If you or a loved one is arrested for DUI in San Diego it is now necessary to post a bail bond to be released from jail. The AB 109 bill has made it so that a person arrested fro DUI cannot be legally OR’d, which means released on their own recognizance. If it is the first DUI offense of the defendant, the bond according to the bail schedule is $2,500. By law this means somebody must come up with $250 (10 percent of the bail amount) and a cosigner to be released from jail. Often, bail bonds companies will allow the the arrestee to sign for themselves and pay upon release.
A common problem occurring in San Diego with DUI arrests is that San Diego Police department does not always complete a background check on the arrestee before setting the bail amount. This leads to the bail being set at $2,500 (as for 1st offenses) when in reality it may be the 2nd, 3rd and so on arrest for the individual. The bail amount for a 2nd DUI offense is $10,000. The bail amount for a 3rd can range between $20,000 and $50,000. A fourth DUI offense which is considered as a felony carries a bail of $100,000. These amounts are set according to the bail schedule although the judge always has the authority to change as he sees fit.
The reason why this causes such a problem is that when the defendant shows up to court (out on bail for $2,500) they are greeted with a very unwelcomed surprise and are taken into custody unexpectedly. For this fact it is crucial that you have a trustworthy bail bonds company on your side. Remedy Bail Bonds is Southern California’s most trusted bail bonds company. We make it a point to inform and advise our clients with all the latest information to protect their best interest and assure their freedom.
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