Coaching someone on how to react when they learn their loved one has been arrested and put into jail is near impossible. For one, no one anticipates such a call or has time to prepare themselves on how to react when they get the call. Secondly, it is such a heavy situation that all kinds of emotions will run high and low. Each person has a different personality and demeanor. Each defendant’s arrest situation will be different. Here are some tips we like to provide our clients with that might help you guide how you react when you pick your loved one up from jail after bailing him or her out.
Being in jail is simply sitting around all day doing and nothing, having a few just-okay meals, and being allowed outside, maybe, for a few hours. Other than that, there is not much to it, pretty boring and miserable. As silly as it sounds, being in jail is actually hard work.
- If they want to make a phone call, get soap or new shirts, or write to family and friends, they need to have money to pay for it. In addition, it is not like they have their bank account at their disposal. These things are not free.
- Speaking of money, obviously being in jail puts them out of work for a good paycheck. Some inmates may be assigned to different duties and tasks while in jail like doing laundry or cleaning, which will earn them a little bit of money.
- Inmates will need to figure out how to walk, talk, and act in jail. Jail houses all kinds of criminals from those who are innocent and genuinely kind, to those who are intimidating, those who “run the place.” Learning to stand your ground but also not rub off on anyone the wrong way is important.
That being said, do you see benefits to using bail bonds to get out of jail? By bailing out of jail, you can stay at your current, well-paying job, you can afford comforts and luxuries, and you do not have to worry about your safety among the other defendants.
Irvine Bail Bond Store can provide bail bonds for you if and when you need one for yourself or someone you care about. Learn more by talking to one of our bail agents online or 714-648-0586. We are a 24/7 company so when you need us, we will be there.
Applying for a bail bond is a quick and simple process, but there is no room for error. A bail bond can just as easily be revoked as it is granted, and obviously, no one wants that. Here are 3 important tips to follow when getting a bail bond:
- Hire a bail bonds agent and company in good standing. Look into the services they offer, what they charge, and their reputation. You want someone who is not just doing this for a paycheck, but someone who will be a reliable, supportive resource and be on your team to help you no matter what.
- Know the exact contact information, address and phone number, of the defendant. The bail bond company and the court will want this information when they need to contact the defendant. Putting down a false address or phone number, knowingly or unknowingly, can delay processing of paperwork and release. It can also lead to a revoked bail bond.
- Honor all the terms and conditions of your bail bond. This means showing up on time for all court appointments, obeying any travel and curfew instructions, making all bail bond payments on time, and attending counseling sessions, if the judge orders them. Just one instance of neglect can cause your co-signer to permanently lose his or her pledged collateral and you will be re-arrested and held without bail.
Everyone wants you to succeed while out on bail, your friends and family, the judge and court, and your Irvine Bail Bond Store team. None of us want to see you fail and taken back into custody. We are all here to support you in the many, ways that we can.
Irvine Bail Bond Store’s way of supporting you is by providing you with bail bond assistance. Consultations are free and we welcome you to speak with one of our bail agents to get a better feel for what exactly we can do for you.
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Grey’s Anatomy recently aired an episode where a young boy accidentally shot his friend because the two found a gun in the home; the gun belonged to one of the parents. No one ever intended any harm, but the gun was poorly stored at home. This episode prompted us to highlight California’s gun storage laws, laws that do not get enough attention as do other gun-related laws.
California gun owners must keep their firearms locked away in a safe and secure place where others, especially children, cannot get to it. Though it is not a law, but rather a safety measure, gun owners are also encouraged to remove all ammo from the gun. If a loaded gun is kept in an unlocked dresser that any youth or child can access, then the owner is committing criminal storage of a firearm. By the books, they can be punished with fines and jail or prison time. Their conscience may also be punished knowing that because they were careless with the storage of their firearm, they are unintentionally, yet directly responsible, for the injuries or death of another.
Please talk to us here at Irvine Bail Bond Store if you ever need to get yourself, or another, out of jail because of gun law violations.