DUI - Driving Under The Influence
If there is anything that we all agree on here at Sunrise Bail Bonds, it is that no one should consume alcoholic beverages and still operate a vehicle, but that is not going to prevent some people from doing so. After all, the decision to “drink and drive” is done under the influence of alcohol. We know that no one would want to hurt themselves or other doing that, so here we are taking the time to tell you about what to expect when a loved one is arrested for DUI, and of course what the different charges that they may be facing, what determines the bail amount in those cases and for sure how to deal with charges.
When a Police officer suspects a drunk driver, they understand the danger that driver is exposing himself and others to. There is no shame in saying that police don’t like it when they are in such a situation, so they will make sure to follow proper procedure when stopping a vehicle and citing the driver. Police will not stop at anything to convict those drivers.
There are many different types of DUI charges, and there are also different bail amounts that go along with these charges. However, there are many factors which make DUIs so different from each other. In this article we will be explaining and going over some scenarios that will put your mind at ease in case you ever receive that one phone call saying you have some loved locked up for DUI.
To start, we must tell you that when someone sees those red and blue lights in their rear view mirror, it is the attitude which will determine how they’ll be treated, so the calmer, nicer and more cooperative someone is, the easier the process will be. It might even save them the hassle of being arrested. With that said, you shall know that no matter which degree that DUI is at, we make the process of bailing out and fighting those charges from your house, going on with your daily life very easy and hassle free, rather than fighting from behind bars.
One of the most important factors of a DUI, if not the most important is the blood alcohol level. In California if someone over the age of 21 happens to drive with a BAL of .08% or higher, he/she will be subject to receiving a DUI ticket may he/she is stopped. The higher the BAL is, the higher the bail can be.
Another factor is if there have ever been any prior DUIs on someone’s record. Bail is significantly higher when it is someone’s second or third DUI. Also, the punishment, fines and license suspension time will increase the more you drive while drinking.
If involved in an accident while drunk driving and someone happens to get injured, it may result in one of the worst DUI situation a person can get themselves into. In these cases can carry a bail of up to 100,000 Dollars.
DUI in conjunction with another traffic violation is also an act that can enhance the wrongful situation. Such as driving with a suspended license, driving without insurance or not even buckling your seat belt.