What happens next to the defendant after he/she is booked? When can they be bailed out of jail?

These are the most common things that happen once a person is booked.

  • Sometimes a defendant is released and no charges are filed.
  • The defendant is released on his/her own recognizance (R.O.R), however, the person must make all court appearances or there will be a warrant issued and the process begins again.
  • The defendant is released on bail bond.
  • No bail is set and the defendant must remain in jail until he/she goes to court.