It’s a shocking and deeply upsetting experience to receive a phone call informing you that a loved one has been arrested for illegal possession of drugs. But, of course, it happens every day to many people who never would have imagined getting such a call. It becomes urgent to make sure your loved one is safe and is released on bail quickly? Below is the simple 3-step process to bail someone out of jail as quickly as possible and help them stay out of jail in the future.
What To Do If Your Loved One Has Been Arrested for Drug Possession
As in any case of a loved one being arrested, there are 3 primary steps to get a bail bond and have someone released from jail as quickly as possible. In the case of an arrest for drug possession, there is a 4th step that can help your loved one avoid arrest in the future.
Contact the Jail
After you have been notified that your loved one has been arrested, you first need to find out which jail he or she is in. Ask how much the bail is. (If your loved one called you as soon as he/she was allowed to make a call, he may not have yet been advised of the bail amount.) In Utah, bail is set by the jail’s booking officer for misdemeanors. But, the judge may change the initial amount of bail set at the jail. Bail for felony charges is determined by a judge within the first 24 hours after the defendant is booked.
Contact a Bail Bond Agency
Often, even in cases in which the accused has only a small amount of an illegal drug in their possession, their bail can be set at many thousands of dollars. Most defendants don't have such a large amount of money in cash. But, it may be critically important to get your loved one out of jail as quickly as possible. In those cases, bail services are essential resources. A bail bond agent can get to work to provide a bond to get your loved one released in the shortest possible time.
Make Sure Your Loved One Goes to Court!
When you obtain a bond that bails a person out of jail, you are taking responsibility for making sure the individual shows up in court as required. If your loved one fails to appear on any of their scheduled court dates while the bond is in effect throughout the legal process, a warrant will be issued for his/her arrest. Plus, additional legal charges are likely. Further, you both are then liable for the total amount of the bail.
So, make sure the individual appears in court on all dates as ordered. If your loved one actually cannot attend on a required date, contact your bail bondsman as soon as you can. Your bail bond agent can advise you on whether state law allows him/her not to appear in court under their circumstance.
DRUG ARREST: Get Your Loved One Help for Addiction Recovery
A fourth step is necessary if your loved one is arrested due to drug possession. In addition to needing your help to obtain a bail bond and to make sure the individual gets to court as required, you’ll also need to help get your loved one into an appropriate drug abuse treatment program. Millions of people suffering from drug addiction have great difficulty overcoming it without support. Yet, according to the American Medical Association, as high as 90 percent of people in need of a drug addiction recovery program do not get the treatment they need!
If Your Loved One Is Arrested on Drug Charges, Bad Boys Bail Bonds Can Help
For over 30 years, we have been helping people get a bail bond quickly in Utah. Our locations throughout the state are open 24 hours per day 365 days per year. With Bad Boys Bail Bonds service, you pay just 10% down, no collateral is required, and there are no hidden fees.
If you need a bail bond for a loved one today, call Bad Boys Bail Bonds, Utah at (801) 566-1108, or use our online contact request form online for quick help anytime.
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