Being arrested and sent to jail can be overwhelming, especially for the uninitiated. Learning about the process—and the ways arrestees get out of jail—can help.
What Happens During Booking?
Defendants who are taken to jail are normally booked shortly upon arrival.
Bail: Getting Out of Jail After an Arrest
Bail is cash, a bond, or property that an arrested person gives to a court to ensure that he or she will appear in court when ordered to do so.
Bail Jumping—or Failing to Appear After Bailing Out
Forfeiting bail isn't necessarily all an absent defendant will have to deal with.