Is It Possible to Be Bailed Out When You’re Arrested During the Fourth of July Holiday?

Is It Possible to Be Bailed Out When You're Arrested During the Fourth of July Holiday?

As if getting arrested wasn’t already bad enough, you’ve managed to get arrested during the Fourth of July holiday. Not only does this mean you’re losing out on valuable time that you’d planned on spending with friends and family, but it also means wondering if it’s even possible to be bailed out during the holiday weekend.

The answer to whether you can be bailed out of jail on a holiday weekend isn’t easily answered. The truth is that there are a few different issues that can complicate the process.

If it’s a first-time offense on a non-violent crime, you’ll likely be released on your own recognizance right away. When no bail money is required, there’s no reason for the jail to hold you. The only thing making you stay does is make an already crowded and busy jail even more crowded. 

If you’re arrested for a crime that happens to have a set bail attached to it, you’ll also be able to contact Happy’s Bail Bonds in Bakersfield and get released fairly quickly. When this happens, you might spend a little time inside a jail cell while you wait for the contract to be signed and for us to deliver the bail bond check, but it shouldn’t take too long.

Where things get complicated is if a bail hearing is required before your bail is set. If a hearing is required, there will be a delay and you should expect to spend at least a few days in jail. The issue is that because the Fourth of July is a federal holiday courthouses throughout California are closed. Many of the judges use the holiday to enjoy a family vacation. Because so many people are arrested during the Fourth of July holiday, many bail hearings will likely take a little longer than normal to schedule once things open back up.

While there is nothing we can do here at Happy’s Bail Bonds in Bakersfield if you’re waiting for a post-Fourth of July bail hearing, we urge you to contact us anyway. While we won’t be able to write a bail bond or post it until your bail hearing is completed, we can do all the other paperwork so that you’re bailed out shortly after the bail hearing. You won’t believe how much contacting us in advance speeds up the entire process.

Yes, the Fourth of July shuts down the courthouse but it doesn’t slow Happy’s Bail Bonds in Bakersfield down. We’re available 24/7, even during the Fourth of July holiday. Call 951-693-3311 or click the Chat With Us now link for a free consultation.