If your friend or family member is arrested in Maricopa County, Arizona, he or she may be booked into jail. After he or she arrives at the jail, he or she will be processed and then will either wait in jail to appear in court or until someone bails him or her out of jail.
People who are arrested for misdemeanor offenses might be booked into the 4th Avenue Jail while those who are arrested for felony offenses will likely be booked into that facility.
Below is information from the Shah Law Firm about posting bail at the 4th Avenue Jail in Phoenix.
What are Bail and Bond?
Bail is a conditional release of a defendant in exchange for a financial arrangement that someone else makes for the defendant. To secure the release of the defendant, a person or bail bonds agent will post the money or collateral. Bail is set by the court.
The person who posts bail for a defendant will be responsible for ensuring that he or she attends his or her court appearances. Bond is an agreement that the full bail amount will be paid. Some courts will accept a 10% down payment of the total bail amount.
Posting a Bond for someone at the 4th Avenue Jail
To post a bond for someone at the 4th Avenue Jail, you will want to know the forms of payment that the facility accepts. The 4th Avenue Jail only accepts the following types of payments for bond:
- Cashier’s check
- Postal money order
- Western Union money order
- U.S. currency in the exact amount of the bond
- Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover
Whichever of these forms of payment that you choose, they must be made out to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. If the transaction is for $10,000 or more, your Social Security number will be required because of Internal Revenue Service rules.