There are various technicalities that may differ state by state when it comes to alcohol induced traffic violations. In Colorado the two categories for such offenses are DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs) and DWAI (driving while ability is impaired). If you are suspected of either offense you may be pulled over and if the officer sees fit you will be arrested and taken off in handcuffs.
Once you have been processed into the jail system you will be able to appear before the judge who will determine the amount of your bail. If you can’t afford to pay the money to the court you can contact a local bond agency to provide the necessary funds. The agency will charge a 10% fee in exchange for taking the responsibility. If you should fail to report back to the court when so ordered the bond agency will forfeit the bail money.
The bail amount will depend on the circumstances of your arrest and whether or not there was serious injury involved or if you have a history of similar arrests or convictions. In general however, you can expect a misdemeanor bond to range from $500.00 to $10,000 and a felony charge could cost up to $50,000.
It may be easier to let a friend or relative make arrangements for your bond. Research and recommendations can help them be sure that the bond agency is licensed by the state and well established in the community. This is important because if the authorities refuse to approve the agency you will have to find an alternative which will only prolong the process. Another consideration is the trust that you have in the agency to keep you informed about upcoming court dates. If you fail to appear when required your bail could be revoked.
Given the serious consequences that one bad decision can bring you’re going to need to get out from behind bars asap so that you can help your attorney build a case in your defense. Call BWB Bail Bonds in Denver @ 720-358-2908.