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What Happens After You Are Arrested

If you or a loved one has ever been arrested, you understand the shock and confusion that the arrest generates. Once the handcuffs are on, your freedom is taken away and you are under the complete control of the police. This may last a few hours, days, weeks, months or years. Being taken to jail can be traumatic and frightening to individuals who have never been arrested before. Nothing will be more important than being released from custody and resuming your life as soon as possible. The agents at Apple Bail Bonds can utilize various types of bonds to help you get out of jail as soon as possible. Some of these bonds include surety bonds, federal bonds, property bonds, immigration bonds and standard bail bonds.

After an arrest, you are taken to a detention facility for booking. At this juncture, photos and fingerprints will be taken, information about the alleged crime will be documented, and records will be searched for any prior arrests and convictions.

After the arrest and booking, bail will be set by a judge or magistrate. Many jails have standard bail schedules that specify the bail amount for the designated crime to save time. Bail is designed to guarantee the appearance of the defendant in court. Once the bail is posted, the defendant remains free as long as they meet the conditions of the bail. If the crime is serious, bail can be denied or set at an extremely high amount. Releasing a defendant on their own recognizance (ROR) is releasing a defendant before their trial without any financial security. This is common for lesser crimes and the defendant is not a flight risk. A professional bail bond agency can guarantee a defendant’s appearance in court by using a surety bond, which makes the agency fully responsible for the bail if the defendant does not show up in court. A higher fee is charged for this type of bond.

The bond can be forfeited if the defendant is late to court or if the defendant fails to appear in court. If the defendant fails to appear, the judge will issue a bench warrant and the defendant will be reported as a fugitive to the police. If the defendant flees, the agency has the right to hire agents to pursue and seize the defendant.

If you have been arrested in Pennsylvania, call Apple Bail Bonds in Allentown. We’re open 24 hours a day and can be reached at 484-268-5663 or collect at 610-432-1222. Our agents are professionally trained, experienced and waiting to help you get out of jail as quickly as possible.

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