Thanksgiving and bail bonds? It may seem odd to consider it upon first glance. However, if you really think about it, there could be much to be thankful for during the long holiday weekend. There may be situation in which a bail bond is necessary. Sometimes things happen that you don’t necessarily anticipate.
Thanksgiving weekend is a long break for the Santa Barbara County Superior Court system. As such, getting arrested on the Tuesday or Wednesday before the actual holiday will result in an extended stay in county jail. A person might actually be in custody for up to five days without seeing a judge. For many families, this would be devastating.
In addition, Thanksgiving weekend is a time of heightened alert for law enforcement personnel. The California Highway Patrol, Santa Barbara Police and County Sheriff’s officials will be very wary of criminal activity. Driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substance are just the tip of the iceberg.
Black Friday means plenty of shoppers running from store to store. Many people do not take the time to properly secure their merchandise, thereby affording opportunities for thieves to take advantage. Stolen goods is a problem during this peak shopping period.
Santa Barbara County Jail will be especially busy, so being in custody will not be a pleasant experience. Not that being incarcerated is a vacation, but with overcrowding things can get extremely stressful. Processing times for bail bonds may be prolonged due to this situation.
Thanksgiving is a time for families to gather and eat great food. If a friend or family members gets arrested, that would surely dampen the mood. The great thing about a bail bond is that the person will be given an opportunity to spend quality time free from custody. That individual would surely know the meaning of giving thanks indeed.
Absolutely Affordable Bail Bonds will be open everyday throughout the Thanksgiving weekend. So, if you’re in the Santa Barbara area, they are ready and willing to help in your time of need. And, as always, they are happy to offer free bail advice with no obligation whatsoever. Remember that Thanksgiving is a time for family, not jail.