First Appearance

All arrestees who do not bond out of jail will routinely appear before a judge within 24 hours after arrest. The judge will inform the arrestee of the charge(s) and, if appropriate, will set a bond amount.

In misdemeanor cases, the judge may accept a guilty plea and release the arrestee on his own recognizance or time served. In felony cases, the judge may raise or lower the bond. The judge may order the inmate screened to be released on Supervised ROR. This process takes longer for the inmate to be released due to the screening process.

Booking receives the results from first appearance around 5:00pm. each day from the Clerk of Courts. If you are calling for bond information on a newly arrested person, please wait until the results are received.

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