By Erin Gerstenzang

shutterstock_95746732If your friend or loved one is arrested in Atlanta, it can be a scary and difficult process getting him or her out of jail. The Atlanta Jail is located at 254 Peachtree Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303.

The phone numbers for the jail are 404.865.8001 and 404.865.8010.

Typically the jail will accept cash in the full bond amount, or you can go through a bail bondsman — who will likely charge a nonrefundable fee for posting the full bond amount on your behalf.

If you intend to post the full amount yourself, keep in mind that a personal check will not likely be accepted and you should have a picture ID with you. Also, you may not be able to bring your cell phone into the waiting room area/lobby of the jail. Budget plenty of time as it could take quite a few hours for the process to be completed.