The North Texas city of Plano is one of the larger suburbs in the DFW Metroplex. Located just 20 miles north of downtown Dallas, it can sort of blend in. That can cause a degree of confusion if you get a call from your loved one telling you they’ve been arrested.

You probably think your loved one will know what your next steps to help them should be. But unless they’re a veteran at being incarcerated, that’s unlikely. Jurisdiction can be a confusing thing, so we’ve put together a handy-dandy blog post to help out. Here’s what you can do to find out if your loved one is in the Plano City Jail as well as what you should do about getting them out.

What You Need to Know About the Plano Jail

Despite the city’s substantial size, the city jail is just a short-term detention center. You’re not meant to be here for any longer than 72 hours, regardless of the crime. If your loved one has been picked up for something like small-scale theft (less than $50, a class C misdemeanor), then they’ll be staying here for the duration until bonded out or a hearing date can be set.

If it’s a more serious charge, they’ll likely be transferred to one of the two county holding facilities that Plano Police serve (Denton and Collin counties). It’s entirely possible your loved one could be transferred without them knowing it.

Who Should You Contact?

Your loved one contacted you right away. It’s been less than 24 hours. Your best bet flying solo is to call (972) 424-5678 or go by the jail directly at 900 East 15th Street near downtown Plano.

A second option — and a much more convenient one — is to give the Doc a call. Doc’s Bail Bonds is a company that has built a network of connections in law enforcement across Collin and Denton counties over the years. We generally know just who to call, when to expect arraignment, and what (generally) you can expect to pay for the charges.

Of course, that can change depending on the crime and your loved one’s flight risk. We’re flexible enough to adjust to the situation and respond quickly. That way, your loved one doesn’t have to spend any longer in jail than he or she has to.

But What If You Can’t Pay?

The bail bond process benefits people who don’t have the money upfront. We can handle the expense for you and then offer flexible financing options to make repayment more affordable. Check us out online for more tips on how to speed along the process (or put it in autopilot). Click here for more information.