"First Times" are usually associated with thrill and excitement. A first kiss, that first roller coaster ride, and the first time behind the wheel of a car are all life events that can be very pleasurable. However, the first time you get arrested comes with a whole different set of emotions. Anxiety, fear, frustration, and agitation are just a few of the emotions that can overtake you the first time those steel bars close behind you. Whether you are in this situation right now and are desperate for answers or just want to be prepared in case it happens in the future, here's a brief listing of what you should do if you ever land yourself in jail.
Call a Bail Bonds Agent
Depending on which day of the week you are arrested and whether there are any court-honored holidays to adhere to, you could be issued a bail amount rather quickly. The sum might be out of your league, and it's very scary to try calling people you know to ask for the money. Aside from the fact that they might not be able to help, you might worry about what they will think of you if they learn about the arrest.
Instead of going through the hassle of begging those you know for money, it's better to call up a bail bonds service. These are individuals who can post the bail and only charge you a small percentage of the total bail amount. If your bail is set in the thousands and there is no way for you to come up with that kind of money, you can rest easy. Bail agents require a much more affordable sum, and they can have you out in a jiffy, no matter what time of the day or night it happens to be.
Attend All Court Dates
If you are released on bond, it's important to note that the show isn't over yet. You still have a court date to get to; and if you forget about it or blow it, off the consequences can be very serious. Pen the date on your calendar and give yourself plenty of reminders so you won't fail to appear and deal with consequences that could be more than you bargained for.
Going to jail is a tough experience, but it's one that you can handle if you know what to do. Remember these tips and you should be ready to get through the process and back to your daily life.Share
29 October 2018
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