How do I Get Bail

CITIZEN: If I Am Arrested, How Do I Get Bail?

If you are arrested, you may be granted bail:

On your own recognizance (that means you are known by the officer and can be trusted to appear in court)

Or someone will have to agree to swear that you will not run away and you will appear in court as scheduled. This means that the person stands ‘surety’ for you.

If you are not granted station bail, you are taken into custody and put in police lock-up until you appear in court.

The final decision about granting or denying you bail lies with the Court