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  • Writer's pictureSamantha Gahn

How Can I Get Someone Out of Jail in New Orleans?

Updated: Oct 28, 2023


Jail in New Orleans
Jail in New Orleans

New Orleans is a city alive with the rhythms of jazz, the aroma of Creole cuisine, and the buzz of Mardi Gras celebrations. Yet, amidst the festive atmosphere, there are instances where circumstances can take an unexpected turn, leading to an arrest.

When a loved one finds themselves in such a situation, it's natural to feel overwhelmed and uncertain about what to do next. The following steps can help guide you through the process of getting someone out of jail in New Orleans:

1. Locate Your Loved One:

The first step is to determine where your loved one is being held. You can contact the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office (OPSO) at (504) 827-6705 or visit their website to search for an inmate

2. Determine the Charges:

Once you've located your loved one, find out the charges against them. This information can be obtained from the OPSO or from the arresting officer.

3. Contact a Experienced New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney:

Engaging a experienced New Orleans criminal defense attorney is crucial to protect your loved one's rights and secure their release. The attorney will explain the charges, advise on the bail process, and represent your loved one in court.

Contact Moisant Law Firm:

Reach out to Moisant Law Firm at (225) 803-0596 for immediate legal assistance. Our experienced attorneys are dedicated to providing comprehensive support and guidance during this challenging time.

4. Understand Bail Options:

Bail is a financial guarantee that ensures the defendant's appearance in court. In New Orleans, there are several bail options:

  • Personal Recognizance (PR): For minor offenses, the court may release the defendant on their own recognizance without bail.

  • Cash Bond: The full bail amount is paid directly to the court. The money is refunded upon the defendant's appearance at all court proceedings.

  • Commercial Surety Bond (Bail Bond): A licensed bail bondsman posts the bond for a non-refundable fee, typically 13% of the bail amount.

  • Property Bond: The court may accept real estate or other valuable assets as collateral for the bail amount.

  • Personal Surety Bond Undertaking (PSBU): A qualified individual pledges their assets as collateral for the bail amount.

5. Initiate the Bail Process:

Your attorney will guide you through the bail process, which involves filing a motion for bail and attending a bail hearing. The judge will determine the bail amount and conditions for release.

6. Arrange Bail Payment:

Once the bail amount is set, you can pay it directly to the court or through a bail bondsman. If paying the full amount is a financial hardship, a bail bondsman can assist for a fee.

7. Secure Release:

Upon completion of the bail process, your loved one will be released from jail. Your attorney will inform you of the release procedures and any conditions imposed by the court.

Moisant Law Firm is committed to providing personalized and compassionate legal representation throughout the entire process. We understand the emotional strain involved and are here to help you navigate this challenging situation.


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