Bail Bonds for DUI & DWI Mississippi Gulf Coast, MS
The most severe traffic violation in Mississippi Gulf Coast, MS and throughout the entire country, is driving while under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances. The charges tend to be serious and costly. Thankfully, D & D Bail Bonds has experience securing fast release from county jails following an arrest.
When any person is arrested for DUI, they are taken to jail. They are frequently transferred to the county jail to be processed and held overnight until either released on their own recognizance (OR) or incarcerated until their first court date, known as the arraignment, unless and until the defendant posts bail.
A bail bond (bail posting) is a method of securing a person’s release from jail by offering collateral in the form of money in exchange for their promise to appear at the stated court date on the Notice to Appear document.
The collateral money is then returned to the defendant or their representative once the case has ended and all court appearances have been satisfied.
For a DUI offense, bail is typically set at $5,000-$10,000. However, bail may be set higher if the offense is particularly egregious or if the defendant has multiple prior DUI offenses.
If the defendant is unable to apply for bail, they will be incarcerated until their court hearing. The judge will establish a new bail amount at the arraignment or may release the defendant on their own recognizance (OR) if he or she is unable to do so.
An OR release means that the defendant does not have to post any money for bail but simply promises to appear in court on their scheduled date.
If the defendant is released on bail, they will be given the Notice to Appear document, which states the date and time of their next court appearance. It is very important that the defendant appears in court on the date and time listed, or a warrant may be issued for their arrest, and the bail amount may be forfeited.
If you’re arrested for DUI, it’s critical to contact a competent DUI attorney as soon as possible to discuss your situation and begin building your defense. An experienced DUI lawyer can help you navigate the complex legal system, fight for your rights, and protect your interests throughout the process.
Jail Release Assistance 24/7
From the moment you call, the bail bond agents at D & D Bail Bonds will work to secure a quick release. Using in-depth knowledge of local facilities and bonds, we can secure your freedom. Furthermore, we’re available 24/7. You can call any time, even at midnight, to secure bond services. We’ll answer!
Are DUIs& DWIs Different?
First and foremost, DUI is an acronym for “driving under the influence.” DWI stands for “driving while intoxicated.” The two often have different meanings, but can sometimes refer to the same offense. Both mean that the driver is charged with a serious traffic violation. Furthermore, both apply to more than alcohol or recreational drugs, but also prescription medications that may impair your driving abilities.
In many states, DUI tackles alcohol, while DWI refers to unknown substances or drugs.
The penalties for a DWI/DUI conviction depend on a number of factors, including your BAC, whether you have any prior DWI/DUI convictions, and whether anyone was injured as a result of your impaired driving
DWI Fines & Penalties
- First Offense – Up to $2,000 fine, three to 180 days in jail, loss of license for up to one year, $1,000 annual surcharge to retain driver’s license.
- Second Offense – Up to $4,000 fine, five days to one year in jail, loss of license for up to two years, $1,500 annual surcharge to renew driver’s license.
- Third Offense – Up to $10,000 fine, two to 10 years in prison, 10 to 60 days in jail, loss of license for up to 2 years, $2,000 annual surcharge to retain license.
DUI Fines & Penalties
- First Offense – Up to $500 fine, 30 to 180 day license suspension, eight to 40 hours of community service.
- Second/Third Offense – Up to $2,000 fine, suspension of license for 60 to 180 days, jail for up to 180 days
- DUI w/Alcohol – Up to $500 fine, 60 day license suspension, 20 to 40 hours of community service, mandatory alcohol awareness course.
What does it mean to post bail with a bail bond?
Bail is the term for money paid to a local authority in exchange for being released from jail. The funds given as bail are fully refundable if the defendant makes all required court appearances and is acquitted. Sometimes, a home may be appraised and utilized as collateral rather than money. The real estate must first be appraised before a property bond may be used.
If a person is incarcerated and does not have access to the resources necessary to post bail, a Bail Bonds firm may be able to assist. In exchange for a non-refundable fee, a bail bondsman is someone who puts up collateral on behalf of an in-custody defendant.
The bail bonds fee is usually 10% of the bond’s value. However, when private counsel represents the defendant, this figure may be lower for a higher-value bond or if the crime is serious enough to warrant jail time.
For example, on a $50,000 bail bond, the accused would pay the bondsman $5,000, and the bondsman would post the full amount of money on behalf of the defendant. Because flight risk is lower after the imprisoned has retained private counsel, most bondsmen are eager to offer a reduction.
Why Choose Us
D & D Bail Bonds is a part of the community in Mississippi Gulf Coast, MS. We firmly believe everyone deserves a second chance—and their freedom. When you or a loved one is arrested and placed in jail, a quick phone call to our agents will help secure a fast release!
Schedule a free consultation with D & D Bail Bonds today. Call us at (228) 539-0700!