Arrested: What to Do When Your Loved One's in Jail
When family members or loved ones are arrested, things get crazy fast. Inmates want bail bonds and private attorneys, food from the commissary, healthcare 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, commissary fees, probation fees, class fees, drug test fees, and on and on. What to do? Arrested is the only guide to supporting family members facing criminal charges. It explains how to make decisions that are in the best interests of the entire familynot just the defendantand provides checklists of what things to do, and in what order. Form letters called jail mail” are included to help readers quickly send important information to inmates. Whether a defendant is charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct or first-degree murder, Arrested is an indispensible book.
This book will help you prepare for if a loved one is ever arrested
By Alain B. Burrese "Author, Speaker, Mediator, ... - December 20, 2010
The copy on the back of the book starts out, "When someone close to you is arrested, things get crazy fast." That is surely an understatement, things will get extremely crazy blindingly fast. In "Arrested: What to Do When Your Loved One's in Jail" by Wes Denham, coauthor of "Arrest-Proof Yourself," you learn how to make decisions that are in the best interests of the entire family, not just the defendant who was arrested. In an easy to read style, without a lot of legal jargon, the book walks your through the process and includes checklists of what to do, and in what order. There is also a lot of information on topics you might not think about when someone is first arrested, but you really should.
I still believe it is most prudent to know what defense attorney you will call if you ever need one, for yourself, or for a friend or family member, but if you have not chosen someone yet, read this book and use the parts on selecting a good private attorney and do so. I... read more
Outstanding and Useful
By Tom G - September 21, 2010
This book is written for families who must cope with the arrest of a family member. For anyone with a relative facing the local jail system and courts, this book is a necessity. It explains the criminal justice system from the street level view of the arrestee. It explains what to expect and how to deal with situations.
There's a reoccurring cycle of arrest and recidivism and you should know why it happens. Families must know what to do protect themselves from viper lawyers, bail bondsmen and their loved one's own bad habits. Arrest and incarceration can financially and emotionally destroy families. Know how the system works and families can avoid financial costs and manipulation while getting the best legal outcome.
The book is easy to read and is jammed with the useful information needed to navigate the system and protect your checkbook and sanity.
Good information on an often mysterious subject
By Real American - March 3, 2011
This book has lots of good useful information on what to do if you or a loved one finds himself in trouble with the law. How to deal with the courts, lawyers, and jail is difficult, because the justice system is loathe to provide timely and adequate information once you are caught up in it. The prevailing attitude is that you must be guilty or you wouldn't have been arrested. This book arms you with the information you will need to have a fighting chance to clear yourself or your loved one. At the very least, it will help minimize the damage caused by the "system." One thing I didn't like was the insistence that military service will clear up all the problems of the defendant, should he tell the court that is what he intends to do, if the court will let him go. What makes the author believe the military is interested in a guy that can't keep out of trouble? Also, if you mess up in the military, the UCMJ is much more harsh, and much more unforgiving of "ignorance of the law" than... read more
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