When you get that middle of the night call from a friend who has been arrested for DUI it may make you feel a bit more sympathetic to his plight if you know what he’s already gone through. The arrest process is not meant to be a pleasant experience, and it isn’t!
When police have reason to suspect a driver of being under the influence they can proceed to pull the car over for further investigation. Anyone who has seen those red and blue lights in their rear view mirror can tell you that it is a pretty scary sight, even if you know that you’ve done nothing wrong. Imagine what it’s like for someone who is aware that they may be over the legal limit for alcohol consumption.
Being arrested for DUI means that the accused will be handcuffed, placed in the back of a police car and carted off to jail where he will go through “processing.” The ordeal can take several hours, depending on the size and resources of the facility during which time the person under arrest will be stripped of his personal belongings and fingerprinted. He will be photographed and assigned a booking number before going to a holding cell to await his court appearance.
So, by the time your buddy gets a chance to call for help, he’ s probably feeling pretty desperate. What you’ll want to do right away is to get in touch with a reputable bail bond agency whose agents have had experience dealing with the jurisdiction in which your friend is being held. It’s your best hope of getting a speedy release.
As is so often the case there are details to finalize. The personal property that was confiscated at the time of the arrest will be returned upon release. The defendant will be asked to inspect them and affirm that all items are accounted for. The next order of business is the jail release form detailing the arrest and standard personal information.
A representative from BWB Bail Bonds will be there for his client during the entire bail process and continue to be available after the release and throughout any and all trial proceedings. Call BWB @ 720-358-2908 in Denver.