You just got the call – a family member has been arrested and they need help. You’ve likely never been in jail, so it can be difficult to know how to help. This is a crucial time for your friend. It is important to follow these steps so you can help the defendant prepare for their defense. As bail bondsmen with years of experience, we have helped hundreds of good people get out of jail after their arrest. Let us walk you through the process.
Do this After a Loved One is Arrested:
Remain Silent: We all know the Miranda Rights fairly well after hearing them in cop shows and movies over the years:
“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you. Do you understand the rights I have just read to you? With these rights in mind, do you wish to speak to me?”
Stop and think about that for a minute: Anything you say during and after your arrest can and will be “used against you” in court. Everything a person says during and after an arrest will be written down and reported. If you are able, tell your friend not to speak with the police or provide a statement. And remember – phone conversations at the jail are recorded – so don’t discuss the case or circumstances of the crime!
Find a Bail Agent: Your first order of business is to get your loved one out of jail. Being behind bars is extremely challenging emotionally and physically. The sooner they can be released, the better. Our expert bail bondsman will walk you through the entire bail bond process. We work fast, so your friend can get back home as soon as possible.
Find an Attorney: The next step should be towards finding a competent criminal defense attorney. The criminal justice system is complex, and having a guide and expert during the process is priceless. They’ll be able to advise you and make sure your loved one’s rights aren’t being violated.
Call an Expert Bail Bonds Agent for a Quick Release
If you have loved one in jail, the first thing you need to do is get them out of jail. Sitting behind bars is emotionally and mentally taxing. Contact one of our experienced and helpful bail agents to learn more about the process for getting your friend released through Adams County bail bonds, or anywhere in Colorado. We work fast, and we work hard to make sure our clients and their families have a complete understanding of the bail bond process. Contact us today!