If you get a call and learn that your loved one has been arrested, try not to freak out too much. Your loved one is doing plenty of that already, and for them, you need to remain as calm and collected as possible. Understandably, you may not immediately know what to expect and what you can do to help them, but if you can just take a deep breath, you will be able to think a little more clearly.
Here are some steps to take:
- First, find out where they are being held, and why.
- Second, find out when their arraignment hearing is. This is when the charges are formally announced and bail is set.
- Third, contact Bail Bond Store – Santa Clarita and arrange a bail bond to secure your loved one’s release. The bail bond company will need information like the defendant’s permanent address and contact information, their bail (the bail bond company will be charging you 10-15% of that bail price for their services), a cosigner (someone who will be responsible for the defendant by getting them to court), financial information of anyone who will be paying for the bail bond, and more. The paperwork generally takes about 30 minutes; it is the processing at the jail that can take a few hours.
- Finally, pick up your loved one when they are released from jail and bring them back home. This is when you can do your lecturing to them, expressing your disappointment.
Your Bail Bond Store – Santa Clarita agent will show you how simple and easy this bail bonds process is, and even after you are done with the initial paperwork, your agent will continue to be available to you if and when you have more questions or concerns.
Bail Bond Store – Santa Clarita is always here for you and your family!