Do you remember when you were a teenager? It might have been fun to do things like playing practical jokes on your friends or even to sneak out at night to party a bit. While those activities were against the family rules, you were probably not doing real mischief that would end up with you having a serious encounter with a policeman or a policewoman. Now that you are a parent of a teenager, you may have become aware that his or her life is taking a turn for serious problems ahead.
Perhaps you are worried that your child is into drugs. You may have found expensive items in his or her room that you know your child cannot afford, making you aware that he or she is probably shoplifting. From having serious talks to actually having to seek out bail bonds services, here are some things that might help to prepare you for what might be ahead of you.
The Talk - Of course, you have probably already talked to your child until you don't know what else to say in the way of warning. Perhaps it's time for somebody who has been arrested to have a talk with your child. Do you know of somebody who has gone down that path who would be willing to be very frank with your child?
If not, perhaps a policeman or a policewoman would be willing to take the time to spell out what it's like to be arrested and to have that on your record, to have your reputation smeared. It might be time, too, to give some serious consequences. Your teenager might have to realize that the days of just being grounded are over. It might be time to literally sell his or her car, making your child more dependent on you until he or she gets his or her life in order.
Bail Bond Services - If things escalate, you may receive a call from your child letting you know that he or she has been arrested. Don't think you can simply go to the jail to pull him or her out. Instead, be ready to find a bail bond service. More than likely you'll find one close to the jail itself.
Be ready to show your own identification, to fill out forms that tell about your work, your home address and phone number, and references, including their phone numbers and addresses. Of course, you will also need to have sufficient funds, often in the form of a money order, to pay to get your child out of jail. At a bail bond company, you should be treated with courtesy and in a professional manner.
Contact a company like Abel Bail Bonds for more information and assistance.