How is a jailed person's bond determined?
The judges of our county have determined a bond schedule that the jail uses to determine the bond amount. The amount is determined by the type of crime and number of crimes that were committed. Some crimes are only eligible for bond after a mandatory fixed jail term (i.e., public intoxication requires 12 hours of incarceration to make sure the person is sober when they are released, domestic abuse related charges also carry a 12 hour minimum hold time before release, and OWI charges have minimum hold times related to the arrested person's blood alcohol content).

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1. What is the number to the jail?
2. Can you tell me if someone is wanted on warrant?
3. How do I obtain a handgun permit?
4. How can I request a street closure for a special event?
5. How do I get my vehicle out of impound?
6. If the required documents to get my vehicle released are in the impounded vehicle what can I do?
7. To whom may an impounded vehicle be released?
8. Where can I pay the fine for a traffic citation?
9. How long can I park in a handicap parking space downtown? I have a handicap license plate/sticker.
10. Who can get a copy of a crash report?
11. Can my kids ride in the bed of my pick-up truck? Can anyone ride in the bed of my pick-up truck?
12. If my passenger is not wearing a seat belt, can I get a ticket?
13. How long can I leave my car parked on the street? I drive it about once every couple of weeks.
14. My house has no off-street parking and people sometimes park on the street in "my space" in front of my residence. Is this allowed?
15. I really hate the color and design of our license plate. Can I cover it with some of that nice looking red tinted Plexiglas to match the color of my car?
16. How dark can I tint my car windows?
17. May I have a handicap parking space installed in front of where I live or where I have a business?
18. How do I register my moped or scooter?
19. How do I obtain a copy of a police report?
20. How do I obtain a criminal background check for employment?
21. Can I file a report directly with a detective for investigation?
22. I have been a victim of a crime that happened out of town but I have not made a report yet. Can I report that crime to the Lafayette Police?
23. My car was broken into and the officer did not take any fingerprints. Wouldn't that have solved the case?
24. My garage was broken into and the officer found some fingerprints. Why hasn't the burglar been arrested yet? Can't you just enter the prints into the computer and find out who they belong to?
25. When the burglar broke into my business he cut himself and left blood all over the counter. Can you do a DNA test and find out who did this crime?
26. Can you tell me if someone is in jail or what their bond is?
27. What usually happens to someone when they get arrested?
28. How is a jailed person's bond determined?
29. How do I get a garage sale permit?
30. Where can I find the sex offender registry?
31. Who can answer my questions about visitation or child custody?