If a loved one has been arrested, you may be scared, anxious, and unaware of what to do. There are steps one can take to get a loved one out of jail, but the most important step is to call a criminal defense lawyer right away to secure strong representation. Your loved one will need a trusted advocate to defend them during this process. Read on to learn more about how you can get a loved one out of jail and the many benefits of hiring a lawyer to help you do so.
Getting someone out of jail usually involves posting bail. However, there are a few steps that occur first. Before you can post bail and get someone released from jail, the defendant has to complete the booking process. The booking process is where all paperwork and documentation are completed. After all important information is documented, the person in jail will go before a judge for an arraignment unless you post bail. After the booking is completed, the defendant (or someone on behalf of the defendant) can post bail. The process of posting bail could take several hours.
If you or your loved one do not pay the scheduled bail amount, or it is not an option to pay it, your loved one will have to wait for an arraignment. Most laws require that the defendant comes before a judge for a hearing within two to three days of their arrest. If you wait, the judge might lower your bail amount or even waive the bail amount. However, your loved one will have to wait in jail.
How Can A Criminal Defense Attorney Help My Loved One Get Out Of Jail?
Getting out of jail depends on a few different factors. What did your loved one get arrested for? Scott C. Nolan is a trusted Fairfax criminal defense lawyer who will stop at nothing to make sure your loved one’s rights are upheld at all times. Scott C. Nolan provides legal assistance for those arrested for the following crimes:
- Domestic violence and other violent crimes
- Hit and run
- Reckless driving
- Drug crimes
- White collar crimes
First and foremost, your criminal defense attorney will advise you regarding what legal options your loved one has in their situation. Your lawyer can advise you and let you know if posting bail or another method is best for this specific scenario.
Attorneys also have legal knowledge that most people simply don’t. There could be areas of opportunity for your loved one that you are unaware of, such as probation or alternative sentencing that can be completed in lieu of a jail or prison sentence. Keeping you aware of all the options that may exist for your loved one, to get them out of jail and keep them out of jail, is one of the main benefits of turning to a lawyer.
A criminal defense lawyer also has a solid network of legal resources to lean on that can help them create a strong case for your loved one’s defense in the event that a long jail sentence is a possibility.
Schedule A Free Criminal Case Evaluation With Scott C. Nolan If You Have Questions About Getting A Loved One Out Of Jail
Getting arrested is scary for both the person in jail and their loved ones at home. Scott C. Nolan understands how daunting it can be to try to navigate the legal system on your own, especially without the help of a lawyer who understands Virginia law as it applies to your case.
If you have a loved one who has been charged with a crime, you will want a seasoned, veteran criminal defense lawyer with a proven track record. Fairfax criminal defense attorney Scott C. Nolan will be a strong advocate on your behalf and will stop at nothing to fight for your loved one. With more than two decades of courtroom experience and plenty of client success, Scott C. Nolan offers the high-quality defense that every client needs when facing criminal charges in the Fairfax and Fairfax areas.
Not all Fairfax lawyers offer a free case evaluation for people in this situation. But Scott C. Nolan is proud to be available for those who have a loved one in jail, and offers a free consultation with his legal team. In your free consultation, you can have your questions answered and can receive advice for moving forward. Schedule your free consultation with Scott C. Nolan today to learn how you may be able to get your loved one out of jail.