What You Do When A Loved-One Has Been Arrested

A Guide by Affordable Bail Bonds:

Imagine you receive a call from a loved one who has just been arrested. To most people, this will be shocking and potentially devastating news. However, there are several actions you can take to comfort your loved one who was just detained by the police and arrested.

First, establish with them that they are safe. Do they have their essential medications? If not, contact the jail immediately to provide them with this information. Do they have to call anyone to tell them they are safe? If so, make sure to do so on their behalf in case they can not get another phone call. If not, then make sure to remind them that they will be okay, and you will start working on getting them out of jail on your end.

Second, ask to see if they have a bail amount posted that they must pay to be released from jail to aswait their court hearing at home. If the bail amount court proceedings have not taken place yet, see if you can attend, if possible. Start collecting the necessary information to prepare to call a bail bondsman. What jail are they located in? What is their alleged crime? Do they have contact information for anyone? Is this their first offense? Lastly, what is the crime that they are being charged with?

Third, call a Bails Bonds service that will walk you through the entire process from start to finish. Affordable Bail Bonds provides 24/7 bail bond services in Fort Collins, Colorado, Larimer County, and the surrounding counties in Colorado. Affordable Bail Bonds are here to walk you through the entire process and help in any way we can. Call us at 970-490-2245, and Affordable Bail Bonds can answer your Fort Collins bail bonds questions.

Start to think about what you can use as collateral for a bail bond. Some collateral examples could be your car, your mortgage note, a credit card, and even stocks and bonds. Having this information planned out already could make the bails bond service quicker, meaning that your loved one will be released from jail as quick as possible after the bail bond process takes place.

Lastly, call a criminal defense attorney. They will be able to assist you through the necessary court proceedings to defend your loved one from their alleged misdemeanor or felony. Make sure to tell the criminal defense attorney all of the information you were able to gather from your phone call with your loved one in jail. It is also important at this stage to provide a potential criminal defense attorney with the information you gathered with your bails bondsman.


 No one wants to see their family members or a loved one sitting behind bars while they themselves feel helpless. However, if you retain the services of a bail bondsman and a criminal defense attorney, they will be released from jail before long, and the two of you can work together through their court proceedings.