Getting a DUI in Orange County California will most certainly mean a trip to an Orange County Jail whether it is a first time offense or not. The days of getting a warning citation with release are over. California now has one of the toughest penalties for DUIs or sometimes called DWIs in the nation. Whether or not you will need a bail bond to get you out of jail depends the conditions of your arrest.
The California Vehicle Code includes two basic drunk-driving laws, sections 23152(a) and 23152(b). Under the first, it is a misdemeanor to drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Under the second, it is a felony offense to drive with .08% or greater blood alcohol level. California law states that a defendant driving under the influence is both a criminal and civil matter. Drivers arrested with alcohol levels in their blood or breath that exceed legal levels, or those who decline or evade a substance test, are dealt with in one of two ways:
Firstly, they are charged with the criminal offense of DUI which can include penalties of jail time, fines, mandatory treatment, probation, license suspension, and even prison time. Secondly, they are subject to licensing penalties by the California DMV. California's toughening DUI laws have become far more complex and require the assistance of those experienced with the criminal justice system and providing bail to those charged with a DUI.
Orange County Bail Bonds is not affiliated in any way with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Orange County Bail Bond is a privately owned and operated California licensed bail bonding agency providing this information to assist the public with their DUI bail bond needs. If you or a loved one has been arrested for a DUI, Drunk Driving or Public Intoxication, please feel free to give us a call 24-hrs, 7 days a week for easy, fast and friendly bail bonds services. We will take the time to answer your questions and make sure you get the best advise and help in your time of need.