A person’s right to privacy is being decimated in the digital age. With video cameras on every street corner and details on every keystroke we make being sold to the highest bidder, our own personal privacy is poised to become a distant memory.
The same is true for arrests. Newspapers and websites publish arrest records for their readers to see that are easily searchable by nosy neighbors, family members, and current or potential employers. Unfortunately, not much can be done about that at this point. But if you’ve been arrested, there are some steps you can take to protect your privacy, and it all starts with a call to a bail bond agent.
When you hire a bail bond agent to secure your release from jail, they agree to represent you with discretion and won’t discuss your case with anyone without your expressed permission to do so. (Make sure this is part of the agreement when you sign.) Bail bond agents understand the importance of privacy during the time of an arrest.
As much as bail bond agents may wish that people would visit them just to enjoy their company, they don’t, they visit because they’re trying to get someone out of jail. If you’re nervous that someone you know may see you going into the bail bond office, you may be able to make arrangements with them to meet somewhere else like a coffee shop.
Typically, bail bond agents are available 24/7 because people don’t only get arrested between the hours of 9 and 5. This means you don’t have to lie to get out of work and you can make arrangements to meet at a time―even in the middle of the night―when you’re less likely to be seen by prying eyes.
Bail bond agents may not be held to the same privacy laws as lawyers and doctors but they do understand the importance of their clients’ privacy. Still, it’s important that you find a bail bond agent you can trust and be clear with them upfront as to who they’re allowed to share your information with.
Today, more than ever before, it’s vital that we hold fast to our right to privacy wherever we can. Being arrested for a crime is difficult enough, and although you may not be able to keep your arrest entirely secret, you can still keep some details private. Your bail bond agent is on your side and wants to help.
At AAAA Discount Bail Bonds, we believe the privacy of every client is of the utmost importance. We work quickly, and always discreetly, to get you or your loved one out of jail and back home to family. We’re a full-service bail bond agency providing bail bonding services for the people of southeast Texas. Our expert staff treats every client with respect and can explain all options so you can make an informed decision during this stressful time. Call AAAA Discount Bail Bonds at (936)539-4444 for a free consultation or if you have any questions.