What should I do if I get a call that a loved one has been arrested?
You need to immediately call local counsel who can explain to you what type of charge it is, whether there was a bond, whether you can post bond, and what they’re looking at. Most importantly, you need to set an appointment with an attorney right away because that first part is what’s most important, the filing decision by the state. You want to get a lawyer who’s going to get in there and help the state make the right decision. You also want to make sure to tell your loved one to not speak with anybody without having an attorney present.