Arrested: What Happens Now?

When you get arrested for the first time, chances are that you’re scared and unsure of what will happen next. Horrors of old prison movies begin to play in your head. You begin to wonder who you will meet, whether you really do get a phone call, and where you will be held. Remember, stay calm. You will be okay. Knowing the “itinerary” of the next steps will help to ease your mind a bit during your stay.

The Ride

Your First Stay

When you have been arrested, you will be placed in the back seat of the police car for your ride to the jail. The seats are hard and slippery, so brace yourself. Remember, everything you do is recorded inside the vehicle.

The Arrival

When you arrive, chances are that you will sit in the vehicle for a while. This is when your arresting officer will complete any paperwork to register you and wait for approval to bring you inside. You will be searched and asked to change into the “uniform” provided. You will be fingerprinted and photographed, and you will be kept in a holding cell throughout the process. This is known as booking in. Once this process is complete, you will be allowed to make a phone call. Jails vary greatly on their rules and guidelines for this process. Some allow you only one phone call while other will let you have as many calls and as much time as you need.

The Stay

Once your arrival process is complete, you will be taken back into the jail itself. Depending on what time of day you arrive, your experience will vary. You will be given bedding and placed into a cell or you will join population in a large room with other people. If it is meal time you will be shown to the cafeteria or mess hall and then will be taken to population.

When you find yourself in jail for the first time, it can be scary and unnerving. Relax and take the first step to release by calling Bail City Bail Bonds at 303-573-1114. We will take the necessary steps to get you released as soon as possible.