Seeing someone you care for be taken away in handcuffs can be one of the most stressful things you’ll ever experience. At that point the only thing you can think of is getting them out of jail and getting them out as fast as possible.
Unfortunately, the Martinez jail does not work as quickly as most people would like and in cases such as this you should know you’ll need to be patient.
When someone is first arrested they will first need to be booked and processed. During this time they will have their mug shots and finger prints taken, they will undergo a national warrant screen and background check and their information will be entered into the computer system. On average, the booking process can take between four and six hours depending on how busy the jail is. The jail will not accept a bail bond until an arrestee is fully booked in.
Once a bail bond has been posted it will still take some time for the defendant to be released. Getting out of jail is not like checking out of a hotel- it is not immediate. The jail can often take an additional four to six hours for the release process. In some cases this may be sooner. If the jail is extremely busy, or if they are going through a shift change or if they are short-staffed, it can sometimes take longer.
If you want to get the person you care for out of jail as fast as possible you’ll want to call an expert Contra Costa bail bondsman as soon as you learn of their arrest. Although bail bondsmen do not have the ability to speed up jail processes they can help to ensure that all the I’s are dotted and T’s are crossed. Working with someone who is familiar with how the jail works can help ensure things move forward as swiftly as they can.
When you call Adelante Bail Bonds at 925-231-4307, a Contra Costa bondsman is available to get the process started right away for a quick release from jail.