Well, it is fun to laugh and share Facebook memes about how real friends would spend money to bail you out of jail or sit in the jail cell with you after a wild night.
Yet, in reality, nobody really wants to be placed in such a situation by a friend. You don't want to risk losing your job or your home because of doing something stupid and illegal with a friend.
Yet your friend may have a wild side that will end up having them go through brushes with the law. They will get into trouble the moment they step outside their front door, and drag you along for the ride.
Don't have your friendship taken advantage of by a friend. No friendship is worth losing your livelihood as their behavior lands you in a jail cell. If you have never been in jail before, you will have the incident placed on your criminal record for the rest of your life. If you have been in jail before, the incident could break the conditions of your parole as you may have to spend more time in jail.
Find out more about the people who you are hanging out with by getting a background check done on your friends. Here are some top reasons on why you should know a few things about your friend's background.
- You just met new friends. While they are great to hang out with, you simply don't know them enough to trust them. They might have a bad history that could get you in trouble with the law.
- Meeting up with old friends making bad decisions. These are people who you always hanged with in the neighborhood. You always trusted them before, but old friends can change over time and they may be making bad decisions that can affect your life.
- Meeting friends you hooked up with online. Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter allow you to meet friends from all over the world. You may even get the chance to meet them in person one day. Yet could be walking into a dangerous situation where you could be putting your life in danger if you don't know the real side of them outside the Internet.
Performing a background check on friends allows you to know the people who you can trust while you can stay away from those who are untrustworthy. Find those good people while staying away from those friends who are a bad influence.