DUIs are common, and from time to time we get calls from customers looking to get the bail bond process started for a friend or loved one who has been arrested for a DUI. However, you don’t always need an SCV Bail Bond for a DUI stop.
Read on to learn a little more about DUIs and when you might need a bail bond.
Santa Clarita DUIs
Usually, when someone is charged with a DUI, they’re actually charged with two crimes: 23152(a) VC (making it illegal to drive under the influence) and 23152(b) VC (making it illegal to drive with a BAC of .08% or more). Both crimes are misdemeanors, the penalties for which depend a lot on the driver’ past criminal record with respect to DUIs.
Your First DUI in Santa Clarita
Typically, for a first-time DUI, no bail bond is necessary. At most, you’ll need to secure a ride home for your friend or loved one. The penalties for your first DUI generally include DUI classes, several thousand dollars in fees, and restricted/suspended driving privileges. When someone needs a DUI bail bond, it’s usually because they have prior DUIs on their record or they were charged with additional crimes (evading arrest, reckless driving, etc.).
SCV Bail Bonds for DUIs
If someone you know has been arrested and taken into custody on DUI-related charges, getting them out of jail isn’t too hard. Just give us a ring and provide us with the name, birth date, and any other identifying information you may have. We’ll use it to find your friend or loved one within the jail system and verify their eligibility for bail. Then, we have you fill out our short, simple bail bond application forms. After everything is signed, we’ll send an agent to the jail to post the bond and your friend or loved one will be released a short time later.