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Columbus OVI Bail Bondsman

Local, Dependable Source for DUI Bail Bonds Services in Ohio

Frequently referred to as DUI, Ohio law (covered under ORC Chapter 4511.19) refers to the crime of operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol as OVI. At Andy Callif Bail Bonds, we are able to help individuals who have been arrested for OVI and are awaiting trial.

If your loved one was arrested and is currently sitting in jail, our Columbus OVI bail bondsman can help. While every county may operate slightly differently, we are well-versed in Ohio law and can help you no matter where your loved one is.

To learn more about our ability to help with your friend or loved one's bail in Columbus, call us at (614) 945-4334.

OVI vs. DUI: What’s the Difference?

Commonly referred to as DUI (driving under the influence), Ohio law refers to the crime of operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol as OVI (operating a motorized vehicle Impaired). Under Ohio law, OVI arrests define the following as vehicles:

  • Cars
  • Trucks
  • Motorcycles
  • Bicycles
  • Boats
  • Horse-drawn carriages

When Are DUI Bail Bonds Necessary in Ohio?

There are many circumstances surrounding a DUI arrest which require bail bonds. Because of an increased focus on DUI cases, a personal recognizance bond is unlikely. A surety bond (when a third party assumes responsibility for your court appearance in exchange for a fee) is most common.

Reasons bail bonds are necessary for a DUI may include:

  • A prior DUI citation.
  • The occurrence of a driving accident.
  • A driver under the legal drinking age.
  • Minor passenger(s) inside the vehicle at the time of arrest.

How The Bail Bonds Process Works in a DUI Case

To get your loved one out of jail quickly, it’s imperative to contact a bail bondsman as soon as possible to get the process started. Many are concerned about the affordability of a DUI bail bond, however, enlisting the help of a bail bondsman can help ease the burden of the cost for a fraction of the bail amount.

The bail amount set depends on the following factors:

  • Criminal history
  • History of arrests and convictions (the more arrests and convictions, the higher the bail amount.)
  • Misdemeanor DUI bonds typically range from $500 to $10,0000
  • Felony DUI bonds can be set up to $50,000 or more

Determining the Bail Amount for DUI in Ohio

When it comes to bail bonds for OVI, every state has its own laws. Typically, the bail amount is set when your loved one appears in court. Unless there are other charges added, it will fall into a specific range set by state laws. While a typical amount for OVI maybe $1,000, which means that a cash bail would be 10% at $100, there are other factors taken into account.

When the amount of a DUI bail bond is set, a few factors may be considered, such as:

  • Your past driving record.
  • Any previous OVIs on your record.
  • The severity of your OVI offense.

It is also important to understand that if this is a second or subsequent offense, the fee for a bail may be significantly higher. Fortunately, so long as you follow the guidelines given to you and appear in court whenever promised, you should not have to pay the full bond amount.

If your loved one shows up for their court dates as promised, you will only be responsible for the small percentage paid to us to post bail. Be sure to check out reviews of our service if you would like to learn about what other people think of us.

Experienced Columbus Bail Bondsmen for DUI Ready to Help

It is advised that you work with an experienced Columbus OVI bail bondsman who knows exactly what to expect from the bail process. We have the necessary experience and resources to help you and your loved one get out of jail while they wait for their upcoming court appearances. You can rely on Andy Callif Bail Bonds to do whatever is necessary to help you make bail.

We're here to help free your loved one with Columbus DUI bail bonds. Contact us now at (614) 945-4334.

Real Stories From Real Clients

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