Bonding Out of Jail
So, a loved one has been arrested, now what? Of course, you should call a criminal lawyer, I recommend me, John Guidry. But, you want more info, RIGHT NOW, so here's what happens after an arrest.
FIRST: ARRIVAL AT THE JAIL. As you arrive at the jail, the arresting officer is completing his report, this takes 20-90 minutes.
SECOND: JAIL INVENTORIES PROPERTY / TAKES FINGERPRINTS / TAKES PHOTOGRAPH. This takes anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours
THIRD: FINGERPRINTS ARE SENT TO FDLE: Why? To see if you are who you say you are. This check can take 30 minutes to 4 hours.
FOURTH: WARRANT CHECK IS RUN. Done thru 2 systems, the Florida system and the National Crime Computer, and this can take anywhere from 10 minutes to 6 hours
FIFTH: WARRANT CHECK RETURNED
IF YOU COME BACK CLEAN, the jail supervisor will authorize your release, and this takes another 30 minutes to 3 hours.
IF YOU COME BACK DIRTY, and they find an active warrant, your bondsman or contact person will be provided the additional bond information, but the out of county response can take 2 - 4 hours!
There it is.