and in no time will be back on your feet.
- Released without the need of bail
- Being charged and freed on bail
- Being charged and kept under custody until the case is closed or until arraignment.
Many arrestees are unaware that they can apply for bail at any time in the case, pre-conviction, which means that immediately after being arrested, as well as after the sentence being issued by the court or right up until your arraignment, you qualify for release on bail.
If your issue is securing bail, then you don’t need to worry, you have plenty of time to gather the money, or you can always work with a Bail Bonds Agency that can help cover the bail cost.
After being put into handcuffs and taken to county jail, any process that takes place is called the booking. We further breakdown the booking process for further understanding the steps that will be ensued once you arrive at the jail and also explain the legitimacy behind this process.
● Photos taken
● Personal information is recorded (name, date of birth, height, weight, nationality, etc.)
● Your fingerprints will be recorded into the system
● Personal possessions checked in and stored
● Evaluation of your health
● The arrestee is detained in a holding cell temporarily
After all these processes are completed the State law determines which holding option will be applied to the arrestee in the given situation and circumstances. For example, small crimes like disorderly conduct may qualify to be dismissed without any sentence or without any bail. Other crimes which are more severe, like armed robbery, will most likely require bail to be freed before the arraignment. In some cases, if the crime is severe enough, it may not even qualify for bail.
If the arrestee has been given the option to post for bail, a certain amount will be decided and accordingly posted, then the arrestee can choose which option to go ahead with. If the posted bail is within the financial capability of the person arrested, then they can pay upfront and free themselves, but if the amount is beyond their financial capability, they should approach the close relatives (friends and family) for financial assistance or get in touch with bails bond agency that will front the bail, and enter into a bond agreement in which 10% would be paid upfront of the total bail amount. Working with the agency is the fastest way to get the bail posted and towards a normal life.
Even though the bail is posted and you are freed from the jail cell, you will still have commitments- both financial and judicial. You will have a period of time in between the release and the arraignment. You are suggested to spend time wisely and hire a good attorney, try upholding your job or education and spend more time with friends and family and ensure that your family is taken care of if your case ends in a conviction.
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