My friend was arrested 2 days ago for a failure to appear on a moving violation that is 3 years old. He appeared in front of a judge today and was told he would be processed and released. What is this process like? How long does it take? He is at LA County Jail - do they release people 24 hours a day? It was about 8 hours ago that he found out he was free to go, but he is still in there, and nobody answers the phone when you call.