No one plans on getting arrested while on vacation, but it happens more often than most people realize. Not only are travelers unfamiliar with the local laws, but they're more inclined to let their guard down because they're relaxed, which can lead to lowered inhibitions and, subsequently, poor decisions. If your loved one was arrested while on vacation out of state, here’s what you should know about arranging for bail bonds and helping him or her resolve the situation.
As soon as you learn a friend or family member was arrested on vacation, gather the details you'll need to facilitate his or her release and then call a local bail bonds expert. The agent will want to know the total bail amount and the location of the jail, as well as the defendant’s full name and date of birth. Any additional information you can provide will also be helpful. Information is key when trying to bail someone out of jail while on vacation out of state.
Fighting the Charges
Fighting criminal charges from out of state is inherently more complicated than fighting charges back home. As such, it’s wise to arrange for a local defense attorney to visit your loved one in jail as soon as possible. A seasoned lawyer will ensure no one violates the defendant’s rights. Depending on the circumstances—if the charges are for a misdemeanor, for example—an attorney may also be able to appear in court on behalf of the suspect. This can be especially helpful if the defendant lives relatively far from the state that has jurisdiction over the case because all court appearances are mandatory. Otherwise, the bail is forfeited, and additional criminal charges will apply including a re-arrest order.
If your friend or family member was arrested while vacationing in any Connecticut county, turn to 3-D Bail Bonds. Based in Hartford County, we’ve got bail bondsmen all over the state who will reunite your family in record time. We’re available 24/7, and we’re happy to offer flexible payment options, as we know bail bonds expenses are always unanticipated. To find a bail bonds service near you, visit our website or call (860) 247-2245.