Austin Jail Release Lawyers
Getting Your Loved One Out of Police Custody
Receiving a call from your loved one telling you that they have been arrested and are in jail can be shocking and nerve-racking. One of your primary concerns is getting your loved one released from police custody as soon as possible. But the legal system is complex, and you might not know where to start or what steps to follow. Fortunately, you can have a lawyer guide you through the entire process. Applying their knowledge and skills, they can make the situation easier to handle and do what is necessary to get your loved one out of jail.
At Peek Law Group, our jail release attorneys in Austin have helped friends and family members of those arrested and taken into custody in Travis County. We assist with all aspects of these matters. Our team reviews probable cause affidavits, prepares and submits necessary paperwork, and appears before a judge or magistrate on behalf of our clients. We understand how important it is to get a loved one out of jail while awaiting trial. That is why we work efficiently to help in these situations.
How an Attorney Can Help With the Jail Release Process
The jail release process begins with a police officer arresting someone because the officer believes that the individual has been involved in a crime. The officer will take the person to the police station for booking, where the person’s information, fingerprints, and photograph will be taken.
The police officer sends a probable cause affidavit to a magistrate or judge. The affidavit is a document detailing the officer’s reason for making the arrest. The magistrate or judge will review it and determine whether probable cause existed to take the individual into custody and at what amount bond should be set. The individual appears before the magistrate or judge, who officially informs them of the charges and the conditions necessary for release from jail.
In some cases, an arrest can happen in the early morning hours when a judge or magistrate is not available to review the matter right away. Arrests occurring outside of operating hours can cause delays, and the individual would have to wait longer to be considered for release.
Our jail release attorneys in Austin can get started on your loved one’s case soon after their arrest. Once the officer has submitted the probable cause affidavit, we can get a copy of it to understand the alleged incident and identify a course of action.
If your loved one is taken into custody late at night or early in the morning, we can pursue options to secure release even if a magistrate or judge has not set bail.
Contact Peek Law Group Today
Getting a loved one released from jail after an arrest has several benefits. It allows them to continue to go to work or school and spend time with friends and family outside of the facility’s visiting hours. It also enables them to access the resources necessary to craft a defense against their criminal charge. Our team is ready to assist in freeing your loved one from police custody.
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