Some Initial Events In the Montgomery County Criminal Justice Process

Many people who go to jail in Clarksville, Tennessee have never been arrested before. These people, and their families, often have little idea about what to expect. There is a lot of fear, and there is a lot at stake.

For example, any amount of time behind bars can cause a brain injury or other related complications associated with high-stress situations. When cell doors close, stress hormone production rapidly accelerates. These hormones feed the amygdala, which is the part of the brain that regulates emotional responses. If the amygdala gets too big, it’s much harder to control anger, jealousy, fear, and other negative emotions. There are some techniques to reverse stress hormone production such as yoga and bio-feedback therapy but that discussion is for another time.

If you are the one who is arrested and most likely those who love you and live with you will have lots of questions about the criminal justice process, and as outlined below, your Fizer Bonding Company (bail bond near me) bondsman, probably has a lot of the answers. Your bondsman is a lot more than a ticket out of jail, they can also provide the side dishes and dessert to that meal.

How Do I Find Out if Criminal Charges are Filed?

When officers arrest suspects, they sometimes tell accompanying friends and family members about the charges and where the defendant will go next. But they don’t have to and often don’t do so. Therefore, friends and loved ones are often completely left in the dark about what is going on and where someone is being taken to.

Like most other counties in Tennessee, Montgomery County has an online portal with information about civil and criminal cases. This information is free and accessible to the public. But that doesn’t mean that it is easy. Also, like most other counties, this portal can be very hard to navigate to the average person. Furthermore, the site is not very robust. If too many people search at once, it’s likely to crash. Even if you get access, the information contains lots of Legalese.

A bondsman from Fizer Bonding Company (bail bonds clarksville tn) is a much better source of information. Bail bondsmen usually have better access to police and county records. Additionally, they use their experience to fill in the blanks, so to speak….and there are always blanks to fill in during this early search process. Finally, your bail bondsmen will convey necessary information to you in an easy-to-understand way. Without the help of your bondsman, you are likely to have gaps in your information and find it hard to get all your questions answered by a city or county employee.  

How Long Does It Take a Prosecutor to File Charges?

Generally, prosecutors file initial charges within a few hours. The key words here are “generally” and “initial.”

Legally, prosecutors have up to a year to file misdemeanor charges, and even longer to file felony charges. Practically speaking, they cannot keep defendants in jail that long, at least in most cases, but they can dangle the threat of criminal charges before them. This game is especially common in drug cases and usually goes like this; “cooperate and we’ll drop charges…if you don’t cooperate, we’ll file charges”.

Furthermore, the initial charges are just that. They are based on the initial findings and could be based on little more than the police offense report. If a subsequent investigation reveals more evidence, which it often does, prosecutors will enhance the charges. We are getting deep into hypothetical details here, so let’s just assume its safe to say that at this point, a defendant would well into the consult with a defending attorney.

In contrast to the possibilities of how long a prosecution charge will take, a bondsman with Fizer Bonding Company (24 hour bail bondsman) gets you out of jail fast. From start to finish, the release process rarely takes more than a few hours and is the least expensive way to get out of jail.

To get a partner like that on your side, contact Fizer Bonding Company 24-7 every day of the year. To see more info about how bail bonds work click here. Fizer Bonding Company is a member of Tennessee Association of Professional Bail Agents.

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