I recently discovered a small issue with the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.
While downtown for a hearing, I heard a mother complain about the fact that her son had posted bond in a municipal court. However, the paperwork did not get sent downtown, meaning that the Common Pleas Court was not showing that bond had been posted.
As a result of this, the mother had to go home and retrieve the bond paperwork while her son was booked and processed into the jail.
I am sure that this is not a problem unique to Cuyahoga County -- I am sure that it is not something that is common, and only happens in a rare number of cases..
Still, you don't want to be the one who has to sit while waiting for the paperwork to catch up.
As such, I strongly recommend that clients bring copies of their bond/bail paperwork with them to their felony arraignment. This recommendation does not apply in just Cuyahoga County, but is a good rule for courts anywhere.
While the person may still have to be booked into the county jail, by having copies of the bond paperwork handy, the client can show the paperwork that proves that the bond was posted.
This simple step can help alieve a lot of needless stress (and even some needless time in the county jail).
If you or a loved one are facing a difficult situation, please do not hesitate to contact VanHo Law at 330-653-8511 or contact us online here.