Fairfax Jail Release Lawyer
The thought of your loved one getting arrested and spending time in jail is terrifying. You are likely worried about his or her safety while behind bars, the charges he or she is facing, and his or her mental state after dealing with such a traumatic situation.
Contacting a Fairfax jail release lawyer from Priale & Racine, PLLC can lessen the trauma of the situation. If you’ve received news that your loved one is in jail, you should call us immediately to begin the process of getting them out on bond.
The sooner you call, the faster we can help you—and ultimately help your loved one.
Booking Process After an Arrest
Many people have never been to jail, so they don’t know what the process is like. If your loved one is being booked into jail, he or she will go through many steps, from arrest to housing inside the jail. Where a person is kept in jail depends on the person’s classification, which is based on the charges.
Here are a few of the steps your loved one will encounter during the arrest and booking process:
- After your loved one is arrested, he or she will be taken to a central booking area where the arrest is documented, fingerprints and a mugshot is taken, a search is conducted, and personal property is inventoried.
- Next, the arresting officer will file a report detailing the charges. The judge reviews this report and sets the bail bond depending on the severity of the charges. Bail bond is the amount of money that must be paid for the person to be released from jail. It acts as a sort of collateral to ensure that the person attends future court hearings. If your loved one fails to attend hearings, the bail bond could be forfeited.
- Your loved one will see a judge “without unnecessary delay,” but this could still take hours or even days.
Hiring a jail release attorney from our firm can speed up the release process. We can also negotiate a lower bond amount. In many cases, we can push for the person to be seen by a judge more quickly.
How Else Can a Jail Release Attorney Help?
In addition to speeding up the release process considerably and getting your loved one a lower bond amount, we can also help you achieve a positive outcome for the case.
If we’ve been involved in the case from the very beginning, we can advise your loved one on legal matters before he or she makes mistakes that can’t be rectified later.
Speak with a Fairfax County Jail Release Lawyer
If your loved one has been arrested, the best thing you can do is contact a Fairfax jail release lawyer from Priale & Racine, PLLC.
We will do everything in our power to speed up the booking process and get your loved one bonded out of jail as quickly as possible. Call our office at 703-272-3922 or fill out our contact form below to arrange a free consultation.