Where do you post bail?
The Clerk of Courts Office accepts payment for bail for all criminal cases pending at the Court of Common Pleas. District Courts accept bail for cases pending in their jurisdiction during office hours. After hours and on weekends, bail can be posted for district court cases and the Court of Common Pleas cases at the Adams County Correctional Facility if the defendant is housed there.
In the Clerk of Courts Office, bail is accepted during office between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The Clerk of Courts Office can only post bail if the defendant has had a preliminary hearing or if it is a violation of a sentencing order. If the preliminary hearing has not occurred, contact the district court.
When bail is posted at the prison for a Common Pleas case, the defendant and the surety MUST report to the Clerk of Courts office the next business day by 11:00 a.m. to complete all bail papers.
You may choose to use a bail bondsman instead of posting bail yourself. You will need to choose a bondsman that has been approved by the Adams County Courts. Contact your bondsman for further assistance.
Bail Bondsman - A person who engages in the business of giving bail as a surety for compensation.
Surety - A person who pledges security, whether or not for compensation, in exchange for the release from custody of a person charged with a crime prior to adjudication. [Read More