Getting put in jail is one of the worst experiences a person can endure, yet in Sarasota alone, hundreds of people find themselves behind lock and key of the jail cell, charged with committing a crime of some sort. Thankfully the judge sets a bail amount that can be posted to get out of jail. This money is paid to the court and serves as a promise that you’ll return to court as promised.
Bail bondsmen are available to post bond as well and using their service means you’ll pay just 10% of the original ordered bond amount (plus a bondsman fee not to exceed $50). You can post a bond any time thanks to 24 hour bail bonds sarasota fl. It’d be rather silly for a bondsman to offer his services only during normal business hours since many arrests occur when night falls and when everyone else is fast asleep in their bed.
Whether you use a bondsman or pay the bail directly to the courts, there is a process to complete before you’re released from jail. This is known as the booking process and is the start of a criminal record if you don’t have one already. Booking includes gathering personal information about you, photographing and fingerprints, and a background check that looks for warrants in other cities or states. Once this information is received, the jail finishes up the paperwork and the booking process is complete.
The length of time that it takes to complete the process varies and can take anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours. Waiting around to be released from jail is frustrated, but be patient and relax knowing that the fresh air and freedom that you want is just around the corner. Some are not that fortunate.