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I am sorry to hear this.
Please tell me which Coiurt this woukd be in and I can look to see if it has a published bail schedule.
It is not posted on line.
You have to call the Cole County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is online.
You could call a local bail bond company and they will have a copy of the bail schedule.
I hope this information is helpful.
You can call the police or Sheriff to see if there is an active warrant.
If there is, it is common to have aa attorney arange for your peaceful surrender on the warrant with an immediate bail hearing and a bail bond company lined up.
The Sheriffs have always told me, I cannot guarantee what they will do in your location. But this is a pretty routine type of phone call for them to get. Sometimes people have an attorney or friend call them.
If there is a warrant you should consult a local attorney.
You can get a free consultation from some of the local attorneys listed here.
If a warrant was recently issued it usually takes at least a few days to serve it, and it is generally better to arrange for a peaceful surrender than to get nabbed at midnight on a Friday when there may not be a judge available to set bail. I have seen warrants executed at the most inconvenient time imaginable for the arrestee. So, I am not allowed to give legal advice, but I think every lawyer in the US would say, if there is a warrant, arrange for a peaceful surrender.
That would be very unllikely to happen with a misdemeanor warrant or most felony warrants.
It is unlikely they would not tell you if there is a warrant. You can call the Court Clerk or the Sheriff or the police, I usually call the Sheriff.