Being put in a jail cell is an absolute nightmare. Whether you think you are meant to be there, or not, your first thought is probably how do you get out of that cell. This is a process that we can help with. When you are put in to jail, you will first be booked in to police custody. Once that happens, you will be arraigned and your bail will be set. If your bail is something that you cannot afford to pay, on your own, we can help you with a bond, which will give you the percentage of money you need to get your freedom.
If you are placed under arrest, you will almost definitely be taken in police custody and booked in to prison. This booking is the first step of the bail process. During booking, an officer will record your personal information. They will also record important information about the alleged crime. They will also record your fingerprints and photographs and do a criminal background check on you. They will confiscate your personal belongings and then, lastly, put you in a holding cell to await your arraignment.
The arraignment is the step in the bail process where you are presented before a court and read the formal charges that are being levied against you. This step is also where you are given the opportunity for your release. Because there will be upcoming court dates, the court wants to make absolutely sure that you will be present for those. Based on the severity of the crime you are being charged with, and your personal, criminal history, the judge may either grant you a release on your own recognizance, or they will assign a certain amount of bail for you.
If the severity of the crime, and your criminal history, make the court wary of the fact that you may not show up in court, a personal recognizance may not be enough for them. In this case, bail is assigned to you. Bail is a process in which you pay a set amount of money for your release from prison. If you show up to all of your promised court dates, your bail money will be returned to you. If you do not show up for court, and skip bail, you will be placed under arrest and your bail money will be forfeited.
Once the amount of your bai has been set, either the full amount of your bail, or a percentage of it, will be required to grant your freedom. This amount has to be paid with certified funds; either cash, or a cash substitute, like a money order. After that is paid, you will receive an official document, that grants your release. However, if you cannot afford the bail that is set, you can contact a company, such as ours, to help pay and ensure your bond. We charge a percentage of the bail to you, but in return, we pay the entire bail off.