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I am sorry to hear about this. In such a situation, the authorities will want to take the Defendant in to process them. So yes, this means going to local county jail to be fingerprinted, etc. One can then quickly bond out (often this is pre-planned using a bail bondsman and if so, one can bond out within 24 hours most of the time of the bail can be afforded) and then one goes to Court for the matter.
If one cannot afford the bail money, then one stays in jail awaiting the end of the case.
Finally, whether or not the Court orders incarceration as part of a sentence if the person is found guilty is of course up to the Court.
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