Read this for 2013 free information, tips and suggestions about bail bonds in Phoenix and Maricopa County, Arizona.

If you need bail bonds in other parts of Arizona or more detailed information see our Bail Bonds Arizona page.

IMPORTANT: If you need immediate help for the Phoenix area (or anywhere else in the country), click here for our 5 simple steps plan to get you going.

Generally speaking, if you are arrested in Phoenix or Maricopa County, you will have a bail hearing within 24 hours after arrest. These hearings are almost always held at the Maricopa County Jail. After bail has been posted, most inmates are released within 12-24 hours. On weekdays it is common for the inmates to be released between 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. For updates on release times call 602-876-0322.

WARNING: We have heard of a number of Maricopa County bail bond agents charging extra fees for such things as recordings, storage, phone calls, travel and more, which they may or may not be upfront about. We recommend that you email the agent first and ask to be emailed a written listing of all possible extra fees, before deciding on an agent or entering into a contract with them. You have a right to get your money back but if you sign a contract with a bail agent forfeiting some of those rights, you may pay a lot more money than is necessary.

Maricopa County Jails

There are eight Maricopa County Detention Facilities and all are located in Phoenix, AZ. Visitation schedules tend to change so we recommend you call first before visiting.

Fourth Avenue Jail also known as 4th Avenue Jail
All bail bonds and fines for Phoenix must be paid at this location. They must be paid with cash or cashiers check made payable to the City of Phoenix Munciple Court. In some cases, credit cards will be accepted. Non-Phoenix bail bonds may be paid here or at the Lower Buckeye Jail.
201 S. 4th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Information: (602) 876-1239

Durango Jail
3225 W. Gibson Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85009
Information: (602) 876-3555

Estrella Jail
2939 W. Durango St
Phoenix, AZ 85009
Information: (602) 876-1222

First Avenue Jail
102 W. Madison Street
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Lower Buckeye Jail
Certain bail bonds can be paid here, but none by cash.
3250 W. Lower Buckeye
Phoenix, AZ 85009
Information: (602) 876-1236

Madison Street Jail
225 W. Madison
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Tent City Jail
2939 W. Durango Street
Phoenix, AZ 85009
Information: (602) 876-1735

Towers Jail
3127 W. Gibson Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85009
Information: (602) 876-1679

FCI PHOENIX
Federal Correctional Institution
37900 N 45th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85086

Phone Number and Fax Number

Telephone: 623-465-9757

Fax: 623-465-5199

Detailed information about each of these facilities can be found on our Bail Bonds Arizona page under the Maricopa County Bail Bonds Links section.

Nothing stated herein should be construed or interpreted to grant rights or remedies not otherwise granted under federal or state law.

This information is provided as a public service and is not intended as a substitute for legal advice or representation by a lawyer or bail bondsman.

While this section focuses on how does bail work in New York City and the surounding areas, much of the information applies to the rest of the state as well.  IMPORTANT: If you need immediate help in New York (or anywhere else in the country), click here for our free 5 simple steps bail out plan.

Getting bail in NYC is a lot more complicated than almost anywhere else in the country. Unfortunately, we have more warnings about bail and unscrupulous bondsmen in the New York section than any other and in fact the New York State Department Of Insurance is currently investigating 43 bail bond agents. In spite of that we are determined to sort it out for you as much as possible here.

WARNING: A series of recent reports by the New York Times has exposed a troubling development in how some New York City bail bondsmen work. They found that it is legal for a bondsman to write into the contract that if the bondsman revokes the bond, which they have the right to do, and rearrests the defendant, they can deduct as much as 15% from the collateral the defendant has given them. This means there is an incentive for the bondsman to cancel the bond and rearrest the defendant for a quick profit. While legal, we feel this is clearly unethical. Tip: We strongly suggest that when you follow our guidelines in our 5 simple steps to get bail that you ask them if there is a charge for revoking the bond in your email to them.

Bail can be paid 24 hours a day in any of the New York City jails but unlike many other states, bail amounts are not regulated. WARNING: an attorney gave me this important warning. A judge has quite a bit of freedom to set the bail amount, and it can really vary by the judge, even depending on something as trivial as how good (or bad) of a day they are having. If you are concerned about how much the amount may be, email a bail bondsman and seek their advice. They may be able to give you a ball park number based on the history of that particular judge, and the charge. It might allow you enough time to gather your financial resources before the bail hearing.

bail bonds new york At the end of the bail hearing it is not uncommon for the judge to call for a “bail sufficiency hearing.” This is similar to how federal bail bonds work, and means that before bail can be accepted the accused must prove the bail money is from a legitimate source. This tends to be more common in cases involving drugs, fraud, organized crime, illegal traffiking, and others.

New York City does allow you to post property as bail. This is sometimes allowed by a judge where the bail amount is unusually high. While tempting since it can save you the bondsman fees, it also can take a while to be processed and is not always easy to do.WARNING: In New York City, it is becoming more prevalent for judges to set “Cash Only” bail. Which means that you must put up the full amount rather than being allowed to go through a bondsman. If this happens to you, there may still be workarounds. Email a bail bondsman as soon as possible and seek advice.

The New York City Department of Corrections sets the terms for bail payment. As of this writing, Bail will be accepted in any of the following forms:

  • U.S. cash for the full amount;
  • Cashier’s/Tellers’s check, in any amount not exceeding the bail figure;
  • Bank money order, up to $1,000;
  • Federal Express money order, up to $1,000;
  • U.S. Postal money order, up to $1,000;
  • Travelers Express Company money order up to $1,000;
  • Western Union money order, up to $1,000

TIP: While any individual money order or check listed above as having a $1000 limit may not exceed that amount, there is no limit on the number of such money orders and/or such checks that may be accepted in payment of the bail, provided their total together or in combination with cash meets the bail requirement exactly. (The Department does NOT “give change” in bail transactions.)

WHERE TO PAY BAIL:

If paying bail at the Manhattan Detention Complex, also known as the Manhattan House of Detention, or the Vernon C. Bain Center, make checks or money orders payable to the facility, regardless of where the inmate is housed. If you are making bail at Rikers Island, checks or money orders must be made out to the Rikers Island Central Cashier (RICC is acceptable, there is no need to spell out), again, regardless of where the inmate is housed. Checks or money orders made out to the Department of Correction are not accepted. The person posting bail must present personal identification and must provide the New York State Identification (NYSID) number of the person to be bailed. Brooklyn bail bonds are a little different – see the Brooklyn arraignments section for more information.

HOW NOT TO PAY BAIL:

Not acceptable for bail purposes:
Personal checks, whether certified or not;
Otherwise acceptable forms of check/money order but made out to amounts exceeding the $1,000 limit or for which a refund (“change”) would be required;
Otherwise acceptable forms of check/money order but made out to the Department of Correction or to a jail other than the one at which they are presented;
Other than the authorized forms.

TIP: We know that getting a bail bond in NYC can get very complicated and the fact is, you don’t want your loved one spending a lot of time in a place like Rikers Island while you try to figure this all out, do you? If you are not sure what to do, visit a bail bondsman website and email or fill out their contact form now. This is what they do and they are generally very willing to help guide you through the process. They can often get the defendant out within hours. Also, many of them now have online forms on their websites where you can post your questions anonymously. TIP: Be sure to ask them if there are any fees beyond the cost for funding the bail. Some bondsman have been known to charge for dubious things like research, and bail consulting. Get their answers in writing in an email in case there is a misunderstanding later. We know when you are looking for bail for someone you are in a hurry, but we strongly recommend you send some emails now and help prevent a lot of trouble later for both you and the defendant.

Bail Bonds – New York – Bail Bond Links and Contact Information

New York County Manhattan Arraignments
New York Criminal Court building
100 Centre Street

New York County Manhattan House Of Detention
125 White Street
New York, NY, 10013

Central Clerks’ Office
100 Centre Street, Room 1000
New York, NY 10013
(646) 386-4000
Alphabetical lists of defendants are posted daily in the lobby.

Clerks’ Office
111 Centre Street, Room 927
New York, NY 10013
(646) 386-4300

Rikers Island:
11-11 Hazen Avenue
East Elmhurst, NY 11370

Kings County Arraignments (Brooklyn Arraignments)
Brooklyn Criminal Court building
120 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn

Queens County Arraignments
Queens Criminal Courthouse
125-01 Queens Blvd.
AR2 pink summons court is located across the street in the Borough Hall Building.

Bronx County Arraignments
Bronx Criminal Court Building
215 East 161st Street

MCC NEW YORK
Metropolitan Correctional Center
150 Park Row
New York, NY 10007
Telehone: 646-836-6300
Fax: 646-836-7751

Nothing stated herein should be construed or interpreted to grant rights or remedies not otherwise granted under federal or state law. This information is provided as a public service and is not intended as a substitute for legal advice or representation by a lawyer or bail bondsman. We recommend you email a bail bondsman for more information about your situation.

Free updated 2013 information, tips and suggestions about Dallas Fort Worth bail bonds.  IMPORTANT: If you need immediate help in the Dallas Fort Worth area (or anywhere else in the country), click here for our free 5 simple steps bail out plan.

Getting bail bonds in Dallas Fort Worth can be a little different than the rest of Texas and their procedures and facilities differ as well. Please refer to our Texas bail bonds page for other Texas locations or further information if you don’t find what you are looking for here.

Dallas County Jail
Lew Sterrett Justice Center
111 West Commerce Street Dallas, TX 75208
This includes the sub-facilities known primarily as North Tower, West Tower, and Suzanne L. Kay’s Tower.

For some just arrested in or near Dallas, this is the most likely place they are being held. To get information about the bail amount or to find out if it has been set you can
call the bond desk at 214-761-9026. Your bail bond agent will also have this information. After the bail bondsman has posted bail, the Dallas county Jail will usually release the defendant within the next 12 hours.

If you do not need the services of a bail bondsman, you can post a cash bond yourself in person at the bond window in the main lobby of Lew Sterrett or through Western Union. If you decide to post bond through Western Union, be sure to have the following information to complete the money transfer:

Pay to: Dallas County Sheriff Dept
Code City: DallasBonds
State: TX
Sender’s account # include booking # or Warrant # + Last Name
Attention Field: Include First, Middle & Last Name + DOB

North Tower Detention Facility
Constructed in 1993, this ultramodern facility holds 2,364 maximum security inmates with 188 single cells. It takes a staff of 350 employees to operate this facility.

West Tower Detention Facility
Located within the Lew Sterrett Justice Center. The West Tower has 132 tanks and 25 single cells. It can house up to 1478 male inmates. The West Tower houses a variety of classifications besides medium and maximum custody inmates. These classifications include: Class “C” Trusty, Infirmary, lower bunk medical restriction, closed behavioral observation, suicidal, HIV, homosexual and sex crimes against children. The inmates are housed accordingly.

Suzanne Lee Kays Detention Facility also known as South Tower
This facility is the Dallas Sheriffs Department’s first direct supervision facility, meaning the floor officers work inside the actual housing unit with the inmates. The construction of this facility was completed in spring of 2008.

The George Allen Jail
Located down town across from the “Old Red Courthouse” 600 Commerce Street Dallas, Texas 75202 Detention Facility also known as the “Government Center” accepted its first inmate in 1966. With a population of 800 inmates this was the county’s main jail which sits at the top of the George Allen Courthouse until the Lew Sterrett Justice center was completed in 1983.

Decker Detention Center
The Bill Decker Detention Facility is located at 899 North Stemmons Fwy Dallas, Texas 75202. Work-Release inmates are usually housed within this facility.
Other Facilities
Decker Detention Facility
Dallas City Jail

Nothing stated herein should be construed or interpreted to grant rights or remedies not otherwise granted under federal or state law.

This information is provided as a public service and is not intended as a substitute for legal advice or representation by a lawyer or bail bondsman.

Nothing stated herein should be construed or interpreted to grant rights or remedies not otherwise granted under federal or state law. This information is provided as a public service and is not intended as a substitute for legal advice or representation by a lawyer or bail bondsman. We recommend you email a bail bondsman for more information about your bail bonds Dallas situation.

Free updated 2013 information, tips and suggestions about Houston bail bonds.  IMPORTANT: If you need immediate help in the Houston area (or anywhere else in the country), click here for our free 5 simple steps bail out plan.

Getting bail bonds in Houston can be a little different than the rest of Texas and their procedures and facilities differ as well. Please refer to our Texas bail bonds page for other Texas locations or further information if you don’t find what you are looking for here.

Nothing stated herein should be construed or interpreted to grant rights or remedies not otherwise granted under federal or state law. This information is provided as a public service and is not intended as a substitute for legal advice or representation by a lawyer or bail bondsman. We recommend you email a bail bondsman for more information about your bail bonds Houston situation.

IMPORTANT: If you need immediate help in Florida (or anywhere else in the country), click here for our free 5 simple steps bail out plan.

In the state of Florida not all defendants are eligible to be granted bail. Defendants in certain capital crimes (and in some cases, non-capital crimes) such as murder, statutory rape and others, are in most cases ineligible for bail. One reason for this may be that Florida does not allow bounty hunters.

In Florida, bail bondsmen can only post bail in counties they are registered in. When you email them, you should ask if they are registered in the county where the defendant is, otherwise, they may charge you a substantial amount extra for them to transfer the bond to an agent in the proper county.

The Florida Department of Financial Services regulates and licenses bail agents in the state of Florida.

Department of Financial Services
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee FL 32399-0300
(850)413-3100 (ask for Bail Bond Coordinator)

In order to undertake bail in Florida, a person must have a license [AR 4-221.001, FS 648.26, 648.30]. Florida law specifies two kinds of bail bond agent:

1) a limited surety agent, defined as a person appointed by an insurer to execute bail bonds [FS 648.25(5)],
2) a professional bail bond agent, defined as a person who pledges US currency as security for a bail bond [FS 648.25(7)].

The following are contacts and links for important bail bond information in Florida:

Bail Bonds Miami – Bail Bonds Links and Contact Information

Includes Dade County Bail Bonds

bail bonds miamiMiami Dade Jail
2525 NW 62 Street
Miami, FL 33147
(786) 263-7000

Miami-Dade Clerk of Courts
Richard E. Gerstein Justice Bldg.
1351 NW 12th Street, 9th Floor
Miami, FL. 33125
Phone: (305) 275-1155

Miami-Dade Police Department
9105 NW 25 ST
Doral, Fl 33172
305-471-1780

Miami Dade Court House
73 West Flagler St.
Miami, Florida 33130
Phone: (305) 275-1155

Bail Bonds – Tampa, Broward – Bail Bonds Links and Contact Information Outside of Miami

A
Alachua County Jail
2621 S.E. Hawthorne Road
Gainesville, Florida 32641
352.491.4444

B
Baker County Jail
56 N 2nd St
Macclenny, Fl 32063-2206
Phone: 904.259.2861

Bay County Jail
314 1/2 Harmon
Panama City, Florida 32401
850.785.5245
Fax: 850.763.3099

Bradford County Jail
945 N Temple Ave # A
Starke, Fl 32091-2110
904.966.6250

Brevard County Jail
860 Camp Road
Cocoa, Florida 32927
321.690.1500

Broward County Jail
Main Jail
555 SE 1st Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33301
954.831.5900

C
Calhoun County Jail
20830 NE W.C. Reeder Drive
Blountstown, Fl 32424
850.674.5049

Charlotte County Jail
26601 Airport Road
Punta Gorda Fl 33982
941.833.6300

Citrus County Jail
Citrus County Sheriff’s Office
1 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue
Inverness, Fl
34450-4994
352.527.3332

Clay County Jail
901 North Orange Avenue
Green Cove Springs, Florida 32043
(904) 213-5905

Collier County Jail
3301 Tamiami Trail E.
Bldg J
Naples, Fl 34112
239.793.9350

Columbia County Jail
4917 East US Highway 90
Lake City, Fl 32055
386.755.7000

D
Desoto County Jail
208 East Cypress Street
Arcadia, Fl 34266
863-993-4710
Fax 863-993-3802

Dixie County Jail
386 NE 255 St
Cross City, FL 32628
352.498.1231

Duval County Jail
4727 Lannie Rd. (Main)
Jacksonville, Fl 32218
904.630.5747

E
Escambia County Jail
2935 N. L Street
Pensacola, Fl 32501
904.436.9650

F
Flagler County Jail
1002 Justice Lane
Bunnell, Florida 32110
386.437.4116

Franklin County Jail
270 State Road 65
Eastpoint, Fl 32328-3616
Phone: 850.697.2113

G
Gadsden County Jail (Quincy Correctional)
2225 Pat Thomas Pkwy
Quincy, Fl 32351-8645
Phone: 850.627.5400

Gilcrest County Jail
9859 S US Highway 129
Trenton, Fl 32693
Phone: 352.463.3490

Glades County Sheriff
599 Ave J. SW
Moore Haven, Fl 33471
Phone: 863.946.0100

Gulf County Sheriff
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.
Port St. Joe, Fl
Phone: 850.639.5717

H
Hamilton County Jail
Jasper, FL 32052
Phone: 386.792.7131

Hardee County Jail
900 E. Summit St.
Wachula, Fl 33873
Phone: 863.773.0304
Inmate Search

Hendry County Sheriff’s Office
101 S Bridge St
Labelle, FL 33935-4686
Phone: 863.675.1853

Hernando County Jail
18900 Cortez Blvd
Brooksville, FL 34601-3027
Phone: 352.754.6830

Highlands County Sheriff’s Office, Jail Facility
Sebring, Fl
Phone: 863.402.7201

Hillsborough County Jail
Orient Road Jail
1201 North Orient Road
Tampa, Fl 33619
Inmate/Arrest Search

Holmes County Jail
3207 Lonny Lindsey Dr
Bonifay, FL 32425-4242
Phone: 850.547.3681

I
Indian River County Jail
Vero Beach, Fl

J
Jackson County Corrections Facility
2737 Pennsylvania Ave
Marianna , FL 32448
Phone: 850.482.9651

Jefferson County Jail
171 Industrial Park
Monticello, FL 32344-6385
Phone: 850.997.2023

L
Lafayette County Jail
178 NW Crawford St
Mayo, FL 32066
Phone: 386.294.1301

Lake County Corrections/Jail Information
551 W Main St
Tavares, FL 32778-3125
Phone: 352.742.4000

Lee County Jail
2501 Ortiz Ave.
Fort Myers, Fl 33905
Phone: 239.477.1700

Leon County Jail
535 Appleyard Dr.
Tallahassee, Fl 32304
Phone: 850.922.3500

Levy County Jail
9150 NE 80th Ave.
Bronson, Fl 32621
Phone: 352.486.5121

Liberty County Sheriff’s Office
12499 NW Pogo St
Bristol, FL 32321
Phone: 850.643.2235

M
Madison County Jail
125 SW Range Ave
Madison, FL 32340-2499
Phone: 850.973.4151

Manatee County Jail
14470 Harlee Road
Palmetto, Fl

Marion County Jail
700 NW 30th Ave
Ocala, FL 34475-5600
Phone: 352.351.8077

Martin County Jail
800 SE Monterey Road
Stuart, Florida 34994
Phone: 772.220.7200

Miami-Dade County Jail
See website for facility locations
Phone: 786.263.6000

Monroe County Jail
5501 College Road
Key West, Fl 33040
Phone: 305.293.7300

N
Nassau County Jail
Fernandina Beach, Fl
Phone: 904.548.4002

O
Okaloosa County Jail
1200 E James Lee Blvd
Crestview, FL 32539-3114
Phone: 850.689.5690

Okeechobee County Jail
504 NW 4th St
Okeechobee, FL 34972-2502
Phone: 863.763.3117

Orange County Corrections/Jail Facilities
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407.836.3311

Osceola County Sheriff
2601 E Irlo Bronson Mem Hwy
Kissimmee, FL 34744-4912
Phone: 407.348.2222

P
Palm Beach County Corrections, Jail
673 Fairgrounds Rd
West Palm Beach, FL 33411-3633
Phone: 561.688.4340

Pasco County Sheriff’s Office/Jail
New Port Richey, FL 34652
Phone: 727.844.7778

Pinellas County Jail
14400 49th St. North
Clearwater, Fl 33762
Phone: 863.534.6300

Polk County Jail
2390 Bob Phillips Road
Bartow, Fl

Putnam County Jail
Palatka, Fl
Phone: 386.329.0854

S
Santa Rosa Sheriff
5755 East Milton Road
Milton, FL 32583
Phone: 850.983.1100

Sarasota County Jail
2020 Main St.
Sarasota, Fl 34237
Phone: 941.861.5800

Seminole County Sheriff’s Office/Corrections/Jail
Sanford, FL 32771
Phone: 407.665.1200

St Johns County Jail
3955 Lewis Speedway
Saint Augustine, FL 32084-8628
Phone: 904.829.6496

St Lucie County Jail
900 N. Rock Rd
Fort Pierce, Fl 34945
Phone: 772.462.3451

Sumter County Detention Center
219 E Anderson Ave
Bushnell, FL 33513-6149
Phone: 352.793.0225

Suwannee County Jail
305 Pine Ave SW
Live Oak, FL 32064-2316
Phone: 386.364.3778

T
Taylor County Jail
589 E US Highway 27
Perry, FL 32347-3537
Phone: 850.584.4333

U
Union County Jail
Lake Butler, FL 32054
Phone: 386.496.2501

V
Volusia County Jail
1300 Red John Road
Caller Service Box 2865
Daytona Beach, FL 32120
Phone: 386.254.1555

W
Wakulla County Jail
15 Oak St
Crawfordville, FL 32327-2014
Phone: 850.926.7171

Walton County Sheriff’s Office/Jail
Defuniak Springs, FL 32433
Phone: 850.892.8196

Washington County Jail
1100 Brickyard Rd
Chipley, FL 32428-4349
Phone: 850.638.6110

Nothing stated herein should be construed or interpreted to grant rights or remedies not otherwise granted under federal or state law. This information is provided as a public service and is not intended as a substitute for legal advice or representation by a lawyer or bail bondsman. We recommend you email a bail bondsman for more information about your situation.

Completely free updated 2013 information, suggestions, and tips about bail bonds in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.  IMPORTANT: If you need immediate help in the Charlotte area (or anywhere else in the country), click here for our free 5 simple steps bail out plan.

If you need bail bonds in other parts of North Carolina or more detailed information also see our Bail Bonds North Carolina page.

In Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, arrestees are first taken to the Sheriff’s Office Arrest Processing Center where they are fingerprinted, mugshot taken and verified through the State Bureau of Investigation, SBI, by certified Deputy Sheriffs. If they are expected to post bail quickly they will usually be allowed to keep their own clothes. Otherwise, they will have to change into a jail jumpsuit or scrubs. Typically it takes 1-2 hours for bail to be set after this booking process at the Mecklenburg County Jail Central. After bail is posted, it usually takes 2-4 hours to be released at this facility.

TIP: Unlike many other parts of the the country, collateral is not always required by Charlotte bail bondsmen. We recommend that you email more than one bondsman and ask what their collateral requirements are and what workarounds they have to avoid it. Then pick the one who responds in an email (in writing) that will give you the best break.

Charlotte and Mecklenburg County Jails And Detention Centers

Jail-Central:
This is the most likely facility to house someone who has been recently arrested and are waiting for Mecklenburg County Bail Bonds. At this location is an Arrest Processing Center, and a Pre-Trial Detention Facility. Houses 1904 inmates. It is also called Charlotte Jail Central, MCJ-Central, and Mecklenburg County Jail Central.

This jail hosts arrestees from seven municipalities including the City of Charlotte and the towns of Cornelius, Davidson, and Huntersville in the north and the towns of Matthews, Mint Hill, and Pineville in the south and east of Charlotte. Additionally a small portion of the town of Stallings is also in Mecklenburg County, though most of it is in Union County, NC.

801 East Fourth Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone Number: (704) 336-8100
Public Visiting Hours
8:00 – 11:00 am
1 :00 – 4:00 pm
8 :00 – 11:00 pm

Jail-North:
5235 Spector Drive, Charlotte, NC 28269
Houses 614 mostly sentenced inmates
Public Visiting Hours
8:00 – 11:00 am
1:00 – 4:00 pm
8:00 – 10:00 pm

Jail-Annex:
5225-1 Spector Drive Charlotte, NC 28269
Public Visiting Hours
8:00 am – 11:00 am
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Charlotte Work Release Center
901 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204-2203
(704) 353-0700

Nothing stated herein should be construed or interpreted to grant rights or remedies not otherwise granted under federal or state law. This information is provided as a public service and is not intended as a substitute for legal advice or representation by a lawyer or bail bondsman. We recommend you email a bail bondsman for more information about your bail bonds Charlotte situation.

Free information, tips and suggestions about Virginia bail bonds.  IMPORTANT: If you need immediate help in the Virginia area (or anywhere else in the country), click here for our free 5 simple steps bail out plan.

For detailed information about specific Virginia cities:
Bail bonds Richmond
Others coming soon

In Virginia, once you have been arrested, there are three main types of courts that you may have to deal with: General District Courts (GDC), Circuit Courts and Juvenile and Domestic Relations (J&DR). General district courts handle less serious cases such as most traffic violations and misdemeanors punishable by up to a year in jail. Circuit courts handle serious cases such as homicide, robbery, burglary and other felonies. Juvenile and domestic relations courts handle crimes committed against a minor child or household member.

If you know someone who has been arrested in Virginia and need information, the official government site says you can call the local county adult center or magistrate. TIP: We have found this to be fruitless. It takes forever to get someone who can help. Instead, we recommend that you email a bail bondsman immediately. In Virginia bondsmen have direct access to the court records so they can tell you the status of the defendant, if bail has been set yet, how much it is and a lot of other information. Almost all of them answer email 24 hours a day and respond quickly. Email them the name, and birthdate if you have it. Even if you don’t have it they can usually look it up. You can get their email off their websites.

Information for Virginia Correctional Centers and Detention Centers

Augusta Correctional Center
1821 Estaline Valley Rd
Craigsville, VA 24430-2520

Barhamsville
17320 New Kent Hwy
Barhamsville, VA 23011-2353

Blue Ridge Regional Jail
PO Box 6018
Lynchburg, VA 24505-6018

Brunswick Correctional Center
1147 Planters Rd
Lawrenceville, VA 23868-3345

Buckingham Correctional Center
PO Box 430
Dillwyn, VA 23936-0430

Deep Meadow Correctional Center
DMCC State Farm
VA 23160-0000

Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women
PO Box 1000 Troy
VA 22974-1000

Green Rock Correctional Center
PO Box 1000
Chatham, VA 24531-1000

Greensville Correctional Center
901 Corrections Way
Jarrat, VA 23870-9614

Hampton Roads Regional Jail
PO Box 7609
Portsmouth, VA 23707-7609

Indian Creek Correctional Center
PO Box 16481
Chesapeake, VA 23328-6481

James River Correctional Center
State Farm, VA 23160-9999

Keen Mountain Correctional Center
PO Box 710
Keen Mountain, VA 24624-0710
PO Box 860
Oakwood, VA 24631-0860

Lawrenceville Correctional Center
1607 Planters Rd
Lawrenceville, VA 23868-3350

Lunenburg Correctional Center
PO Box 1424
Victoria, VA 23974-1424

Marion Correctional Treatment Center
110 Wright St
Marion, VA 24354-3145

Meadowview Jail
PO Box 280
Meadowview, VA 24361-0280

Mecklenburg Correctional Center
PO Box 500
Boydton, VA 23917-0500

Middle River Regional Jail
350 Technology Dr
Staunton, VA 24401-3574

Newport News City Jail
PO Box 57
Newport News, VA 23607-0057

Nottoway Correctional Center
PO Box 488
Burkeville, VA 23922-0488

Patrick Henry Correctional Unit
P.O. Box 1090
Ridgeway, VA 24148-1090

Portsmouth City Jail
701 Crawford St
Portsmouth, VA 23704-3888

Powhatan Correctional Center
3600 Woods Way
State Farm, VA 23160-0002

Rappahannock Regional Jail
PO Box 3300
Stafford, VA 22555-3300

Red Onion State Prison
PO Box 1900
Pound, VA 24279-1900

Riverside Regional Jail
1000 River Rd
Hopewell, VA 23860-1666

Rockingham County Jail
25 S Liberty St
Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3714

St. Brides Correctional Center
PO Box 16482
Chesapeake, VA 23328-6482

Sussex I State Prison
24414 Musselwhite Dr
Waverly, VA 23891-0003

Sussex II State Prison
24427 Musselwhite Dr
Waverly, VA 23891-0004

Virginia Beach (VA Beach)
PO Box 6098
Virginia Beach, VA 23456-0098

Wallens Ridge State Prison
PO Box 759
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219-0759

Western Tidewater Regional Jail
2402 Godwin Blvd
Suffolk, VA 23434-8032

Nothing stated herein should be construed or interpreted to grant rights or remedies not otherwise granted under federal or state law. This information is provided as a public service and is not intended as a substitute for legal advice or representation by a lawyer or bail bondsman. We recommend you email a bail bondsman for more information about your situation.

IMPORTANT: If you need immediate help in the Pennsylvania area (or anywhere else in the country), click here for our free 5 simple steps bail out plan.

Bail bonds in Pennsylvania are similar to other parts of the country. Here are the basics you need to know.

For detailed information about specific Pennsylvania cities:
Bail bonds Philadelphia
Bail bonds Pittsburgh

When arrested for a crime in Pennsylvania, the arrestee will usually be taken to a local detention facility for booking prior to incarceration in a lock-up station or county jail.

After arrest, the defendant has five release options in Pennsylvania:

1. Surety Bond (Common Bail Bond)
A surety bond is a series of contracts that guarantee between the defendant, the court, and the bail bond agency to guarantee the defendant’s appearance in court. In Pennsylvania, the bond agency is fully liable to the insurance company and the court if the defendant does not appear. The bond agency charges a fee (called a premium in Pittsburgh) for providing the bail. A defendant who fails to appear in court is subject to additional charges, but they are not normally liable for any bond forfeitures (unless the guarantor arranges such an agreement with the defendant).

2. Cash Bond
The defendant posts the entire bail in cash. If they do not appear for all court appearances as instructed, they will forfeit it.

3. Own Recognizance (OR)
An administrative pre-trial release. Curt administrators or judges interview individuals in custody and can make a recommendation to the court regarding release without any financial security to insure the appearance.

4. Criminal Summons (Cite Out)
The arresting officer issues a citation to the arrestee, informing the arrestee that he or she must appear on an appointed court date. Cite outs usually occur immediately after an individual is arrested and no financial security is taken

5. Property Bond
In some Pennsylvania jurisdictions, a property bond is allowed. Usually the property has to be twice the value of the bail amount.

How is the bail amount set?

A magistrate normally sets the bail amount for a particular case according to a county bail schedule (Schedule of Bail for All Bailable Offenses). In most jurisdictions like Philadelphia, the Schedule of Bail for All Bailable Offenses usually set annually by a majority vote of superior, municipal, and other judges.

Philadelphia Holding Facilities
Central Unit
8101 State Road
Philadelphia, PA 19136

Modular III
8101 State Road
Philadelphia, PA 19136

Cannery
8207 Torresdale Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19136

Weekender Facilities
8207 Torresdale Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19136

University Avenue (2)
600 University Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Cambria Community Center
2815 North 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19132

Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility
P. O. Box 6230
7901 State Road
Philadelphia, PA 19136
Phone: (215) 685-7801
Fax: (215) 685-7848

Detention Center
8201 State Road
Philadelphia, PA 19136
Phone: (215) 685-8580
Fax: (215) 685-8578

House of Correction
8001 State Road
Philadelphia, PA 19136
Phone: (215) 685-8221
Fax: (215) 685-8938

Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center
8301 State Road
Philadelphia, PA 19136
Phone: (215) 685-7104
Fax: (215) 685-7109

Riverside Correctional Facility
P. O. Box 6230
8151 State Road
Philadelphia, PA 19136
Phone: (215) 685-8146
Fax: (215) 685-8144

Nothing stated herein should be construed or interpreted to grant rights or remedies not otherwise granted under federal or state law. This information is provided as a public service and is not intended as a substitute for legal advice or representation by a lawyer or bail bondsman. We recommend you email a bail bondsman for more information about your situation.

Free information, tips and suggestions about state of Washington bail bonds.

To understand how do bail bonds work in the state of Washington, you need to know there are basically five ways to get released before the trial:

1. Cash bond – you post the entire bail amount up front.
2. Surety bond – you use a bail bondsman who posts the entire amount and charges you a fee for doing so.
3. Property bond – you post real estate for the bail amount. Not very common because of the time factor and some courts are not equipped to handle it.
4. Own recognizance (O.R.) – no bail or financial security required.
5. Citation release – basically just a notice that the defendant must appear at court hearings.

Bail bond agencies must be licensed in Washington. They must have a physical location within the state, have no criminal convictions in the last ten years, a valid business license, a license from the Office of the Insurance Commissioner, contracted with an approved surety company, and three years experience as a manager of a bail bonds business. We recommend you work with an agent that is a member of the Washington State Bail Agents Association (WSBAA). While this membership is not a state requirement, it does show a willingness to be part of an organization that self regulates ethics in this business.

In Washington, the bail fee is almost always 10% and is regulated by the Washington State Insurance Commissioner. So for a $40,000 bail, the bail bondsman will charge you $4,000. Certain federal and immigration cases may be as high as fifteen percent.

TIP: In the state of Washington, bail bond agents can contact the court directly. If you need information about the amount of the bail, or the charges, or the location of where the arrested person is being held, you can email the bondsman and they will usually reply within minutes, 24 hours a day. If you send them an email there is no charge for this information. Our research indicates this approach usually works better that trying to call the courts yourself and you can easily get the bail bond agent email address off their websites.

State of Washington jails where defendants may be held while awaiting release on bail:

Adams County Jail
210 W. Broadway
Ritzville, WA 99169
(509) 659-1122

Asotin County Jail
PO Box 130
Asotin, WA 99402

Benton County Jail
7122 W. Okanogan Pl.
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 783-1451

Chelan County Jail
401 Washington Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801
(509) 667-6462

Clallam County Jail
223 East 4th Street
Port Angeles, WA 98363

Clark County Jail
707 West 13th Street
Vancouver, WA 98660
(360) 397-2436

Columbia County Jail
341 East Main
Dayton, WA 99328
(509) 382-1100

Cowlitz County Jail
312 S 1st. Ave. W.
Kelso, WA 98626
(360) 577-3118

Franklin County Jail
1016 North 4th Avenue
Pasco, WA 99301

Garfield County Jail
P.O. Box 338
Pomeroy, WA 99347

Geiger Corrections Center
3507 South Spotted Road
Spokane, WA 99204
(509) 477-3259

Grant County Jail
35 C Street NW
Ephrata, WA 98823

Grays Harbor County Jail
100 West Broadway
Montesano, WA 98563

Island County Jail
P.O. Box 5000
Coupeville, WA 98239
(360) 678-4422

Jefferson County Jail
79 Elkins Road
Port Hadlock, WA 98339

King County Jail
516 Third Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 296-4155

Kitsap County Jail
614 Division St
Port Orchard WA 98366

Kittitas County Jail
205 W 5th Ave
Ellensburg, WA 98926

Klickitat County Jail
205 South Columbus
Goldendale, WA 98620

Lewis County Jail
28 SW Chehalis Ave
Chehalis, WA 98532

Lincoln County Jail
P.O. Box 367
Davenport, WA 99122

Mason County Jail
P.O. Box 1037, Shelton
WA 98584

Okanogan County Jail
123 5TH Avenue North
Okanogan, WA 98840

Pacific County Jail
P.O. Box 27
South Bend, WA 98586

Pend Oreille County Jail
P.O. Box 5079
Newport, WA 99156

Pierce County Jail
910 Tacoma Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA 98402

Skagit County
600 South Third Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Skamania County Jail
200 Vancouver Ave.
Stevenson WA. 98648
(509) 427-9490

Skagit County Jail
600 S. Third,
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
(360) 336-9448

Snohomish County Jail 1
Special Detention
3001 Oakes Ave.
Everett, WA 98201

Snohomish County Jail 2
1918 Wall St
Everett, WA 98201-3665

Snohomish County Jail 3
3025 Oakes St
Everett, WA 98201-3657

Spokane County Jail 1
Public Safety Building
1116 W. Broadway
Spokane, WA 99260

Spokane County Jail 2
1100 W Mallon
Spokane, WA 99260-0001

Stevens County Jail
P.O. Box 186
Colville, WA 99114

Sunnyside City Jail
401 Homer St
Sunnyside, WA 98944-1354

Thurston County Jail
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW
Olympia, WA 98502

Wahkiakum County Jail
64 Main Street
Cathlamet, WA 98612
(360) 795-3242

Walla Walla County Jail
300 W. Alder St.
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Whatcom County Jail
Public Safety Building
311 Grand Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 676-6848

Whitman County Jail
411 N. Mill Street
Colfax, WA 99111

Yakima County Jail
1822 S. 1st Street
Yakima WA, 98907

State of Washington prisons and correctional facilities where defendants may be held for a longer period, usually over 12 months:

Ahtanum View Correctional Center
2009 S 64th Ave
Yakima, WA 98903-1025

Airway Heights Corrections Center
P.O. Box 2079
Airway Heights, WA 99001-2079

Clallam Bay Correctional Facility
1830 Eagle Crest Way
Clallam Bay, WA 98326-9723

Coyote Ridge Corrections Center
P.O. Box 769
Connell, WA 99326-0769

Green Hill Academic School
375 SW 11th St
Chehalis, WA 98532-4700

King County Correctional Facility
500 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104-2332

King County RJC DF
620 W James St
Kent, WA 98032-4487

MCC Washington State Reformatory (MCC – WSR)
P.O. Box 777
Monroe, WA 98272-0777

McNeil Island Corrections Center
P.O. Box 881000
Steilacoom, WA 98388-1000

Monroe Correctional Complex (Monroe CX)
P.O. Box 777
Monroe, WA 98272-0777

Monroe Correctional Complex IMU
P.O. Box 7002
Monroe, WA 98272-7002

Monroe Correctional Complex Minimum
P.O. Box 7001
Monroe, WA 98272-7001

Monroe Correctional Complex SO Unit
P.O. Box 514
Monroe, WA 98272-0514

Monroe Correctional Complex TR Unit
P.O. Box 888
Monroe, WA 98272-0888

Olympic Corrections Center
11235 Hoh Mainline Rd
Forks, WA 98331-9492

Pine Lodge Correction Center for Women
P.O. Box 300
Medical Lake, WA 99022-0300

Reynolds Work Release
410 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98103-7713

Stafford Creek Corrections Center
191 Constantine Way
Aberdeen, WA 98520-9504

Washington Corrections Center
PO Box 900
Shelton, WA 98584-0974

Washington Corrections Center For Women
9601 Bujacich Rd
Gig Harbor, WA 98332-8300

Washington State Penitentiary
1313 N 13th Ave
Walla Walla, WA 99362-8817

Nothing stated herein should be construed or interpreted to grant rights or remedies not otherwise granted under federal or state law. This information is provided as a public service and is not intended as a substitute for legal advice or representation by a lawyer or bail bondsman. We recommend you email a bail bondsman for more information about your situation.

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