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Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Lawyer |

What Happens When You Are Arrested For A DUI?

When you are arrested and charged with a DUI you have been charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. There are various approaches taken by the courts when you are arrested for a first Dui offense, it depends a lot on the jurisdiction where the arrest took place. Generally speaking though, you can expect to be jailed. In most cases a judge will grant you temporary freedom if you are in a position to post bail assuming that you are no longer under the influence. If you cannot raise the bail amount from your own resources there are agencies that offer DUI bail bonds in Minnesota that can arrange for your freedom. The idea behind bail is that you will have a good reason to return to court at a later date to face the charges and if found guilty, pay the fines and other penalties that will be imposed.

Although laws are somewhat variable from place to place you are most likely to be arrested, placed in handcuffs and taken to jail. In most cases the arresting officer will have to get you to submit to a breath test or another test of your sobriety prior to actually arresting you. It is failure to pass the test that result in your arrest and being jailed. If you were to refuse the initial breath test or other test you will normally still be arrested and then subjected to a blood test or urine test. The same holds true if the arresting officer thinks you are under the influence of a substance which does not register on a breath test such as illegal drugs.

Most first offenders are meted out a standard penalty for a DUI. The penalties are usually less severe for the first offender than they are for multiple offenders. For starters you will be placed in a cell, regardless of whether you admit to the offense or not. In many cases to ensure sobriety DUI bail bonds in Minnesota are not available for at least eight hours after being arrested, however there are some jurisdictions that make it hard and will not release you on bail for 48 hours. You will most certainly stay behind bars until you are fully sobered up and your BAC, blood alcohol count is back below the legal limits or you are no longer under the influence of drugs.

Driving under the influence is a serious charge and you will be placed in jail. DUI bail bonds in Minnesota which will guarantee your temporary release from jail are available from Liberty Bail Bonds.