After Your Arrest
After you get over the shock of being arrested, you are taken to the local jail for processing. This entails having your picture taken, as well as being fingerprinted. Once that is done, you are allowed phone calls. You can call your family and let them know what is going on, and then either you or your loved one can call your local bail bondsman. Oftentimes, it's easier to have your loved one handle this process since there may be some back and forth at play.
You or your loved one contacts Smith Bail Bonds in Charleston near Cape Girardeau. We ask some questions, gathering the information we need in order to process your bail bond. Some of the pertinent information we need is what crime you were arrested for, which jail you are in, and personal information. We will also need to know if the judge has set bail for you yet, or if you've had your bail hearing. The bail hearing usually is quick, but if you are arrested on a weekend when the courts are closed, oftentimes there are set amounts for the crime that bail will be, so we can process bail before your hearing. However, this will depend on your background as well, such as prior arrests. Once we have all the information we need, we will be able to quote you a fee.