If you or a loved one is in jail in Dane County, the first thing on your mind is how you can get the accused released as soon as possible. It is vital that you contact an attorney right away to make sure the process goes as smoothly and quickly as possible.
If the accused was charged with a misdemeanor crime, he or she will be given a bail amount that he must meet before being released. This amount helps to ensure that the accused will return to the Dane County Courthouse at a scheduled date for his hearing.
However, if the accused was charged with a felony, he or she must wait in jail until his initial appearance in front of the court commissioner. Working with a qualified attorney can often speed up this process so that you or your loved one spends as little time as possible in jail.
In order to get the accused out of jail, you must pay the bail amount. This can be done in a number of ways through bonds. If you are willing and able to pay the entire amount yourself, you can post bail through a cash bond. Otherwise, you may have to work with a bondsman, who often requires you to put up a certain percentage of the bail money. Depending on the method you choose, you will get some if not all of your money back after the accused is tried.
At Tracey Wood and Associates, we understand that this is trying and frustrating time for you and your loved one. We want to help make the legal process as easy for you as possible while giving you or your loved one hope for a fair trial. To learn more about your options, call us today or contact us online for a free case evaluation.