Has someone you love been arrested? You can help your loved one get out of jail faster by calling a Sacramento jail release attorney.
When a loved one is dealing with criminal charges, it can be difficult to know what to do or where to turn. Should you bail your loved one out of jail right away? Will he or she be released after the arraignment? What if your loved one skips bail?
You want to help a family member get out of jail, but instead of taking the matter on by yourself, get in touch with a criminal defense attorney who can advise on the best course of action for the case at hand.
A Sacramento jail release lawyer at Crowell Law Offices will fight to get your loved one out of jail as fast as possible.
There are three main ways for inmates to be released pretrial (prior to sentencing or trial).
They can be released on their own recognizance—basically, they sign a document promising they will appear in court on all scheduled court dates.
This type of release is often used when the defendant has been charged with a moderately serious crime but has no criminal history. This release is also used when the defendant is a minimum flight risk and has strong ties to the community.
They can be released on a cite-and-release after they’ve been booked. This release is often used for traffic offenses and minor misdemeanor charges, such as shoplifting. This type of release is also used with charges of driving under the influence.
They can be bailed out of jail. Bail is when the defendant or the defendant’s family members or friends pay a specified amount of money to the court as collateral for the release.
Bail is used in the hope that the accused won’t flee because he or she has put up a significant amount of money that would be forfeited to the court if he or she fails to appear. A bail bondsman can also help post bail for a fee.
Handling jail releases in Sacramento requires serious understanding of California law. The process will likely move much faster if you have a knowledgeable defense attorney on your team to advise you. Calling a lawyer can make a big difference in the amount of time your loved one spends behind bars.
Hiring legal counsel doesn’t make a defendant look guilty; rather, it makes the court believe that you and the defendant are taking the charges seriously. Officials are much more inclined to release a defendant they believe is committed to doing what’s right.
Being arrested is scary, not only for the person being arrested, but also for the family of the arrestee. If you or someone you know has been arrested, a lawyer at Crowell Law Offices can help, regardless of the circumstances.
To contact a Sacramento jail release lawyer, call 916-303-2800 or fill out our online contact form at the bottom of this page.