The Bail Bond Process
The following scenario is typical for people arrested in Duval County. Please keep in mind that each case is different, and that prior arrest records, volume of people being processed, and conditions at the jail, can greatly impact the time required for booking. Please call Bail Bonds Express at (904) 854-0707 or (904) 854-4412 for timely updates or specific information. You may also call the Jail information number (904) 630-5760 to find out the defendant's status at any given time. The defendant themselves may not be able to contact you from jail, so it is best that you initiate contact with the jail or Bail Bonds Express to gather any available information. We always have a live bondsman or agent available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Jail policy stipulates the following conditions require a defendant to appear in court (9 A.M. or 1 P.M. daily, at the jail) before bond may be set and posted:
•Domestic violence cases (unless arrested on warrant)
•All Defendants with prior felony convictions
•Defendants arrested on felony charges (unless arrested on warrant)
DUIs (Driving Under Influence) or arrestees on other alcohol-related charges are required to remain in custody a minimum of eight hours before bond can be posted.
People arrested on misdemeanor or felony charges, warrants, and child support violations are transported to the John E. Goode Pre-trial Detention Center (Duval County Jail) located at 500 East Adams Street in downtown Jacksonville.
There is no way anyone outside the jail can initiate a direct contact with a defendant during processing.
Processing and clearance usually takes 12 hours, rarely less than eight hours. For 24-hour, automated information on an inmate, you may call the jail directly. Have a pen and paper handy to write down the Defendant's jail number, time of booking into the jail, and charges. For periodic updates and a report on current jail processing times, please call Liberty. We are available 24/7 and are always pleased to help.