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Steps to Take if a Loved One Is Arrested

Last updated 5 years ago

Whether you are present when a friend or family member is arrested or he or she calls you from jail to ask for your help, your first step should be to contact a qualified bail bondsman to help secure bail. Read on to find out what you should do in the immediate aftermath of an arrest.

Offer Support
When a friend or family member calls you from jail, the best thing you can do is to remain calm and offer your support. Be sure to remind your loved one of his or her rights when questioned by police officers. You should also make sure the individual is in good health, has not been harmed, and has access to any necessary medication. You should also record the date and time of arrest and the charge for your bail bond agent.

Contact a Bail Bondsman
Spending time in NJ jail is both dangerous and potentially harmful to a criminal case. Unfortunately, the more time spent in jail, the more difficult it will be for a suspect to find a criminal defense lawyer and get to work planning a defense strategy. As soon as you know the bail amount, contact a bail bondsman to find out how you can get your loved one out of jail quickly, safely, and affordably.

Call an Attorney
You may want to begin calling criminal defense attorneys even before your bail bond agent successfully gets your loved one out of jail. While only the defendant can truly explain the circumstances surrounding the criminal case, you can pass on important legal advice to your loved one while he or she is still in jail.

If you know someone who is facing criminal charges, the best way you can help is by contacting 24 Seven Bail Bonds on his or her behalf. Our bail bonds agents can help you post bail and make sure that your loved one gets out of jail as quickly as possible. Our bail bonds offices have three convenient NJ locations. To find the bail bondsman nearest you, call us at (732) 418-2245. 


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