What Happens After My Arrest?
Once you are arrested by law enforcement officials, you will be taken to a detention facility or jail where you are processed and booked by the staff at the detention facility. During the booking process, you will be required to provide some basic information about yourself such as where you live and when your were born. In addition, your photograph and fingerprints will be taken for the record of the jail. Once you have completed the booking process, your bail will be set based on the crime you are charged with committing. At this point, contact a licensed bail bondsman in Bradenton / Sarasota at A Heaven Sent Bail Bonds to make bail and get back to your life without delay. We provide fast, reliable jail bail!
Who Decides My Bail?
Bail is set by a judge who reviews your case and makes several judgments regarding the circumstances of your arrest. A handful of factors are used to determine how much money your bail will cost. The severity of the crime, whether or not a firearm or weapon was involved, prior criminal activity and the likelihood that the defendant will return to the court to stand trial are all factors that are taken into account when assessing a defendant’s bail amount. Additionally, most jurisdictions have predetermined bail schedules that place bail amounts with corresponding crimes. However theses bail schedules are subject to revision at the discretion of the judge presiding over your case.
What Information Will I Need to Post Bond?
The first step towards making bail, getting released from jail and getting back to your life is to contact a licensed bail bonds agent who can answer your questions and provide you the assistance you need.
Easy & Simple Steps to Post Bond:
- Visit with one of our bondsmen
- Give our staff the necessary information to fill out the proper paperwork
- Pay us the appropriate fees and percentage of your bail
- We post your bail to the appropriate detention facility
- You will be released from jail
Having the defendant’s personal information ready can accelerate the bail process. Please be prepared to provide the following details:
- defendant’s full name and birth date
- date of arrest
- the name of the detention facility where the defendant is located
- defendant’s booking number
- the crime the defendant is accused of committing
- bail amount
If you don’t know the booking number or bail amount, don’t worry. Our experienced staff will be able to determine these as long as you can provide personal identification of the defendant. Our goal is to help you make fast bail!