DUI Bail in Los Angeles
Driving Under the Influence in L.A.
Most people in Los Angeles know at least one person who has been arrested for drunk driving or DUI. However, when it comes to your family, you may not know who to call or what to do. Likely, you’ve never needed a bondsman before, but I can help. You can call me anytime if you need a bail bond for Los Angeles County area 1-877-861-3761.
You May Not Need a Bail Bond
In my bail experience with drinking and driving in Los Angeles County, I have seen many of the DUI arrestees for driving under the influence are held at the jail for several hours, then released based on their Own Recognizance (“OR”) or on a Citation.
In Los Angeles County, a bail bond for a DUI generally becomes necessary when there has been an accident (with or without injury), minors are involved, or the defendant has previous DUI convictions. Otherwise, you would be better to wait for an OR release. If you call the jailer, they can often advise you of the charges and if an O.R. is likely.
When You Need a Bail Bondsman
When bail is required, I can get you through the process quickly and efficiently from arrest procedures to bail bond approval and understanding your responsibilities. As a professional bail bondsman, I know the Los Angeles County Jail and Bail System and will arrange for the quickest release from jail possible.
Bail amounts are set out in the County’s “Bail Schedule” and the bail will increased based on the severity of the incident. The DUI bail I arrange in Los Angeles County generally falls into one of four categories:
- $10,000 for a basic DUI.
- $50,000 for cases involving accidents.
- $100,000 or more when there are multiple injuries, death occurs, or a prior record of DUI is present.
- Significantly higher bail is set with mitigating circumstances such as multiple injuries or deaths or the driver is a minor. Other circumstances may also substantially increase the bail amount as well.
Paying for a Bail Bond
The fee for a bail bond in California is 10% of the bail. Payment is expected in advance of service. I offer my clients the options to pay for the bail bond by using a cash, or a major credit card.
Some people ask about payment arrangements. If you own a home or have good credit, you may talk to me about a payment plan. Please call me at 877 224 5266 to see what we can do to solve your problem.