A family member got arrested, never in your wildest dream that this will happen to you. You have no idea what to do. You are shocked, disoriented, and scared, take a deep breath, and stay calm. Pull yourself together; you are not alone in this dilemma. People got arrested every day, and you are not alone in worrying about their loved ones. Take a look at some tips on what to do when this thing happens to you.
Be calm and collected; focus on the things that you need to do. Forget about your anger and disappointment. Your loved one needs a strong shoulder to lean on. You should know that their fears are greater than yours at that moment. Save all your questions; you'll have a lot of time after getting them out of jail. Be concerned and supportive of them, assured them that you would do every possible way to release them.
First and foremost, you need to ask for information so that you'll know how to help them. Ask where your loved one is detained; .what are the charges, the time they are arrested, and where. Write down things that are important so that you can give the right information that you need to get an attorney. Remember to ask them the necessary information about what happened. It is possible that your call or conversation is being recorded. Don't let your friend or family member say things that may incriminate them later when the case proceeds.
What will happen to your loved one that will be determined in the court trial? So if you want them to be acquitted of their charges, you have to hire the best and experienced criminal defense lawyer to handle the case. Find someone who specializes in the crime they are charged with. It is vital to have legal advice on what and what not to do.
You will want to get your loved one out of jail immediately; you need to pay the bail amount if the charge is unavailable. Since this thing happened to you for the first time, you have no idea what is bail?. Bail is the money the defendant needs to pay so that he can be released. You can pay it directly or obtain a surety bond through a bail bonds firm that offers this service. You need to secure their help if in case the defendant or their family can not pay the bail themselves. Bail is often higher than the financial capabilities of the accused. This company will act as surety and pledge money as bail for the defendant's appearance in court.
In summary, we wouldn't want to experience this kind of thing, and nobody wants their loved one to be in a situation like this. We want them all to be safe. But things like this sometimes happen whether we like it or not. All we can do is prepare and support our family and that you will always be there to help.