Mohave County Jail is in Mohave County and is the primary correctional facility for that area. Do you know someone at Mohave County Jail? This guide will tell you information about everything a person needs to know about Mohave County Jail: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.
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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information you need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that might be beneficial to others is appreciated.
Mohave County Jail
501 Historic U.S. 66
Kingman, AZ 86401
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone that is locked up and want to find them?
Do you know a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?
To look up who is in jail at Mohave County Jail you will need to go to their website and use the inmate search.
The Mohave County Jail Inmate Locator has information on people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can get information about anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.
If your friend or family member is at another jail you will want to check our guide to other Arizona jails: Arizona Jails
A mugshot, or jail booking picture, is a picture that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a side picture. Your full name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re on file.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the Mohave County Jail website, or you can view them at the Mohave County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to enter their full name, and the arrest date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Need to know how to have your mugshot taken down from the Mohave County Jail site? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is a public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, once you are incarcerated, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to go to your court date, and until that date you are required not to leave the county.
In most cases, a prisoner at Mohave County Jail are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while locked up.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you might be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.
Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you are able to be released from jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, that person will lose that money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the Mohave County Jail. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Mohave County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, its very simple to do. First of all, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they can’t take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.
If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman might ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.
To find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Mohave County Jail
Have you ever had to use a bail bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out for you.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure is made up of the following steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
- Firstly, you will have to answer a bunch of questions, like what is your full name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
- They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
- You’ll be given an inmate number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- All of your personal property will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
- You will be allowed to use the telephone so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
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Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. This process may take between 10 minutes to many hours. So, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get let go. Also, it will depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge has to decide on how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and know the release date, you should plan to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
How To Turn Yourself In
out against you, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell them that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you are not late. Just bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or even photo ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order from court.
In order to have visitors, inmates have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will go into the visitation log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor will have to provide identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Mohave County Jail can change, so you should double-check the official site before you try to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are usually pricier than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, phone calls could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail is required to be sent via US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not send a package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates is opened and inspected and read by the jail staff, and will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Mohave County Jail is:
Mohave County Jail
501 Historic U.S. 66
Kingman, AZ 86401
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Mohave County Jail
501 Historic U.S. 66
Kingman, AZ 86401
The Mohave County Jail mail policy changes frequently, so it would be best to double check the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you have rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the complicated legal system in Mohave County. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.
For more information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, go to: How to Find a Lawyer in Mohave County
If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has access to independent investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual attorneys, members of the Arizona State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law.
Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?
Court records are public records. They have a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You are able to access your court records using the Mohave County website, or by going to the Mohave County Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
The Mohave County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.
Court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.
The magistrate is the person who presides on your court case. Magistrate judges do many different things, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the defendant’s background and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review when decide your sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Remember that you should ask to get your own copy of the report before sentencing, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.
When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date to turn yourself into jail to do your time.
Do you want to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?
To do this, just access the jail’s website, and search using:
- Their name.
- Approximate booking date.
- and their inmate ID.
If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.
If you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Mohave County court website or you are able to call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is accessible by the public.
A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, like warrants. You can find these by contacting the Mohave County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders have to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access this information on the website, but remember that you won’t get the actual address, just the neighborhood block that they live on.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and any documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records via the internet, or at the Mohave County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Each and every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
When you look up a person’s crminal records you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug crimes.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
During a criminal records search, you generally will not be able to find out if someone has had any:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- Other moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You have to be over the age of 21.
- You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You have to be a US Citizen.
- You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You have to pass a drug test.
- You have to have a good level of fitness.
- You have to be in good health.
- You have to have a valid Drivers License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- You have the right to protection from the accused.
- You have the right to notification.
- You have the right to attend proceedings.
- You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- You have the right to restitution.
- You have the right to a speedy trial.
- You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- Spouses and children of all victims.
- Parents and guardians of minor victims.
- Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
- Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
- Guards and jail staff
- Jail food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Prisoner safety
- Jail gangs
- Inmate programs and activities
To get this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving record.
Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Mohave County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.
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The FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Mohave County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of being incarcerated in Mohave County Jail is no fun, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.
Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Mohave County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Mohave County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.
How To Send Money to an Inmate
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
The rules for sending funds to people in jail is always changing, so be sure to double check the official Mohave County Jail site when you send money to an inmate.
The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.
You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.
Pods / The Yard
The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.
As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.
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Types of Jobs at Mohave County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Mohave County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.
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There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.
If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.
Speak Your Mind
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.
The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.
Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.
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Sex Offender Information and Search
All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been an inmate in Mohave County Jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?
If yes, then you should tell us about it. Write down your jail experience so others can find out what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?
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Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate
Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.
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