When you get a DUI your in for a lot of surprises. Not only is it expensive to hire a lawyer, deal with legal proceedings and more, the cost of DUI bail bonds can be high. The average DUI bail cost is $1,000. That is for a first offense. For 2nd and 3rd offenses DIU bail bonds can be $5,000 or more.
If you’re lucky and are a first time offender (no prior DUIS) you might just get to go home without paying anything. It is not always this way but sometimes you are given a contract that you will attend all court hearings and comply with local authorities on anything they might need. Although, even if it is your first DUI but you have a past criminal record or history of offenses, the chance of you getting off without a bail bond are slim.
So what do you do if you need a bail bond?
Call your local bail bonds agency and begin the process of securing a bail bond. The bail bondsman is going to be working with you over the next few months. They will be showing up at your hearings, trials and more. They are taking responsibility over you. Another words if you don’t show they will be coming for you. It is not uncommon for bail companies to take collateral like a car title or any other asset you may have.
Getting a bail bond for DUI is a relatively simple process unless it has been charged as a felony. Some reasons a bail bond could be considered a felony over a misdemeanor are: kids or children in the car, prior DUIs, school zones, suspended licesnes and a variety of other factors.
If you show up to all your trials and court proceedings the court usually refunds the bail money to the bail company. When this happens the bail company will return any collateral they might owe you. They will also keep a percentage of the fee you paid for their services.
If you don’t pay then yes it is true, someone like “Dog the Bounty Hunter” might come after you. Make sure you go to all court proceedings and comply with all authorities to make sure this doesn’t happen to you.
If you have been arrested for a DUI and need a bail bond then call 24-7 Best Bonding. We issue DUI bail bonds in Coweta County.