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What Happens if I’m Arrested in Dallas County?

The stress of being arrested is often made worse when you don’t know what’s going to happen to you. A-EZ Out cares about keeping our clients educated about the legal system and their own rights, which is why we’re giving you a breakdown of the Dallas County arrest process, jails, visitation information, and the basics of the bail process. 

If you can’t afford to pay the full bail price you’re given, you aren’t alone. A-EZ Out is available 24/7 to help you get out of jail and back to your life after an arrest.

Arrests in Dallas County

If you get arrested in Dallas County, you’ll be sent to one of four jails within the Dallas County’s Sheriff’s department. There are two more jails, the George Allen Jail and ‘The Old Jail’, that are both currently closed. Arrestees will be sent to one of the following jails in Dallas County:

  • Lew Sterrett Justice Center
  • North Tower Detention Facility
  • West Tower Detention Facility
  • Suzanne Lee Kays Detention Facility
  • The George Allen Jail
  • The ‘Old Jail’

Dallas County Jail

The Dallas County Jails are big enough to hold more than 7,100 inmates at a time, and the total staff is 900 employees. The facilities are self-sufficient and operate 24/7, every day of the year. The West Tower detention facility acts as a mental housing facility for people dealing with issues like substance abuse or suicidal thoughts. Inmates sent to this facility will be assessed by medical professionals and housed accordingly.

Visitation Regulations

Visitation is heavily regulated in Dallas County Jails. All visitors need to be listed on the inmate’s Visitor Card, only two children are allowed per adult, and the adult will be asked to give additional information about any children they bring. Any visitor over the age of seventeen needs to have a valid I.D. and undergo a metal detector test or a pat-down examination to ensure no prohibited items make it inside the jail. 

Items you aren’t allowed to bring into the visitation room include cell phones, purses, cameras, umbrellas, tobacco, or lighters.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dallas County Jail is offering video visitations. These visitations are a privilege that can be revoked, and all video visitations need to be scheduled at least three days in advance. Each video visit lasts 20 minutes, and inmates aren’t restricted to a certain number of off-site video visitations per week. On-site video visitations, however, are restricted to two a week.

24/7 Bail Bonds With A-EZ Out

A-EZ Out is available 24/7 to bail you or a loved one out of any jail in Tarrant, Dallas, Denton, or Collin Counties. Our experienced bail bondsmen will get to work on your case right away, and our close proximity to the Tarrant County Municipal Center means your paperwork could get processed faster when you work with us. Staying in jail means missing out on work, school, important bills, and time with your family. Get out of jail and back to your life with A-EZ Out!

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