What’s a Records Check?
Before jail allows someone to go free until their court hearing, the person must pass a records check. The person will be fingerprinted, and those fingerprints will be sent to the Department of Justice. Once the fingerprints are received and processed as needed, the defendant can leave jail.
A records check sounds like it would take a matter of minutes, but sometimes, it can take hours. Why? For one, the Department of Justice does not operate 24/7; they shut down for regular maintenance daily. Second, there may not always be a technician monitoring incoming records checks. This means the defendant may have to wait hours, even days, beyond the point when they could have been released when they posted bail. Bail cannot be accepted until a records check completion.
Greenfield Bail Bond Store agents are available to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. While we cannot expedite the records check process, we can ensure that any paperwork and proceedings for posting your bail can be filed quickly. We want to minimize your wait time in jail as much as possible, so it’s best to call us as soon as you know you need us!