Getting arrested for DUI

by | Jun 10, 2014 | Law

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Unfortunately many people risk driving after they have had a night out with friends where they have consumed enough alcohol to take them over the blood alcohol content limit, at this time they are considered drunk in the eyes of the law and if they should be stopped by a police officer they will be charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Right then and there the arresting officer can and will subject you to various sobriety checks, these can be physical checks such as walking in a straight line but are often going to include a breathalyzer test, this test actually measures the amount of alcohol in your blood in parts per million (PPM). If it is over the legal limit you will be arrested, handcuffed and taken to jail; once you have reached the jail and have been booked you will be placed in a cell.

Within a matter of hours or perhaps the nest day you will be brought in front of judge where the charges will be read. The judge will set bail for your temporary freedom, the court will accept cash but in most cases the individual who has be arrested and charged will arrange for DUI bail bonds in Minneapolis MN.

In the case of a DUI arrest the court normally has a schedule that suggests the amount of bail, this is dependent on whether this is a first offense or whether the individual has been previously arrested for the same offense. Regardless of the amount, DUI bail bonds in Minneapolis MN provide temporary freedom for a price. The bail bondsman will normally require some form of collateral and a fee will be charged. The idea behind bail is that it is an incentive for the subject to appear in court as demanded by the judge, in the event he does appear, the bond is cancelled and the collateral is returned from the bonding company, the fee is not returned. In the event the accused does not appear in court, the bond is forfeited in favor of the court and a bench warrant is issued for the arrest of the individual charged with the offense.

Assuming the individual charged with the DUI does not skip bail he or she will appear in court where the appropriate penalties will be meted out. Depending on the number of offences committed the penalties will change but the minimum one can expect is a fine and loss of driving privileges for a period of time.

If you are arrested for DUI you will be taken to a police station and jailed until you appear before a judge who will set bail for your release. DUI bail bonds in Minneapolis are available any time day or night from Liberty Bail Bonds.

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