Arrested: What to Do When Your Loved One’s in Jail by Wes Denham
HV 8886 .U6 D46 2010
When someone close to you is arrested, things get crazy fast. Inmates want bail bonds and private attorneys, food from the commissary, health care and prescription drugs. They want someone to prove, somehow, that witnesses were lying or that police reports were incorrect. Lawyers and bail bondsmen appear, as if by magic, with hands held out for money, and are followed by jail fees, arrest fees, jail phone charges, probation fees, class fees, drug test fees, and on and on.
Arrested explains how to make decisions that are in the best interests of the entire family–not just the defendent–and provides checklists of what to do, and in what order. It explains legal proceedings and jail procedures; it guides you through painful decisions; it helps you gather vital information, manage your budget, and avoid scams; it advises you how to choose a good private attorney–and whether you even need one. Form letters are included so you can quickly send important information to inmates.–publisher description.