Why would you spend a minute more than you need to inside a jail cell? If you or a loved one are in the unfortunate position of being arrested after hours or on a weekend, you may be told that you need to wait until the morning of the next business day to have the opportunity for release.
In the meantime, your work needs to get done, your family needs you and, perhaps most importantly, you’re counting the hours in a harsh cell with roommates and surroundings you wouldn’t wish on anyone.
The first thing to realize is that you need help from people who don’t just clock in at convenient hours, but who are there around the clock any day and at any time of year. You need support from a bail agent that you can trust will be there when you need them, whether it’s noon on a Thursday or 3 AM on Sunday.
The fact is, incidents and arrests are simply more likely to happen outside work hours. This is when you’re out and about taking care of personal business, or at a bar or similar location, interacting with others, etc. And whether it’s your fault or not, these happen to be the times and locations where people collide with one another in the presence of alcohol, or with family members that rub each other the wrong way, or in vehicles, all of which contribute to a greater likelihood (even if small) of being caught up in action that lands you in a jail cell.
Say you’ve been unlucky enough to find yourself mixed up in an incident – perhaps in defense of a friend, or while minding your own business – and people in the world around you are heading home for the night to warm dinners, the comfort of family and a familiar bed. Are you facing the walls of a cell until the regular folk clock in again the next morning?
For most “routine” arrests (of course, it’s nothing near routine for you, but we’re talking about broader statistics here), there are generally mechanisms in place to get you through booking and processing, and if you know what to do and who to call, get you out on bail quickly and back home. And while you still face the possibility of a trial and all that involves, in this moment, getting home will make all the difference. Why would you spend a minute more in that cell than you need to?
Who You Gonna Call?
Of course, you want to work with a bail bondsman that has the resources, knowledge and commitment to be able to respond to your needs whenever they occur, not just at times that are convenient to them. So the first thing you need to know is that you have a bail bondsman that can respond to your call 24/7, 365 days a year.
The next thing you need to know is that there are some situations that will allow you to post bail and be on your way outside regular business hours and without going before a judge, and there are some situations that will not allow that. Which one are you in? You may get some help from the officers who locked you up, but maybe you won’t.
Your 24/7 bail bondsman may just be your best friend here. They have the knowledge, the experience and the means to make sure that you can take full advantage of all opportunities to be processed quickly and efficiently and get back home, perhaps through use of a bail schedule (do you know how a bail schedule works? Hint … your bail bondsman does).
At the end of the day (and most importantly at the end of the day), you should know who to reach out to if you’re unlucky enough to get caught up in something that lands you in jail. Don’t spend a minute more inside than you need. Fred Frank Bail Bonds is Maryland’s oldest and most trusted bail bonds company, and they will be there when you need them, no matter the day or the hour.