It’s a call that no one expects. They always seem to come in the middle of the night. The phone rings, you answer it and someone you love tells you that they’ve been arrested. The statement is usually followed by a request for help with bail.
When you find yourself on the receiving end of this type of call there are a few things you need to keep in mind.
Take The Time To Write Down Everything
It’s a collect call, so you want to hurry the process along as much as possible, but don’t be in such a hurry that you fail to get important information. Don’t assume that you’ll remember everything you’re told. Find a pen and piece of paper and write down:
- When your loved one was arrested.
- Where they’re currently at.
- They’re full name/social security number.
- What type of crime they’ve been charged with?
- How much bail do they need?
Only ask for important and relatively basic information that relates directly to the arrest. You don’t want to ask questions such as, did they actually commit the crime they’ve been charged with, because the answer could harm your loved one’s eventual defense. The police monitor all outbound calls which means that anything your loved one says on the phone could be used against them.
During the phone call, it’s important that you remain calm and collected. This isn’t the time to lose your temper or to sling accusations.
Decide How You Want To Handle Bail
If you’ve been asked to help out with bail, it’s up to you to decide if this is something you want to be responsible for. Don’t leap to a decision. The California bail process is complicated. It’s in your best interest to talk to someone who has a solid understanding of how bail works and what your options are.
The simplest way to get the bail education you need is by contacting Bail Bonds in Oakdale.
We’re a family-owned bail bond company with an extensive history in California. There isn’t anything we don’t know about bail.
Consultations are FREE. Not only will the consultation cost you anything, it also is free of any type of obligation. The purpose of the consultation is for you to develop a better understanding of what is required to bail your loved one out of jail. When you contact us, you’ll immediately connect with a professional bail expert who will happily take all the time needed to answer your bail-related questions.
What Happens If We Bail Your Loved One Out
The information you gather during the FREE consultation will help you learn exactly what has to happen to secure your loved one’s release from jail. After looking at the details of your loved one’s case, Bail Bonds in Oakdale professionals will help you determine if you need to co-sign the bail contract.
The benefits connected to using our services include:
- 24/7 Bail Bond Service
- FREE Consultation
- 20% Discount
- 0% Interest Payment Plans
- Over the Phone Approvals
- No Hidden Fees
- No Collateral with Working Co-Signer
- Easy to Understand Contracts
- Discrete Service
- Se habla Español
What are you waiting for? Here at Bail Bonds in Oakdale, we’re ready and willing to answer all of your bail-related questions. Call us today! We’re open 24/7 for your convenience.
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