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Emotions can run high on Thanksgiving. When families get together from across the country, and drinks are enjoyed, arguments erupt surprisingly often. Remember, politics and alcohol don’t always mix. If the police show up to your turkey dinner, keep a plan on hand to get family members out of jail quick.
How to Help an Arrested Family Member or Friend
The most important step is to process their jail release:
Post Bail for Release
Whether there is a warrant out for the arrest or they’ve already been put in a holding cell, it’s important to get in touch with a bail bondsman right away. As soon as you contact us, we can contact the jail where your loved one is being held and work on getting them released. The sooner your loved one gets out of jail, the sooner they can start forming a plan for their legal defense.
Form a Plan for Legal Defense
Your loved one isn’t the only one who got in trouble over the Thanksgiving weekend—in fact, many jails experience overcrowding during the holiday. To keep your loved one safe, bail them out as soon as possible so they don’t have to wait until the next business day to have their case heard in court. You never know who else could be assigned to your loved one’s cell, and it’s probably best to avoid any unlucky encounters. Once your loved one has been bailed out, make sure they show up to their appointed court date, which will be scheduled sometime within the next 14 days. Once free, we have a statewide lawyer referral network if you decide to hir