Do All DUI Arrests Require Bail?

Do All DUI Arrests Require Bail?

Being arrested and charged with a DUI is undoubtedly a scary and stressful situation — especially if you are unsure about what to do. When faced with a DUI charge, knowing how the process works can help get you or your loved one out of jail faster.

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

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

How A Bail Bondsman Can Assist

Having an experienced bail bondsman help with getting your loved one out of jail can make all the difference in the amount of time they will have to stay in jail. A bail bondsman knows exactly what to expect and the resources to get your loved one released quickly and affordably.

If you or a loved one needs assistance with a DUI bond, we can help. Andy Callif Bail Bonds today at (614) 945-4334 to learn more about the bail bonds process and how we can help get your loved one out of jail sooner than later.


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