The Process May Not Be Speedy

If you’re trying to help someone get out of jail after a DUI arrest you may have to  be patient while you wait for the process to run its course.  First of all, most jurisdictions require that the DUI suspect be sober before he can be released from custody whether on his own recognizance or by means of a bail bond.  

After arrest the DUI suspect will be taken to the local jail and “processed.”  He will be fingerprinted and photographed at this time and ordered to surrender any personal belongings, which will be returned to him at the time of his release.  Officers will run a background check to determine if he has a criminal history and specifically if he has any prior DUI charges on his record.  Finally, the suspect will be placed in a holding cell to await release or arraignment.  The time it will take to complete this entire proceeding will depend on the efficiency of the jail and the volume of suspects to be processed.

While all this is taking place you can be meeting with a bail bondsman and making arrangements for him to post the bond once the bail amount has been set.  Depending on the circumstances of the case you may be required to put up some form of collateral along with the nominal fee (usually between 10-15% of the bail amount) that the agency normally charges.  When all the details have been ironed out your bail agent can be present at the courthouse to expedite the suspect’s release.

Besides the freedom to return to life with his family, the most important reason for the defendant’s release is that it allows him to assist in his own defense.  This is especially important since the repercussions of a DUI conviction can be far-reaching.  A guilty verdict would become part of the person’s permanent record which could influence his future in any number of ways.

BWB Bail Bonds in Denver has received the industry’s highest regards.  You can rely on the BWB agents to be on hand at every turn.  Call the agency @ 720-358-2908.

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