It’s late at night and your friend calls you…from the county jail. What do you do? What if you don’t have the money to help your friend get out of jail? Here are a few tips to help you know what to do when a friend gets arrested.
The most important thing to remember is to stay calm. Your friend is likely stressed and may be panicking. Try to keep them calm, too, and don’t lose your cool. If you are with your friend at the time of his or her arrest, this is even more important. Do not threaten or attack the arresting officer or interfere in any way or you could get arrested too!
Get Some Information
Your friend may want to tell you everything that happened, but you should stick only to the most essential facts. What are the charges? Where is your friend being held? How much is the cost of bail? Depending on your friend’s charges, bail may be an easy payment. However, many charges carry bail prices of hundreds or thousands of dollars.
Contact A Bail Bondsman
If you can’t afford to bail your friend out of jail, contact a reputable bail bondsman in your area. A bail bondsman will help you pay to get someone out of jail. Most charge you only 10 to 15 percent of the full bail amount, and they put up the rest. As long as you or your friend does not break the contract, you will not be required to pay any more. Bails bonds typically require that you show up for court, not leave the area, or other stipulations.
If you need help when a friend gets arrested, call Grimes’ Bail Bonding & Notary Services, LLC at (252) 671-2297 for 24/7 bail services in North Carolina! We will help you get your friend out of jail fast and at a low price.