Phone Calls From Jail: Know Your Rights When Arrested

Getting arrested isn’t something that anybody really wants, so it can be hard to know what to do when it happens to you. You’ve probably seen what jail looks like in the movies, but the truth is that it isn’t always like that.

Rights to Know When Calling From Jail

Do you know your rights if you get arrested for something you did or were wrongfully accused of? Most people don’t know their rights, but you can change that. Do you know that you are allowed to make phone calls while being arrested? Use this guide to help you learn more about what to do if you end up in jail.

Phone Calls
You’ve probably heard that you get a single call from jail, and if the person you’re looking for doesn’t answer, you go right back into the tank. Luckily for you, that’s a Hollywood myth that’s better in stories than it is in real life.

The truth is that you actually get up to three calls when you go to jail. While you might be out of luck if you try three people who don’t respond to you, the fact is that police officers for the most part want you to reach someone so they can bail you out.

You’ll often find that you get more phone calls if you’re trying to reach somebody for that purpose.

Who Pays?
Cell phones are a part of life for people who aren’t in jail, but that culture simply doesn’t exist when you’re in a holding cell. That’s why you have to use a pay phone.

Local calls are going to be free when you’re in jail, but if you’re calling somebody who isn’t local, you’re on the line for the call fees. That generally means that you’re going to have to call collect and have the person on the other end pay for the call. You have to reimburse them later for the minimal cost of a call.

Bail Bonds
Your friend or someone in the family just got arrested? Contact Signature Bail Bonds at (714) 240-2245 for free bail information and expert advice on bail bonds in Orange County.

Luis Mier is the Owner of Signature Bail Bonds, a bail bonds agency based in Orange County, California. As a bail bondsman, Luis understands the urgency of having to get someone out of jail and does whatever it takes to ensure that the process of getting a bond is as quick and stress-free as possible. Whether looking for bail bonds in Anaheim, Irvine, Newport Beach, Orange or Santa Ana, Luis and his team make sure that their clients are covered, 24/7. Google +