In Orange County, driving under the influence of alcohol(DUI) is a criminal offense that is taken very seriously. The punishments for the crime can consist of suspension of your driver’s license, required attendance to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, required community service, many fees and fines, and time spent in jail. The punishment severity varies based upon the arrestee’s blood alcohol level, prior DUI offenses committed, other traffic offenses, and other various similar factors. However, before the arrestee is sentenced for the DUI, he or she has options to avoid being in custody.
Bail for a DUI offense in Orange County is usually required unless it is the first offense, which may sometimes not require a bail.
If you have been arrested for a DUI and you have a prior DUI conviction within the last 10 years, there are good chances that you may need at least a $10,000 bail bond. If you have two DUI’s convictions within the last 10 years then it would usually require a $15,000 bail bond.
If you have been arrested for a DUI and are still on probation while having prior DUI convictions then you may need a bond as large as $25,000.
If you have been arrested for a DUI where and injury has occurred to another person inside or outside of the vehicle, then you will need a $100,000 bond.
Each judge in the five different courts of Orange County will handle their DUI cases a little differently than one another, but most will follow the general outline listed