At Tayler Made we handle lots of questions related to bail bonds from those who have been arrested or those hoping to bail them out. One of the questions that comes up most often is whether or not a person can be bailed out on the weekend. Most average folks don’t spend a lot of time thinking about it, but the Friday to Sunday period is actually when they are most likely to find themselves behind bars.
A large percentage of weekend arrests tend to be related to people blowing off steam after a long stressful work week. Perhaps they had one too many and were stopped while trying to drive home. Or maybe they got in an altercation in a bar or club. Or came to the aid of a friend who was involved in an altercation and wound up getting arrested along with the main combatants.
Whatever the reason, once a person finds themselves behind bars on a Friday or Saturday night the question of whether they’ll be able to go home before Monday typically rears its head.
While most everyone else is enjoying their weekend bondsmen are hard at work. That’s because, as we mentioned, jails tend to be busy places between Friday night and Sunday night.
Therefore, if you or your loved one should run afoul of the law over the weekend you can count on the pros at Tayler Made to be there for you. It’s important to remember however, that there is no guarantee you’ll be able to post bail and go home right away.
That’s because the question of whether someone can be bailed out over the weekend depends almost entirely on the crime they have been arrested for, their behavior following arrest and their arrest record, if any.
For instance: if they were arrested for driving under the influence, were barely over the legal limit, did not give the arresting officer any guff and have a clean record there is a good chance they can go home that very night.
On the other hand, if they were swerving all over the road, abusive or otherwise belligerent to the officer that stopped them and have a police record there’s a good chance they’ll be spending the night in jail.
Also, if they were arrested for a serious crime such as aggravated assault chances are the police will hold them until they can be arraigned before a judge on Monday. That becomes even more likely if they have a police record.
If the person in question was arrested on a misdemeanor charge and has a clean record chances are the jail authorities will present them with a bail amount drawn from a bail schedule. Paying the cash bail amount on the spot is without a doubt the fastest way to secure release.
Jails will accept cash paid by the accused or by a loved one who presents themselves at the jail. A growing number of jails will also accept credit - and in some cases debit - cards provided by the arrested individual or by a loved one who appears at the jail.
If neither the accused nor their loved one are able to come up with the cash necessary to satisfy the bail demand they will need to enlist the services of a qualified bail bondsman like the pros at Tayler Made. We’re available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
If the authorities don’t require the accused to be held for arraignment there is a good chance we can secure their release within 12 hours of being contacted, regardless of what day it is. If, however, authorities insist the accused appear before a judge we will not be able to secure their release until after the preliminary hearing on Monday at the earliest.
If your loved one has been arrested over the weekend and is being held in J Jefferson County, Arapahoe County or Denver County give us a call at (303) 623-0399. Make sure you have all the following information on hand when you do:
Getting arrested on the weekend adds an extra wrinkle or two to the proceedings. But no one is more experienced when it comes to smoothing out wrinkles than Tayler Made Bail Bonding. Give us a call.