When you are in a very rocky situation, keeping secrets is not the best idea. It is brave, yet immature, to believe that you can handle this situation on your own. You can handle this situation faster and when you have a handful of trusted friends and family backing you up.
Admitting to loved ones that we were arrested would be embarrassing for us too. Our poor judgement and behavior in that defining moment is not a reflection of the ones who raised us. We all make mistakes, this was one of them. It has come and gone, and now we are tasked with damage control.
We do not expect our loved ones to clean up the mess we made, but we do hope they will find some way, big or small, to offer support by any means: emotional, financial, or legal.
Asking for support does not stop at our loved ones...