Everyone, after hearing of a loved one’s arrest, wants to get their friend or family member out of jail as quickly as possible. This is because no one wants to be in jail, and so when someone they care about ends up behind bars, they do everything that they can to help. What many people do not realize, is that this is a good response. If they wait too long to bail out their loved one, things can get a lot harder.
When a person has just been arrested, they are held at the local station. These local stations are smaller than regular jail facilities, and are less crowded. Being is a cell here may be bad, but it is nothing compared to being in an actual jail cell. Unfortunately for those who were just arrested, they will not spend too much time in these smaller facilities before they are transferred to a larger one.
Bailing someone out of a smaller facility is easier than bailing them out of a larger one. This is due to the size of the facility. Larger facilities house and deal with more inmates on a daily basis. This means they have more paperwork to do each day, and less time to do it. They do not always have the time to dedicate to releasing an inmate on bail. It just is not high on their list of priorities.
This is why it is important to act quickly after learning of a loved one’s arrest. You want to bail them out of jail before they are transferred to a larger facility. At a larger facility, they will be exposed to more inmates, and the bail process will be much longer.