The Allen Police Department handles all crime committed within the city limits, but that doesn’t mean you’ll end up staying at the city jail. Your ultimate “resting place” is going to depend on the crime you’ve committed, the length of your stay as determined by a judge, and your ability to pay the bond.

But it all starts with the booking process. In the following article, we’ll address what you can expect if you’re unfortunate enough to get arrested and charged with a crime. Let’s boogie.

What You Need to Know About the Allen Jail

Allen is not a terrifically huge city. The population is around 85,000. People formally charged have two choices as far as places to stay are concerned, and neither of them is particularly charitable. The first is the city jail itself, housed at the same location as the police department. The address is 205 West McDermott. You’ll be here for about three days for a class C misdemeanor. After that, you’ll either be released or transferred to the Collin County Detention Center.

But we’re getting a little ahead of ourselves here. First, you’ll need to be booked. And this is an important process.

What the Booking Process Is Like

When “booked” on a charge, the department will collect the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Reason for the arrest
  • What personal property you have on your person

After this, you’ll be photographed and fingerprinted. Mental needs will be assessed. If you’re not a juvenile offender, this also is where the media can get your name and make you an overnight celebrity. Fun.

You don’t want to make the problem any worse by missing work and possibly losing your job. That’s where the Doc can help.

The Value of an Allen Bondsman After Booking

Doc’s Bail Bonds can gather this information as soon as it’s posted. We can locate the facility where you’ll be held, follow the time of your magistrate’s hearing, and pay quickly to arrange your early release. Believe us. You don’t want to stay overnight in jail. Posting bond is affordable — especially with our flexible financing options — and it keeps a bad situation from getting worse.

Through it all, we’re here for you to answer questions, keep up your spirits, and provide a friendly face. We’ve been doing this for years, and we know that with each moment you spend in jail, the problems just grow worse. Help us help you. Click here for more information on how we can get the post-booking process started.