My friends and I are hoping to find someone who can help us settle an argument. If someone is arrested on New Year’s Eve, can their bail bonds be posted over the holiday weekend, or will the person need to be in jail until they see a judge?
In most cases, nearly 98 percent of the time, bail bonds can be posted after the defendant is booked and processed into the jail. (The booking process can take anywhere from 4 to 10 hours depending on the jail, how busy they are and whether they are understaffed.) Some counties require domestic violence suspects remain in custody until they see a judge, and in some cases, defendants who have been accused of very serious crimes (such as murder) may not be permitted to post bail bonds until after their first court date. If you need help posting bail bonds over the New Year’s Eve weekend the best thing to do is to contact a local bondsman as soon as you learn of the arrest. The Riverside bondsman can help you understand how bail works and what your immediate options are in terms of getting the defendant released from custody.