Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility

Information regarding jail release and bail for the Glenn Dyer Detention Facility:

At Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC. We realize that family members and loved ones with someone incarcerated in the Oakland Jail want to know how to have their loved ones released from the jail as soon as possible.

Bail is an issue many are usually unfamiliar with. We can help you by providing information about how to post bail, contact a good bail bondsman, and why it may be to your advantage to speak with a criminal defense attorney before you take any action to secure bail.

Glenn Dyer Detention Facility


Essentially, bail is money that is paid as a type of “guarantee” that the inmate will show up for any and all scheduled court proceedings or hearings. The person who posts bail for an inmate will not get his or her money returned if the inmate does not show up for a court proceeding. Many times, inmates and their attorney may request a bail hearing. In these hearings, the judge may reduce the amount of bail requested by the prosecutor, or even release the incarcerated on his/her own recognizance (ROR). By contacting a bail bondsman for jail release, you may be spending money unnecessarily.

Bail bondsmen generally charge 10% to 15% of the bail as their fee, an amount which is not refundable. When you hire an attorney, the bail premium can be lowered to 8%, or, in some cases, to 7% – because bail bondsmen are permitted to charge lower premiums to clients who hire attorneys. An experienced lawyer can guide you through the bail/jail release process, and possibly have bail reduced or eliminated.

If your family member or loved one is being held at the Oakland Jail, you may be interested in the following information regarding the Glenn Dyer Detention Facility, bail, and jail release:

  • When an inmate has posted bail or is otherwise eligible for jail release from the Oakland jail, he or she will be released as quickly as possible, although it typically takes several hours due to the completion of paperwork, etc. Because of this, it is advised that you wait to receive a call from the incarcerated following his or her release before going to the jail.
  • All necessary paperwork must be completed at the Glenn Dyer Detention Facility after being granted a release in court.
  • If the inmate has no money or inadequate clothing upon release, he/she will be provided with welfare clothing as well as a free B.A.R.T. ticket or bus pass if not being picked up by someone.
  • Before you can call the Oakland jail to learn any information regarding an inmate’s custody status, bail amount, release date, etc. you must know the inmate’s PFN (Person File Number), name and correct date of birth. If you have this information, you may call 510-268-7777 24 hours a day Monday through Sunday.

If you have questions regarding bail or jail release from the Oakland jail or need guidance before calling a bail bondsman, contact Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC.

Further Information

Glen Dyer Detention Facility | Oakland Jail Bail Release

The Glen Dyer Detention Facility/Oakland Jail is located at: 550 6th Street Oakland, CA 94607

To obtain information regarding bail amounts, jail release, court dates, charges and more, call 1-510-268-7777.

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