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What Happens After an Arrest in Georgetown, TX?

When you, a loved one, or a close friend have been arrested, it can be a stressful and confusing time. If you've never dealt with an arrest before, the experience can be especially scary. Fortunately, the legal process after an arrest has distinct phases that you can expect to proceed as follows:

  • First, the individual will be processed (or “booked”) at central booking.
  • Then, a police officer will submit a probable cause affidavit, a document that describes the reason for and details of the arrest.
  • Once the affidavit is filed, a judge will review it and set an appropriate bond amount (if any).
  • Within the following 24 hours, the judge will have a meeting with the accused, after which he or she will be eligible for inmate release, pending payment of any bail amount.

There is a way to speed up this process, however: if the accused has a legal representative, the defense attorney may be able to proactively meet with the judge and discuss the arrest in place of the standard meeting with the accused. A knowledgeable, experienced Georgetown criminal defense attorney can help expedite the process, getting the accused released from jail more quickly than he or she otherwise would have been. That's where the attorneys at Hines, Ranc, & Holub come in.

Bail and Bail Bonds Explained

Bail is sort of like a security deposit that will ensure that the accused will appear for all legal proceedings. Once the defendant's trial is over, the amount of bail will be returned (some states may withhold a processing fee). If a judge chooses to set bail, this amount will need to be paid before the accused can be released from jail. If the accused is “bailed out” of jail, it means that someone (usually a significant other, family member, or close friend) has paid the bail amount in full with existing funds.

If the accused is unable to come up with the money to make bail, he or she may be “bonded out” by paying the amount with a bail bond. Bail bonds are essentially loans from a bail bonds company that are borrowed to cover bail. These typically require the borrower to secure the amount with some kind of collateral (e.g. a house or vehicle).As with other types of loans, getting a bail bond also typically involves paying a fee to the bail bonds company that issues it.

Why Hines, Ranc, & Holub Is the Best Choice for Fast Jail Release in Georgetown, TX

With more than 85 years of combined legal experience, the criminal defense attorneys at Hines, Ranc, & Holub have the expertise to help Georgetown-area residents seek fast, 24-hour jail release. Our lawyers specialize in criminal defense and have decades of experience supporting defendants after arrest. We are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest caliber of legal representation, which is why we've earned a 10.0 (“superb”) rating from legal review site Avvo.

To learn more about how our Georgetown lawyers can help you or a loved one after an arrest or to schedule a free initial consultation, contact us via our online form or call (512) 472-6565.