Tulsa County Jail Process
Being arrested can be a terrifying experience for anyone. Not understanding the process that occurs following an arrest can make things worse. While the situation may seem daunting, there is nothing in the process that is designed to harm or frighten anyone who has been arrested.
The Jail Process Explained
Every step of the jail process is designed to ensure fair and equitable treatment for anyone accused of a crime.
- Upon arrival, the officers will establish the identity of the person who has been arrested and also check for any medical or mental problems that must be addressed before continuing.
- An officer of the same gender will then pat down the accused to ensure no dangerous or hazardous materials enter the jail.
- The accused is then finger printed and a mug shot is taken to ensure that a person’s identity is known by the state.
- A nurse will examine the accused to ensure there are no pressing physical needs that must be addressed.
- At this point, the authorities will give the person the bond amount that must be paid to exit jail and allow them to contact loved ones.
While movies and TV shows like to pretend that a person only gets one call, the state of Oklahoma allows as many calls as the person needs to get in contact with loved ones or a lawyer. However, once a person is moved from general intake to a pod (cell) they will need to have money put on their “book” in order to continue making calls.
Legal Help To Make the Process Easier
Even though the arrest and booking process is designed to be efficient, it can still be a terrifying experience to go through. Being charged with a crime is a serious matter, and must be handled correctly.
At Edge Criminal Defense, our team understands the gravity of the situation and can work with you to make the process easier. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, contact us online for a free consultation.