If a defendant is being charged with a relatively minor offense there is a chance you will not need to work with an expert Ventura bail bondsman to get them out of jail. In cases such as these the arresting officer may release the arrestee on something called a “cite out”.
Minor offenses may include things such as being drunk in public or even a first time DUI. First time DUI charges in which no one was injured, an accident did not occur, there were not minors in the car and the defendant does not attempt to evade arrest.
Even if an officer plans to issue a cite-out the defendant will still need to go through the booking process. They will be taken to the station, their information will be entered into the computer system, they will have their mug shots and fingerprints taken and they will undergo a national background check and warrant screen. Once the booking process is complete, instead of continuing to hold them, the officer will write the defendant a citation and allow them to leave. If someone receives a cite-out that is not to say they are free and clear of future responsibility. They will still need to return to court on a set date and time in order to have their case resolved.
If you have learned that someone you care for has been arrested you will still want to speak with a Ventura bail bondsman. They will be able to let you know whether a bail bond will need to be arranged and if not, how long it might be until the defendant is released from custody.