What to Do If Your Child Gets Arrested in College

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Being a parent is a lot of work, especially if your kid gets mixed up with the law when they are far from home. If you have just found out that your child was arrested in college, a million thoughts are probably passing through your head. What did they do? Where were they taken? How long will they be in custody? What can I do? ABC Bail Bonds is here to answer your questions and help you bail your child out as quickly as possible. We will be with you through the entire process and advise you on the next steps to take.

After Your Child Has Been Arrested in College

Most likely, your child was taken to the nearest jail in town. Give the city jail a call, and they will be able to locate your child for you. After they have been arrested, their fingerprints and photograph will be taken. Their belongings will be documented as well. They will be given an arraignment date and locked in a cell for the time being. The arraignment date is usually a couple days after the arrest. During this court date, the judge will tell your child what they are convicted of, as well as if they qualify for bail. If they do, they will find out the amount as well.

How to Qualify for Bail

There are a couple of factors that the judge looks at to determine if someone qualifies for bail. These factors include the severity of the crime, the flight risk, and your child’s criminal record. 

If your child committed a misdemeanor, such as petty theft or trespassing, then they will most likely get a chance to bail out. However, if their crime is a felony, such as rape or burglary, then there’s a smaller chance they will qualify for bail. Every situation is different, and there is no way to tell. It is completely up to the judge. If your child has strong community ties, such as a job, they will be less likely to flee when out on bail. This will help them qualify for it. And if your child has a clean criminal record in the past, the judge will be more willing to grant them bail, than if they have committed crimes in the past.

ABC Bail Bonds Can Bail Your Child Out

If your child has qualified for bail, ABC Bail Bonds can bail them out. Bail can be very expensive, and if you are trying to pay it out of pocket, it needs to be in cash. Most people don’t have thousands of dollars lying around, which is why we are here to help. All you need to do is pay 10 percent of the total bail amount to us to secure a bond. Our team will cover the rest. We offer a variety of payment options to make our bonds affordable for everyone. Once you have a bond with us, we will grant your child a speedy release. 

From there, you can work together to gather his defense team and prepare him for trial. ABC Bail Bonds will be right by your side to answer any questions that come up and remind your child of the upcoming court dates.

ABC Bail Bonds Has Your Back

If your child was arrested in college, give ABC Bail Bonds a call immediately. Our bondsmen will bail your child out as quickly as possible and assist you in every way possible. For additional information on our services, get in touch with us today.

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