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If someone has been arrested and placed in jail, what is the process for setting a bond?

Once charges have been filed by the District Attorney, defendants appear in court so a judge can determine whether the person needs to stay in jail, be released on bond or be placed on pretrial release supervision. These court appearances are held at 3 p.m. weekdays with the exception of federal holidays.

Release options:

  • Own Recognizance Bond – released without posting money and by signing a promise to appear. 
  • Cash Only Bond – released by posting the entire bond amount in cash.
  • Surety Bond – released by posting a bond using a professional bonding company approved by the court.
  • Pretrial Release Program – released on own recognizance with conditions as ordered by the Court to be monitored by pretrial release services staff.