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If you or your loved one has been arrested, to secure release from jail, you may be required to post bail. A judge sets the amount you must pay. If it's more than you have on hand at the time of your arrest, you can turn to a bail bonds company to post a bond on your behalf. Although several bonds companies may be available in your area, you want to ensure you receive help from a firm that knows the process well and has a record for helping people get out of police custody.

At Andy Callif Bail Bonds, we have been serving Washington Court House, Ohio, and the surrounding areas since 1960. Throughout that time, we have maintained an unmatched level of professionalism and integrity. With 24/7 availability, we will be there when you need us. Our team will respond promptly to your inquiries and deliver the skilled guidance you need to help you or your loved one seek release from jail. We proudly serve Washington Court House, OH, and Highland, Fayette, and Clinton Counties.

To learn about your options during a free and confidential case evaluation, call us at (614) 945-4334 or contact us online.

What Does It Mean to Post Bail?

When a person is accused of a crime, they must answer to the charges. That means they must appear in court and challenge the allegations made against them. Typically after an arrest, a person is held in jail to ensure that they show up for their hearings. But because courts handle numerous cases, the accused might be required to remain in custody for months or even years. Being locked up while awaiting trial is unfair, especially because a criminal charge does not mean a person is guilty.

When someone posts bail, they have paid money to get out of jail. In exchange for their release, they promise to attend all court proceedings. Essentially, bail serves two purposes: It remedies the injustice of keeping an innocent person behind bars, and it ensures that the defendant will appear in court for their case.

What Is the Bail Process?

The bail process begins with an initial court appearance or an arraignment. At this proceeding, a judge determines what amount to set bail at.

The judge's decision is based on:

  • The crime committed;
  • The defendant's personal and criminal history;
  • The State's evidence against the accused;
  • Whether the defendant is a danger to others;
  • Whether the defendant is likely to flee the area prior to trial

After bail is set, the defendant pays the amount to the court or jail. Once payment is received, orders are issued for the defendant's release from jail.

In situations where the bail amount is beyond the defendant's financial means, they can have a company, such as Andy Callif Bail Bonds, post a bond for them. A bond is essentially a note promising that the defendant will adhere to all conditions of bail, including showing up for all court appearances.

When a bail bond company is used, it will typically require a 10% fee to post bail on the defendant's behalf. If the defendant appears in court as scheduled, they won't be required to pay the remaining amount of their bail (however, the bail bond company will keep the 10% fee for their services). But, if the defendant fails to appear, they are responsible for putting up the entire amount of bail. They may also face additional sanctions, including criminal charges.

Contact Andy Callif Bail Bonds Today

Remaining behind bars while your criminal case is pending can put a strain on your personal and professional life, and can make it difficult to build a defense against your charges. We understand how important it is for you or your loved one to get out of jail after an arrest. That is why we provide the prompt, professional services you need in Washington Court House, Ohio.

To discuss your situation during a free consultation, contact us at (614) 945-4334 today.

Washington Court House Law Enforcement and Justice Agencies

Getting your loved one out of jail quickly and efficiently is important. But when you're dealing with the shock of the situation and a complex criminal justice system, it can be challenging to know where to go or what agency to contact.

To assist in the initial stages of seeking release for your loved one, our team at Andy Callif Bail Bonds has put together a list of the law enforcement agencies, jails, and courts in Washington Court House, OH, and Fayette County.

Below is the contact information for the agencies:

Washington Court House Police Department

The Washington Court House Police Department employs a community-based approach to keep residents and visitors safe.

  • Address:

130 N Fayette Street

Washington Court House, OH 43160

  • Phone:

(740) 636-2370

Fayette County Sheriff's Office

The Fayette County Sheriff's department is committed to ensuring public safety and provides a wide range of services, including law enforcement, jail operations, and investigations.

  • Address:

113 E Market Street

Washington Court House, OH 43160

  • Phone:

(740) 335-6170

Fayette County Jail

  • Address:

113 E Market Street

Washington Court House, OH 43160

  • Phone:

(740) 333-3783

  • Visiting Hours:

Sundays: 9:00 am to 11:00 am, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Washington Court House Municipal Court

The Washington Court House Municipal Court has jurisdiction over misdemeanor offenses and traffic violations that occurred within Fayette County.

  • Address:

119 N. Main Street

Washington Court House, OH 43160

  • Phone:

(740) 636-2350

  • Hours:

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

Fayette County Court of Common Pleas

The Fayette County Court of Common Pleas is a trial court that handles felony criminal cases.

  • Address:

3rd Floor Court House

110 E. Court Street

Washington Court House, OH 43160

  • Fax:

(740) 333-3557

  • Hours:

Monday through Friday: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

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  • “Works hard to get a bond through by the 4pm deadline. No one wants another night in the gladiator pits of the workhouse.”

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  • “I don't know the first thing about the jail system or bonds and Andy and his staff walked me through the whole process with kid gloves. I was even short a few dollars and that wasn't an issue at all either.”

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