What Happens After an Arrest?
If someone you know has been arrested in the Seattle area, it's likely that they'll be taken to King County Jail - this jail is located in downtown Seattle. There, the defendant will wait to appear before a judge, who controls when.
Once they appear before a judge, the judge will set their terms for release. Depending on a number of factors, such as the seriousness of the crime and past criminal history, the judge will either release the defendant on their own recognizance, or set a bail amount that must be paid in order for them to be released.
What Can I Do?
If you get a call from someone you know that has been arrested, we recommend calling a local bail bond agency as soon as possible. Bail bond agencies are experts in getting people out of jail, and know the ins and outs of posting bail. Bail agencies can provide you with information about the defendant's bail conditions, and help you get your loved one or friend out of jail as fast as possible.
All City Bail Bonds is located in downtown Seattle, directly across the street from the King County Jail. We've been working directly with the King County Jail for over 30 years, and can get people bailed out of jail in King County as fast as the law allows. We're ready 24/7, 365 days a year to help you with all of your bail needs in King County.