Being arrested in Michigan is certainly not going to be a fun experience no matter what, but it can be easier when you understand exactly what will happen and why. Find out more about how you can get out of jail by posting bond.
What are the initial steps?
After being arrested, you may only receive a citation before being released, or you may need to attend an arraignment to determine how much you'll owe in bond. Once you know the full amount you can either call someone you know to pay the bond or call a service that can assist you in getting the money for a small fee. (While each jail in Michigan may operate slightly differently, this is the standard procedure.)
What exactly will you pay?
Normally the Premium is required to get out of jail, which is 10% of the total amount of the bond. You'll likely need collateral to prove that you can make up the rest of the difference (though not always.) This collateral will be returned once the case has been decided in your favor. Once the jail has all of the necessary forms filled out and money in hand, it may only take a few minutes to get the release put through, so you can go home.
Choosing a bonds service means getting access to invaluable advice when it comes to dealing with Michigan's legal system. Mistakes are common during this critical time, and they can have lasting consequences. You need someone who knows the whole process from front to back who can help you make better decisions along the way.
If you or someone you know is trying to get out of jail or have questions about bail, enlist the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney at Aldrich Legal Services. Our team of lawyers are familiar with the local system and can give you the help you deserve.