When Does a DUI Charge Require a Bail Bond?

When Does a DUI Charge Require a Bail Bond?

If someone is arrested for a DUI (driving under the influence), it doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll need a bail bond. In Ohio, police officers have the discretion to release that person to someone else or hold the accused in jail after filing the DUI charge.

If the accused offender is released, that person will be given a court date so the case can proceed. Failure to show up to court will result in an arrest warrant being issued. If an arrest warrant is issued, or the accused offender is in jail until the first court proceeding, then that person will most likely need a bail bond.

What is a Bail Bond?

A bail bond is money owed to the court so an accused offender may be released from jail. If the accused offender wants to be released from jail, the money must be secured through their own personal finances, family or friends, or a bail bondsman. The purpose of posting bail is to ensure that the accused offender will continue to show up to future court proceedings and if not, that money is revoked. At the end of all court proceedings, if the accused offender has met all requirements, the bail bond will be returned.

Why Would a DUI Charge Require a Bail Bond?

Depending on the charge, an accused offender may need a bail bond in the following scenarios:

  • Additional charges are being filed along with the DUI charge

  • The accused offender has a prior DUI citation or criminal record

  • The driver is under the legal drinking age

What Happens if I Need a Bail Bond?

Whether it’s you or a loved one who may be in need of a bail bond, our offices can help. At Andy Callif Bail Bonds, we’ve seen it all and have been able to help secure bail bonds for those during their time of need. Call our office today to see how we can help your case and make the process as easy as possible.


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