The bail bond procedure in Fairfax, Stafford, Manassas, and other Virginia jails
In the state of Virginia when someone is arrested they are taken and transported to a police station and "booked". When a suspect is in the police station they are taken through this process where all their personal information is taken. Charges against the suspect are filed and the defendants information is taken by the Sheriffs department. At that time the police will run a background check for active warrants and a past history offenses. After that information has been collected the suspect will be finger printed and all their information will be entered into the computer database. Once inside the jail system photographs are taken and all property is removed from the inmate and placed into the property holding area. At this time the suspect will be tested for any intoxicants. Once this process is completed the suspect will be placed in a jail cell where they are allowed to make a phone call. The first few phone calls are free but are limited to about 1-2 minutes. After the inital few calls the inmate will be limited to only "collect" phone calls and this often makes it difficult for them to contact loved ones. Each of the jails in Fairfax, Stafford, Arlington, Alexandria, Manassas or Prince William have different phone call policy and we suggest you visit the web site where your loved one is detained to obtain more information.
How Does the Bail Process Work in Stafford, Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria and Manassas?
In Virginia the bail bond process is secured with what is a called a "surety bond". Typically a family or friend will contact a Virginia bail bond company via the internet, phone, or in person to initiate the process. Once a contract is signed the bail bondsman will begin the bonding process by posting the bail bond with the Magistrate. This bail process only works if the suspect has been issued a bail bond by the Magistrate or a judge. If your loved one has been held with no bond the next step to the process is to obtain an attorney and have them file what is called a bond motion with the court. Click here to find out more about bond motions. The fee for bail will be dependant on how large the bail bond is and the bail bondsman will provide that information to you.
Family involvement is important to Virginia bail bond companies to help reduce the risk associated with this undertaking. Once the bail bondsman has confirmed the amount of the bond they will request you fill out paper work. Because of the risk associated with bail bonds the bondsman will generally ask you to agree to be involved in apprehending a suspect is they choose to skip court and become a fugitive from justice. Each jail in Virginia has a different process for posting a bail bonds and our bondsman are trained to make the process smooth at any facility.
Virginia Bail Bondsman Providing 24 Hour Bail Bond Service at all Virginia Jails
We specialize in posting bail bonds at these local Virginia jails:
Stafford Virginia Bail Bonds - Rappahannock Regional Jail
Fairfax Virginia Bail Bonds - Fairfax Adult Detention Center
Arlington Virginia Bail Bonds - Arlington Adult Detention Center
Alexandria Virginia Bail Bonds - Alexandria Adult Detention Center
Manassas Virginia Bail Bonds - Prince William Adult Detention Center