How do Bail Bonds work at Pima County-Ajo Detention Center
Bail is the temporary release of an accused person awaiting trial on condition that a sum of cash money be lodged to guarantee their appearance in Pima County Court in Ajo, Arizona.
Once the defendant is booked and filed for arrest, a custody and bail hearing will be scheduled, usually within 48 hours.
At the hearing the judge may issue a bail or bond amount. This bail or bond is a refundable sum of cash money paid to the court to provide incentive for the defendant to attend all scheduled court hearings.
Instructions on how to post Bail or Bond in Pima County
Bail bonds are accepted at the Pima County Adult Detention Complex, Inmate Accounts Office located in the main lobby at 1270 W. Silverlake Road in Tucson.
Bonds are accepted in the following three ways:
1. Surety and currency bonds posted by bail bond agents are taken 24 hours a day at the Inmate Accounts Office window.
2. Cash, credit and debit card transactions are accepted at lobby kiosks located at the Main Jail Complex 24 hours a day and at the Mission Road Facility, during front desk hours. The Mission Road Facility front desk hours are 6:00 a.m.to 10:00 p.m.
There are fees associated with the electronic payment services and maximum amounts you can deposit online at any one time.
Most bond transactions are processed within the hour.
ID validation will be required for all bonds.
Cash, money order, or cashier checks are accepted at the Inmate Accounts office located in the lobby of the Main Jail Complex at 1270 W. Silverlake Road.
The Inmate Accounts Window will only accept:
Bail bondsmen are found online with a google search.
The Pima County Sheriff's Department is not permitted to recommend a bondsman, nor assist you in contacting a bondsman.
An inmate released from custody or being bonded out will be processed as soon as possible; however, it may take up to five hours for the inmate to be released.
Who can post Bail or Bond for a Defendant at Pima County-Ajo Detention Center?
Anyone over the age of 18 who can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can post bail. Accepted forms of ID include a Photo Driver's License, Passport, or Motor Vehicle issued ID.
In many circumstances, if the defendant has the resources, they can post their own cash bail from jail.
Surety Bonds are arranged by a third party, typically a Arizona state licensed Bail Bond firm.
Juveniles may only be bailed or bonded out of custody by a parent or legal guardian.
How are Bail or Bond Amounts decided in the city of Ajo, in Pima County, state of Arizona
As a general rule, a judge will most likely set a higher bail or bond for more serious crimes and a lower amount for less serious crimes. Other factors may include, but are not limited to:
When will the Cash Bail or Collateral be returned to me?
Money or collateral will not be returned until the defendant's court case is finished, so realistically it could take several months to years, depending on the severity of the charges. If a defendant posts his or her own bail, Pima County Court may retain whatever amount of fines or fees have accumulated throughout the trial.
What happens to my Bail or Collateral if the Defendant misses Court?
The Judge may order a failure to appear warrant for the person's arrest or the Judge may order a Bail Commissioner's Letter be issued that will be sent to the person with a new court date.
If cash bail was paid, the entire amount may be forfeited.