Why are so Many People Arrested Near Thanksgiving

No one wants to spend Thanksgiving in jail. Unfortunately, many people find themselves arrested around the holiday, many of them on drunk driving charges.

The other reason so many arrests take place in the days leading up to Thanksgiving is that local bars and restaurants offer deals that prompt people to go out for a few drinks. The problem is that many misjudge how much they drink and get behind the wheel rather than call for a ride. Since the police know that this is a big drinking week so they have extra patrols out making it even more likely that you’ll be pulled over

The really good news is that as long as you don’t require a bail hearing and the booking officer can tell you exactly how much bail you’ll need, you can contact Hamblen County Bail Bonds. We’re available 24/7 to write bail bonds and that includes on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday.

We make getting bailed out of jail on Thanksgiving easy. All you have to do is call (423)323-1606.


How Difficult is it to Apply for a Bail Bond?

Bail was created to provide individuals who have been charged with a crime to have an alternative to sitting in jail. As the court’s become increasingly overwhelmed and it takes cases longer and longer to conclude, people, are taking advantage of bail.

The reasons bail is such an important part the judicial system include:

  • It allows people to continue working while they wait for their court date
  • It reduces overcrowding in the jails
  • People are better able to plan for their future and make smart choices when it comes to plea bargains when they aren’t locked in a cell
  • People feel better when they’re surrounded by loved ones

Before you can learn how much bail is needed to spring you from jail, you’ll have to attend a bail hearing. This is usually scheduled anywhere from 48-72 hours following your arrest. During your bail hearing, both your lawyer and the prosecution will argue about how much bail you should have to pay to secure your release.

During the bail hearing, the judge considers:

  • The severity of the charges that have been filed against you
  • If there is anything to indicate that additional charges could soon be filed against you
  • You have ties to the community
  • If you have a history of fleeing from consequences
    • Based on all of this information, the judge will decide what a fair amount of bail is.

      Contacting us is easy. We’re available 24/7 and can be reached either via a telephone call or online chat.