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If you or your loved one was arrested, getting out of jail is your top priority. During your initial court proceedings, a judge will set an amount of money to secure your release from custody. Although you are constitutionally protected from excessive bail, the amount you're required to pay may be above your financial means. Fortunately, you can turn to a reliable and experienced bail bonds company to post bond on your behalf, allowing you to remain out of jail while your case is pending.

For help securing your release from jail in Athens, OH, reach out to the bail bondsmen at Andy Callif Bail Bonds. When you turn to us, you will have peace of mind working with a firm that has been helping people in Athens County and the surrounding areas for more than 22 years. We can provide prompt service and trusted guidance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our team will respond to your inquiries with compassion, honesty, and confidentiality. We are a business built on maintaining the highest level of integrity and personal and professional care to meet each individual's specific needs.

Contact Andy Callif Bail Bonds at (614) 945-4334 for trusted care in Athens, Ohio for bail bonds services.

What Is the Purpose of Bail?

Although bail is an amount of money you pay, it is not imposed as a fine or punishment. Instead, it serves to ensure that you will return to court when scheduled.

After you make bail, you will be released from jail and allowed to wait at home (or a court-sanctioned location) until your pretrial hearings and/or trial. Thus, bail also keeps individuals who are presumed innocent from remaining in custody.

Being out on bail provides you with greater opportunities to work closely and confidentially with your attorney. With increased access to them, you can more effectively develop a defense strategy for your case.

How Is Bail Set?

At a bail hearing or arraignment, a judge will determine what amount to set your bail for.

The judge will consider various factors when deciding bail, including but not limited to:

  • The nature of the offense
  • The evidence against the defendant
  • The defendant's criminal history
  • The risk the defendant poses to the alleged victim or community as a whole
  • Whether the defendant is a flight risk

In some cases, a judge may decide that the defendant can be released on their own recognizance, meaning they do not have to pay anything to get out of jail. In other cases, the judge may deny bail altogether.

What Are the Conditions of Bail?

If you're released on bail, the judge will order certain terms. You must follow these conditions to the letter; otherwise, your bail may be revoked, and you'll be sent back to jail. In severe cases, you may be criminally penalized.

A few of the conditions that might be imposed upon a defendant include being:

  • Under the supervision of a designated agency
  • Restricted on where they can go
  • Under electronic monitoring
  • Prohibited from contacting the victim
  • Required to complete a substance abuse program

One of the main conditions of bail is agreeing to show up to all court proceedings. If you appear as required, the bail you posted will be returned to you (or you will satisfy your agreement with the bail bonds company). However, if you do not attend your hearings, bail will be forfeit, meaning you won't get any of it back.

At Andy Callif Bail Bonds, our Athens, OH bail bondsman can help you understand your obligations when you're out on bail. Speak with us as soon as possible to get the guidance you need in Athens, OH.

Contact us at (614) 945-4334 for a free and confidential consultation with our Athens, OH bail bonds team.

Information for Local Courts, Jails, and Law Enforcement Agencies

Seeking to have your loved one released on bail can be complicated, as they will be processed through several agencies. Thus, it's essential to have the contact information for the courts, jails, and law enforcement agencies in the county your loved one was arrested in.

To help with the process of getting your loved one out of jail, our team has compiled a list of agencies in Athens County:

Athens Police Department

  • Address:

11 N College St.

Athens, OH 45701

  • Phone:

(740) 592-3315

Athens County Sheriff's Office

The Athens County Sheriff's Office works with residents and local businesses to maintain a trusting relationship within the community. It also cooperates with state and federal law enforcement agencies to ensure the safety of the people in Athens County.

  • Address:

13 West Washington Street

Athens, OH 75701

  • Phone:

(740) 593-6633

  • Administrative office hours:

Monday through Friday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

South Eastern Regional Jail

The South Eastern Regional Jail provides professional detention services and offers programs to help inmates get their lives back on track.

  • Address:

16677 Riverside Drive

Nelsonville, OH 45764

  • Phone:

(740) 753-4060

  • Visiting Hours:

Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 pm to 4:25 pm and 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Friday: 12:00 pm to 4:25 pm

Inmates are allowed one 30-minute in-person visitation per week.

Athens County Jail

The Athens County Jail is a detention facility for inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or who have been convicted of a crime.

  • Address:

13 West Washington Street

Athens, OH 45701

  • Phone:

(740) 753-4060

Septa Correctional Facility

The Septa Correctional Facility is a minimum-security prison that houses 112 inmates.

  • Address:

7 District 29

Nelsonville, OH 45764

  • Phone:


Athens County Municipal Court

  • Address:

8 E. Washington Street

Athens, OH 45701

  • Phone:

(740) 592-3328

  • Hours:

Monday through Friday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Athens County Common Pleas Court

The Athens County Common Pleas Court is a trial court that handles civil and felony criminal cases.

  • Address:

1 S. Court Street

Athens, OH 45701

  • Phone:

(740) 592-3242

(740) 593-3591

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