Our clients frequently ask us “how long does it take to get out of jail after posting bail?” and it isn’t the easiest question to answer. Generally, once bail has been posted, the defendant will be released once they are processed out of their current location. But, just how long that takes depends a lot on where the defendant is, how busy it is there, and how many people are ahead of them.
How Bail Works
To get someone out of jail, their bail must be paid directly to the court clerk during normal business hours. Bail varies a lot depending on the severity and number of crimes that a person is facing. In some cases bail can be a few thousand dollars, while in others it can be many thousands of dollars.
That’s why most people turn to a bail agent, like those at SCV Bail Bonds, to help. When you bail someone out of jail via bail bond, their bail can be posted any time of day or night as opposed to only during court business hours. Additionally, you pay only a fraction of the total bail amount to the bail bondsman as a fee for using their service.
Bail bonds can be posted after business hours, at night, on weekends, and on holidays.
SCV Sheriff Station Bail Bonds
When you bail someone out of the SCV Sheriff Station, it usually only take a few hours for a defendant’s release. The jail is small and things tend to move faster when there are fewer defendants.
Larger Jail Bail Bonds
In large jails, like Twin Towers or Men’s Central Jail, it can take upwards of 12 hours before someone is released. These are much, much busier jails and defendants are being processed in and out all the time. If your friend or loved one is located at a larger county jail, expect there to be some time before they get out.
Ultimately, it depends a lot on how busy the jail is and how well-staffed they are. But, in the end, it usually takes anywhere from two to twelve hours for someone to be released from jail after posting bail.