You’ve been arrested, and you’re shocked. This was totally unexpected. Whether you were in the wrong place at the wrong time, or you did commit a crime, you still have a life to lead. From your kids to your dogs, cats, and your job, you need to get things situated. But it could be up to 48 hours (72 if you had an arrest warrant out for you) before you have your first court appearance and you can post bail and get out. What do you do in the meantime to take care of your affairs?
ASAP Bail Bonds in Gwinnett County is here to help. We chose our name because we do everything in our power to get you out of jail as soon as possible. We are available 24/7, so no matter when you get arrested, day or night, give us a call. We can help answer any questions on the bail bond process, as well as get you on the right path. In this blog post, we’ll offer up helpful tips on how to get your affairs in order while you await your bail hearing. Contact us today to get started!
5 TIPS FOR ARRANGING YOUR AFFAIRS ONCE YOU ARE ARRESTED
Once your booking is complete in the state of Georgia, which is where they will process you for your suspected crime and ask a few questions, such as address, phone number, and the like, then, assuming your crime is bailable, meaning you didn’t commit a serious offense such as murder that is either a non-bailable crime in the state of Georgia or you have other extenuating circumstances to see a judge, you will be put into a room with some phones that you can use to make some phone calls to arrange your affairs.
- Call someone who can watch your kids and pets for you. Many people are single parents, and often arrests happen unexpectedly while they are away from their kids. Call someone who can watch your kids and pets for a few days, preferably a close relative, such as your parents, or a close friend. Make sure this person is reliable, who can take your kids to school if need be, who can feed your dogs and cats (so they will need access to your home), and who can explain where you are to your kids and that you’ll be back in a few days.
- Call your boss. You’ll definitely want your boss to know what’s up. ASAP Bail Bonds recommends not to lie to your boss not only because lying is wrong, but also because all arrests are public record, making the fact that you will most likely be caught in your lie (which is never a good thing at your place of employment) a real possibility. The last thing you want to do is just not show up for work for two or three days without notice. That can be cause for being fired, even in the event of an arrest.
- Call your local bail bondsman. Again, depending on your own unique circumstances of your arrest and what you were arrested for, you may need a bail bondsman, like ASAP Bail Bonds in Gwinnett County. A bail bondsman provides the money for you to get out of jail for a small fee, or premium, of the amount of your bail. This is a great option if you don’t have the funds available, or you just want someone else to pay.
- Call a criminal defense attorney. You’ll want to notify your attorney or enlist the services of a good lawyer for your upcoming defense and/or trial. ASAP Bail Bonds in Gwinnett County never recommends that you represent yourself, even if you’ve only been arrested for a minor misdemeanor, such as reckless driving. An arrest can follow you the rest of your life, and when you’re talking about your permanent record that can impact your future career and life, you’ll want a professional who knows the court system in your corner. You’ll want someone who can knock your charges down and get you the best deal. For example, in some instances and for some crimes, you can lose your driver’s license. This is a big deal since you probably rely on your car for everything, from grocery shopping and picking up the kids to getting to and from work. A good criminal defense attorney knows your local court system inside and out and can get you the best deal no matter what your crime entails.
- Call for any other miscellaneous appointments. While this is not a priority, it can be. You may have a job interview scheduled that you’re going to miss. This would be an important call to make so you can reschedule. Perhaps if you have repairmen coming to your house, or some other important appointment or event you’re going to miss, you’ll want to call and make other arrangements. If you’re going to miss a flight, that would be another important call to make in order to reschedule. ASAP Bail Bonds recommends that you think through the next two or three days of your appointments in order to be sure you’ve notified everyone important of your absence.
ASAP Bail Bonds understands how distressing an arrest can be, especially an unexpected arrest. An arrest is definitely classified as an interruption in your life — one that you’re going to have to work around.
ASAP BAIL BONDS CAN HELP YOU AFTER YOUR ARREST IN GWINNETT COUNTY
ASAP Bail Bonds does its small part to help you navigate these waters that have suddenly churned. We offer the best bail bonds service in Gwinnett County. When you partner with us, we handle your bail as soon as possible. Once your premium has been paid, either by you or another responsible party, you will be out as soon as possible, so you can resume your normal life and attend to your affairs. We are here to answer your questions and get you back on schedule. Contact us today to get started!