Most of the arrests made in California involve a DUI. It doesn’t matter if it’s prescription drugs, illegal narcotics, or alcohol; you’re not allowed behind the wheel if you’ve consumed anything that affects your judgment. Yet, every single day, someone decides to drive while under the influence and gets caught.
What makes DUI different from other types of traffic issues is that it’s not an infraction. You don’t get a ticket and a warning to be more careful the next time. If you’re driving under the influence, you will be arrested and charged with a misdemeanor.
If this is the first time you’ve ever been arrested for a DUI, you will likely only have a very small bail that needs to be paid before you’re released. In some areas, it’s even possible that you won’t be asked to pay any bail. Don’t assume that means you won’t see the inside of a jail cell. You will. The jail will refuse to release you from custody until they’re satisfied that you’re completely sober.
If you have prior criminal charges, have been arrested before for a DUI, or if someone was hurt because you were driving while under the influence, you will have to be arraigned, and a judge will determine if you should be granted bail and if so, they will also decide on an amount. In some cases, the amount of bail needed for a DUI arrest can be extremely high.
If the judge decides to set bail, you should expect that some conditions will be attached. Common conditions include that you won’t drink or use while you’re out on bail. Your driving may be restricted. It’s even possible that the judge will put you under house arrest and insist that you wear a GPS unit. It’s extremely important that you obey every single one of these restrictions.
Don’t freak out because the judge has named an amount that you can’t possibly afford on your own. If you don’t think you can raise money to post the bail yourself, all you have to do is call Lynwood Bail Bonds. You’ll be glad you did.
We’ve spent decades providing people just like you with a bail bond so that they can walk out of jail and resume their regular life. We provide all of our clients with a free consultation, compassionate service, a reasonable zero-interest payment plan, and 24/7 availability.
Feel free to contact us as soon as you’ve been arrested for a DUI in California.