Arrest, Booking and Bail
When someone is arrested and taken to jail, their primary thought is how they can get out. Several things must happen before the authorities release an individual from jail. The authorities must first book a person into the system, and then the person must go through a bail hearing to determine how much they must pay to go free. This section provides articles describing the arrest, booking, and bail process, with helpful information describing how bail bonds work and how they can help to secure a person's release from jail.
Legal definition of arrest, plus the justifications for arrest by a police officer.
Brief overview of the booking process following an arrest by an officer.
- "Own Recognizance" Release
- Bail Bond Agents
- Bail Hearing Procedures
- Bail Proceedings: Background
- Booking and Bail
- Chronology: The Arrest Process
- Criminal Procedure FAQ
- Getting Out of Jail after You Have Been Arrested
- How Does a Grand Jury Work?
- Posting Bail
- The Role of a Bail Bondsman
- What Procedures Must the Police Follow While Making an Arrest?