The fall and winter holiday season should be a time for eating delicious food and celebrating with friends and family. An arrest can complicate your plans, and the holidays can be an especially challenging time to deal with the legal system. Here's what you should be aware of if you or someone you care about is arrested during the holiday season.
Limited Court Hours
When someone is arrested, that person is entitled to a hearing before a judge within 48 hours. However, this time limit does not include weekends and holidays, so an arrest during the holiday season can mean a longer stay in jail before bail is set. Lawyers may also take time off during the holidays, which can make hiring one more challenging.
Spending time with friends and family is a priority for many during the holiday season, so the extended uncertainty can be especially upsetting. However, if your loved one is arrested, it's important to stay calm and patient while getting in touch with a bail company.
Crime rates, and in turn arrests, tend to increase during the holidays. This means more crowded jails, which can lead to slower processing times. Again, it's important to be patient and focus on gathering information and contacting the appropriate professionals, like a lawyer and a bail company. This will ensure that you or your loved one can be released as soon as possible and return to enjoying the season.
Once you are successfully released on bail, it's important to note that bail agreements often include travel restrictions. Thanksgiving and Christmas are popular travel times, so you're more likely to have a trip planned than at other times of the year. If this is the case, make sure that you understand and comply with any travel restrictions to avoid further legal trouble.
Regardless of the time and season you or someone you care about is arrested, bail bond companies will be open 24/7 and ready to help. Contact Bad Boyz Bail Bonds at any time, even during the holidays, and we will work fast and diligently to secure your release.