How to Deal With a Loved One in Jail
Posted January 31st, 2017 by bhuertas.
The worst situation has happened. Your son has been arrested for dealing drugs. He had called you crying, asking for you help. You’re frightened for his safety, worried about his future, and confused about what you should do next. Should you post bail? Can you send him anything to help his situation? Should you get a lawyer for him?
It’s a difficult situation to handle. No one wants to see a loved one go to jail. Chances are you’re not sure what your next steps should be. Well, we’re here to help! Here are a few handy tips to keep in mind on how to deal with a loved one being arrested and placed in jail:
- Don’t think about the future — That’s where all your worry and anxiety is going to be. When you start to think about what will happen, your mind may go to the worst possible situation. Instead, keep your focus on the present. The future will come; deal with the situation now.
- At the same time, be prepared for what’s coming — Yes, you shouldn’t think about the future. But you do need to prepare for what could happen. In this situation, your son may be going to jail for some time. It’s going to hurt, but you need to be ready if that situation happens.
- Make a budget — It’s true, the legal system is expensive. You’re going to need to hire an attorney, deal with any court fees, and post a bail bond. Get your finances in check so you know you can afford what’s coming.
- Know the visitation schedule — Call the facility where your loved one is located t0 learn when you can visit your loved one and how often. Check out our locations served page to find the number of the jail in your county.
- Get help for yourself — Join a support group. Talk with a therapist. Tell a good friend. Do what you can to keep calm and sane.
- Hire a lawyer — This is the most important step. An attorney can give you details about the case and what will happen in the future. Getting a great defense attorney will put your mind at ease.
And of course, if you need a bail bond, you should give us a call. We’re ready to assist you 24/7. We’re fast, discreet, and sympathetic to your case. Contact Andrew Pizzo Bail Bonds today and get your loved one free.
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