DUI Bail Bonds

Depending on severity of your DUI, or if you have a prior record, you may be required to post bail in order to be released from jail before your court date.

 

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There are different types of bail bonds. The most common being the surety bond (you will need to find a bondsman to complete this). DUI bail amounts can range anywhere between $500 and $50,000 depending on the type of DUI and past criminal record. Get financing arranged quickly.

What You Need To Know

  • PR Bond: The court takes your word for it that you will appear in court and you are not required to pay any money. This type of bond is rare.
  • Cash Bond: You are required to pay, but will get the money back if you appear in court. The money is forfeited if you fail to appear in court.
  • Surety Bond: This is the most common type of bond. A bondsman pledges to pay the bail amount if you do not appear in court; you pay a bail premium (usually a percentage of the total bail).
  • Most jails have a list of acceptable bondsmen. Consult with your lawyer as they have experience and will know which bondsmen the court will accept.
  • Know exactly how much you will be paying the bondsman to prevent financial compliance issues that could land you back in jail.
  • Know what is required of you to stay in compliance with your bond. Many requirements often include things like house arrest, 24-hour alcohol monitoring, installation of an ignition interlock device, drug and alcohol screenings, and drug/alcohol counseling.
  • A word of caution: Usually failing to show up in court (“bail jumping”) means you forfeit your bond. Also, bail jumping can be its own offense – added to the DUI ticket.
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