Seeing or hearing that a loved one has been arrested never sounds pleasant. Regardless of what happens in the end, you will need to bail your loved one out of jail so that they can consult with attorneys and prepare a case for themselves.
Here are some steps to follow to free your loved one from jail:
Start at home
When you become aware that your loved one has been arrested, the first thing that you should do is go home. You will likely be taking and making numerous calls. One of those calls may be from the budget underwriter, who may need to contact you to exchange information numerous times throughout the ordeal.
Additionally, your home phone number is typically listed as your primary phone number in the phone book. Also, you have more privacy in your home than you have anywhere else, so you can hold meetings with privacy.
Collect the right information
The most important thing you need to do is figure out where your loved one is being held. It may be in the police station if they were arrested after hours or they may be in a local correctional facility awaiting trial. Obtain a list of offenses and the amount of money that you will need to ensure the release of your loved one.
Exchange the right information
The budget underwriter needs to know how to contact you as he will probably be doing it numerous times. To ensure that information is obtained as quickly as possible, give your budget underwriter one number to work with and proceed to answer questions as briefly and as accurately as possible. Do not be afraid to use ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ to keep the conversation short and sweet. The sooner your budget underwriter has all the information, the sooner your loved one can be released.