North Carolina’s Powerball winner Marie Holmes may have millions to spare for her partner’s bail, but not everyone is as lucky. A man from Winter Haven, Florida had a simple wish: to free his wife from prison. He had good intentions — but made the wrong move.
The Winter Haven Police Department charged Brian Crume, 48, with shoplifting when they caught him stealing from Walmart. According to the officials, he took three packs of electronic wiring. When asked about his intentions, Crume said he was just trying to get money for his wife’s bond.
He also told officers that he wanted to sell the wire on the street.
“He needed to raise the money to bond his wife out who was arrested earlier in the day in Lake Wales for, you guessed it, shoplifting,” said the department.
Making Things Right with a Wrong?
Crume, as mentioned, had good intentions. He wanted to get his wife out of jail while they work on her case. Unfortunately, he didn’t have the money for it. Even more unfortunate, rather than seek help from the right people, he resorted to his own means. Crume failed to free his wife from prison, but was successful at landing himself in one.
Crume is one of the many individuals with imprisoned family members in need of bail. The lack of financial resources may drive some to extreme measures. In Crume’s case, he shoplifted, hoping to get the money.
Two wrongs, however, do not make a right. Instead of pulling a Crume, there are other ways to bail your loved ones out.
One surefire way is through a bail bondsman.
When a family member or close friend ends up in jail, coming up with enough money to bail them out in a short period of time is an impossible feat. But with the help of a bail bondsman, it’s easier than you think.
According to Amistad Bail Bonds, the right provider can cover most of the cost up front. Usually, they will require clients to pay a portion of the bail, but they will take responsibility for the rest of the charges. For example, a bond of $10,000 automatically comes with a 10% charge. Fees are normally due immediately, but it keeps you from spending too much cash.
Make sure your loved one shows up for court date, though. If a bailed individual fails to show up, the court will need the full $10,000. You’d end up paying the full amount, as well as applicable fees and interests.
Confidentiality at Hand
Being sent to prison and worrying about bail money is rarely a proud moment in anyone’s life. Confidentiality, therefore, is an automatic must-have when working with a bail bondsman. No need to broadcast the ordeal when asking help from relatives or friends. The situation stays between you and the bondsman; after all, you have the right to confidentiality.
Apart from the benefits of confidentiality, professional bail bonds services also offer honest and trustworthy assistance during this trying time.
Don’t end up in jail too. When it comes to bailing out loved ones, don’t pull a Crume and shoplift (or do other crimes). Instead, do the right thing by seeking help from a trustworthy bondsman.