When a family member or close friend is arrested for a serious crime in Allegheny County, there is a chance that your friend or family member may be placed in jail waiting for someone outside of the jail to post bail. Granted, not all crimes require jail time in Allegheny County.
Indeed, if you are charged with a DUI,
Retail Theft or
Disorderly Conduct, you may be charged by summons, where the police department starts the process by simply mailing a copy of the charges to your address requiring you to appear for a
preliminary hearing on a certain date.
However, in instances where a person is charged with a serious crime like homicide,
drug charges or
DUI involving an accident, a person may be arrested at the scene of the crime, taken to a judge and placed in jail until they are able to post bond. A family member or friend would then post the bond by going to the bank, taking out cash and drive down to the clerk to post bond for the person in jail.
Now, persons seeking to post bond for someone can simply go online to https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/Bail/Default.aspx and use the
PAePay Bail system to post bond with a Major Credit card. A small processing fee will be added to the card, but the online
PAePay Bail system will save time for the payor and speed up the bail process for the person seeking to obtain release from the Allegheny county Jail.
Creators of the PAePay system believe that the system will also assist with decreasing the jail population and create an easier process for individuals to post bond.
Attorney Frank Walker of Frank Walker Law is a National Top 100
Criminal Defense Lawyer and
Personal Injury Attorney with offices in
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and
Morgantown West Virginia.
If you or someone you love are facing criminal charges or seriously injured in an accident, contact Attorney Frank Walker immediately at 412-315-7441,
24 hours a day, 7 days a week for aggressive and experienced Criminal Defense or Representation in a Civil Case.