Bail in Oklahoma DUI Cases
Bail is a monetary assurance that a person accused of a crime pays to ensure they appear in court when required. In almost all cases, the state will assign bail so that the accused can be released from jail.
Bail for a DUI case will typically be set at $1,000. While this seems like a huge sum, it will usually be returned if the defendant makes all appearances required by the courts. There are a few circumstances that would change this amount.
- If there are other charges pending, bail may be a higher amount.
- Previous DUI convictions could result in a higher bail amount.
- If someone has been injured or killed due to a DUI, bail may be denied altogether.
You have the option of paying the cash bond in full or obtaining the services of a professional bond agent. A bail agent will post the bond for you and you pay a fee of approximately 10%, although this figure can vary for a number of reasons. They will handle the paperwork and can assist with evening or weekend releases.
Getting Our Clients Help
At the Edge Law Firm, we understand the process of criminal procedures and can help you get out of jail. If the bail amount is too high, we can help you find a bail bondsman who will front the cash. We stand by our clients every step of the way to ensure they are treated fairly.
If you or someone you know is facing criminal charges, contact us today to schedule a free case consultation.