Halloween weekend is among a college student’s favorite holiday periods. Not only do they get the chance to dress in costume, there are countless house parties, bar and night club events to choose from. Bail bonds agents, however, are quick to point out that arrest rates tend to spike on “drinking holidays,” and the upcoming weekend celebrations are no different.
So what do you do if your adult child calls you from jail?
The first thing you’ll want to do involves grabbing a pen and piece of paper. Ask when they were arrested, what jail they’re at, what their charges are and how much their bail is. You might also want to ask if they’re supposed to be at work later in the day and if yes, do they need you to call them in sick.
Be sure to make sure they know you’re working on arranging bail bonds and you’ll get them out of jail as quickly as possible. When the call ends, you’ll want to contact a bondsman that is well-experienced in helping get people out of that jail. If you live in another city or state, you’ll want to be sure to hire a bail bonds agency that can help you with online or Bail By Phone bail bonds.
The bail bonds process isn’t nearly as complicated as many people think it is; when you cosign the documents you’re agreeing to take responsibility that the defendant will go to court and that you agree to pay the bondsman’s 15% fee. If you sign up for a payment plan you’ll need to keep paying on the balance until that’s zeroed out, regardless as to whether the charges are dismissed or if they’re never filed.
For more information on how bail bonds work or what to do if your child finds themselves in handcuffs call our office today for a free, no-hassle consultation. VEGAS BAIL