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12 Hours in Jail and I’m out for Free?

If you, a friend, or loved one has ever been arrested in Nevada for a battery domestic violence, one of the biggest misconseptions is the 12 hour cooling period. It’s easy to get confused while speaking with officers and while in custody. Many times officer tell offenders that they are only going to be detained for 12 hours, and then released on their own recognance, or ROR’d.

What they are not told during their time of arrest, is that the12 hour cool off period, is not an automatic release from jail once the 12 hours is up! Most defendants think that they’ll just have to wait 12 hours and then get cut loose from jail after they “cool off.” That is true, but only if you post bail.

You are guarenteed to be detained for a minimum of 12 hours because that’s a MANDATORY holding period when arrested for this particular offense. If you don’t bail out or call a bail bondsman to bail you out immediatly however, you could be stuck in jail for several days until you see a judge, who may or may not release you. Don’t worry though, at Loves Bail Bonds we won’t let you spend an extra minute longer in jail than you have to be in there for!

1 Comment(s)

  1. Jim Henry

    Jail Sucks. It’s nice to know that somebody’s working hard to get you out!

    August 5, 2018 at 4:19 pm | Reply

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