In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basics on common holiday arrests and how to proceed if you’re incarcerated during the holidays. While the jail system and related bail or bail bond areas function in the same ways during this part of the year as any other, the relative increases in certain crimes may lead to certain unique issues, such as crowding or delays in certain procedures.
At Beehive Bail Bonds, we’re happy to offer 24-hour bail bond services throughout the state of Utah through the entire year, including during the busier holiday season. While part one of our series went over the typical crime types that often increase this time of year, today’s part two will dig into some of the impact this can have on the system and those who are incarcerated, plus why bail bond services are especially valuable during this season.
One important area to be aware of if you’re arrested during the holiday season, or even if you have set dates like a court appearance during this time: It’s possible for delays to arise, especially in bigger cities where the court systems may become overwhelmed. This is not just because of an increased number of arrests, but also because there are often fewer court officials on staff during the holidays, where many choose to take vacation time or are given voluntary days off.
This can lead to several things, including longer processing times for bail arraignments. If you’re a friend or family member of someone who has been incarcerated during this time and are worried about this, our bail bond agents will help you understand the impact these delays may have plus work you through them patiently.
For some, freeing up money for bail can be a struggle – especially during this part of the year, when more of your funds are tied up in gifts, holiday parties or other needs. This is one of several reasons why a bail bond is so beneficial: It allows you to secure a release from jail without the same level of burdensome expense.
That’s not the only benefit of bail bond services and agents during this situation, however. Our services run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and include not only financial assistance but also tips and expertise on the bail and bond process. We cover the full state and offer expedited services in many cases, plus offer no hidden fees or any unusual billing structures to our clients.
For more on holiday arrests and how to handle things if you’re attempting to get a friend or loved on out on a bail bond, or to learn about any of our 24/7 bail bond services, speak to the staff at Beehive Bail Bonds today.