Step 6 • The Booking Process

After the blood is drawn, the DWI investigation is complete and the officer will start the paperwork to book you in jail.

Your personal phone

What you should expect

  • Officer may let you keep your phone before booking you into jail

What you should do

  • Contact who you need to contact to let them know you will be arrested

Phone call from jail

What you should expect

  • If the officer doesn’t allow you to keep your phone, once you are booked in jail, you will be entitled to a phone call

What you should do

  • Commit a phone number to memory so you can make the phone call

Pre-trial Bond

What you should expect

  • Pre Trial Services, will talk to you to see if you are eligible for a pre trial bond

What you should do

  • Answer their questions politely
  • Do not discuss the facts of your case

Whatever you say to the Pre-Trial Services representative about your case may be used against you

Release

What you should expect

  • If approved by Pre-Trial services, you will be released on a Pre-Trial Bond on your own recognisance and not be required to make a bond payment

What you should do

  • Be sure to understand the conditions of your release

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