What to Do if Your Family Member Was Arrested and Is Being Held at Juab County Jail
If your spouse or relative was just taken into custody at the Juab County Jail, you probably have lots of questions about what to expect and what to do next. That’s why we created this informational resource for the families and loved ones of Juab County Jail detainees, which explains:
- How to bail someone out of the Juab County Jail.
- Some possible alternatives if the initial bail amount is too expensive.
- Pros and cons of using a bail bondsman.
- Phone numbers for bail bond companies located in Nephi, UT.
If you have any questions about the charges against your loved one, the process of posting bail, or any other aspect of Utah’s criminal justice system, please do not hesitate to call criminal defense lawyer Darwin Overson at (801) 758-2287 to set up a free and confidential consultation. Supported by an absolute commitment to protecting defendants’ rights and providing aggressive legal representation, Darwin has over 16 years of experience handling misdemeanors and felonies in Utah, including:
- Aggravated Assault
- Domestic Violence
- Drug Possession
- Drug Distribution
- DUI (Driving Under the Influence)
- Possession of Marijuana
- Sex Crimes
- Simple Assault
How to Bail a Person Out of the Juab County Jail
Under the Utah Constitution, all offenses are bailable with the exception of aggravated murder, the only crime in Utah for which capital punishment is a possible sentence. Other reasons a defendant might not be eligible for release on bail include:
- Being charged with any felony while already on parole or probation, provided there is also “substantial evidence” against the defendant.
- Being charged with certain crimes when both “substantial evidence” exists and the person would endanger public safety and/or be likely to flee from law enforcement.
If none of these statements apply, your loved one should be eligible for release pending trial. You can bail out a spouse or family member by posting bail directly at the Juab County Jail, which is located at the following address:
45 West Center Street
Nephi, UT 84648
If you have any questions, such as whether your loved one’s bail is bondable or cash-only, the acceptable attire for visitors to the jail, or the types of documentation you’ll need to bring with you, you can:
- Call the Juab County Sheriff’s Office at (435) 623-1344
- Send an email to danderson (at) juab (dot) utah (dot) gov
What Are My Options if I Can’t Afford the Bail Amount?
Unfortunately, the price of bail can be quite high, often costing thousands or tens of thousands of dollars for more serious crimes. The more prior offenses a defendant has on his or her record, the costlier bail has the potential to become.
If you’ve been worried about how you’re going to afford your loved one’s bail amount, try to put your mind at ease. There are a few potential remedies to this issue, depending on the situation.
One possible solution is to work with an experienced criminal attorney, who can fight on your loved one’s behalf to bring the bail amount down to a more manageable level. When a judge initially sets a defendant’s bail beyond what is reasonable and necessary considering the circumstances, it is sometimes possible to have the bail amount lowered through a bail reduction hearing. “Excessive bail” is banned under Utah’s Constitution.
Another possibility is “Release on Recognizance” (ROR), which is a special form of bail that’s completely cost-free. However, ROR is generally made available only to defendants who can prove that they are not dangerous to public safety, have strong community ties, and are unlikely to evade the police.
Contact Information for Bondsmen in Nephi, UT
If there are no other alternatives, using a bail bond might be the most effective strategy. However, there are both advantages and drawbacks to bail bonds, so it’s important to weigh your options carefully.
On the plus side, bonds are fast, convenient, and affordable, costing only a fraction of the total bail amount upfront – typically 10% to 15%. However, by cosigning the bail bond, you also agree to take on financial liability if the defendant fails to appear in court. You could be sued, and any possessions you may have put up as collateral could be repossessed. Additionally, the upfront fee you pay is nonrefundable, even if the defendant is later acquitted (found “not guilty”).
As the location of the Juab County Jail, Nephi is home to numerous bail bond companies, whose phone numbers are listed below. It’s completely understandable that you want to see your loved one freed as soon as possible, but because cosigning a bail bond can have serious financial repercussions, it’s a good idea to put in a little research and call a few different businesses before you settle on a decision. A good bail bondsman will be happy to present licensing information upon request, and will take the time to courteously answer any questions you might have about the process.
- A Plus 24-Hour Bail Bonds – (435) 623-3331
- Beehive Bail Bonds – (435) 623-2146
- Liberty Bail Bonds – (435) 623-4833
- Rebel Bail Bonds – (435) 623-2181
- Uintah Basin Bail Bonds – (435) 623-8100
- Utah Bail Bond – (435) 623-0550
If one of your loved ones is being held at Utah’s Juab County Jail while awaiting trial, it’s important to make sure an aggressive, experienced criminal lawyer is watching out for violations of his or her Constitutional rights. Call attorney Darwin Overson at (801) 758-2287 right away to talk about your family’s legal options in a free, completely confidential consultation. Darwin is prepared to make emergency jail visits whenever necessary.