If you or someone you love find themselves behind bars this holiday season, it is important to understand that you will need to be patient when it comes to the entire bail process. The bail process typically slows during the holiday season, for many different reasons. Here are three of the reasons why the process of bailing out may be a slower process during the holidays.
Arrests Are High During the Holiday Season
One of the reasons why the process of bailing someone out during the holiday season may be slower is because arrests are high during the holiday season. Prior to the holiday season, you have an increase in the number of people shoplifting, breaking into cars, and stealing packages off of porches that are arrested. Domestic violence arrests also rise during the holiday season as financial stress and spending time with family you may not always like increases. Finally, drunk driving arrests also increase during the holiday season. The increase in arrests slows down everything from the booking process to the bonding out process.
Holidays Slow Down the Court Process
Another reason why bailing out may be a slower process during the holiday season is because the holiday season slows down the court process. If bail is not given to you when you are first processed into the jail or if bail is set too high, you may ask the judge during your arraignment to set bail or reduce it. Unfortunately, during the holiday season, courts may close early on certain days or be closed completely on Christmas and New Year's Day. This may mean that you have to wait longer to see a judge and discuss your bail.
Licensed Bail Bond Companies May Have Limited Hours or Staff
The final reason why the process of bailing out of jail during the holiday season may be slower is because many licensed bail companies have limited hours and/or limited staffing during the holiday season. They are busy spending time with their families as well. They may be dealing with an increase in the number of people they have to bond out, due to the increase in arrests, and then they have to contend with reduced staffing or hours. A bail bonds company will work hard to get your loved one out of jail as quickly as possible, but you should expect some delays during the holiday season.
As soon as bail is set, you can begin the process of bailing yourself out or bailing out someone you love. Contact a licensed bail bonds company as soon as possible to help your loved one get out of jail in the shortest amount of time possible.Share