For the purposes of this article, we are focusing on someone being in jail for reasons other than as a result of a conviction. In other words, someone has just been arrested and you want them out of jail. Or, someone was picked up on an arrest warrant and is awaiting their trial. Maybe the person was arrested by police after an investigation was conducted and an arrest warrant was issued. Either way, the person is now in jail as a result of a criminal charge but before any trial.