FAQs : Bail Bonds
What happens when you are arrested?
Immediately following an arrest, an officer will take you to the local police station, county jail, or nearby detention facility. Upon arrival, you’re allowed to contact an attorney. The officer will explain all your charges, then the arresting officer or office admin will fingerprint and photograph you for the records.
What are your rights when under arrest?
- You have the right to remain silent
- Anything you say may be used against you in a court of law
- You have the right to an attorney
- If you cannot afford an attorney, the state will appoint one to you
- Without an attorney present, you have the right to stop answering questions until you call an attorney
How long does it take to get out of jail?
Once we post the bond, it typically takes 6 to 8 hours for a defendant to be released. This delay is not due to your bail agent, however. The procedure at the jail is at fault, as processing must be completed before release is allowed.
Why can’t I bond myself?
Generally, when an individual is under arrest, their possessions are put into holding for the time being. You are allowed a phone call to an attorney and, generally, to the family. From there, the inmate may secure bond by outside means. The defendant will not have access to their money, credit cards, or checks.
What is and is not good collateral?
Good collateral includes:
- Credit Cards
Bad collateral includes:
- Items that we cannot sell
When do I get my collateral back?
Typically, we return collateral once the final disposition of the case is determined. Once the case is completely closed, we need to receive a discharge of the bond from the courts. This discharge often takes 7-10 working days. If you owe a balance on the bond, you must pay in full.
What are the chances that a person will be released on their own recognizance?
Many criminal courts have their own conditions on “own recognizance” release, prohibiting the individual from leaving the area while charges are outstanding. As with bail, deciding to grant O.R. to a suspect is based on:
- The severity of the crime
- The suspect’s criminal record
- The danger posed to the public upon release
- The suspect’s ties to family, community, and employment
What happens if the person does not appear in court as promised?
If the defendant fails to appear in court on the required date, the individual will be arrested, and the bail amount will be forfeit. Any collateral posted for the bond is forfeit.
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For bail bond services in Mississippi Gulf Coast, MS, call D & D Bail Bonds at (228) 539-0700. We work quickly to secure your freedom!