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Booking & Bail after an Arrest

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Have you or a loved one been arrested for DUI? Are you concerned about the process to come? If you would like counsel and guidance during this time, be sure to call on the Tidwell Law Group, LLC for reliable support and representation throughout your case.

We have 15 years of legal experience and know how to effectively navigate even the most complex DUI-related matters. With thousands of dollars in fines, jail time, and driving privileges on the line, you cannot afford to go through this time without legal insight.

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What to Expect in the Booking & Bail Process

When you have been arrested for DUI, you will go through the booking process. The booking process is the same for drinking and driving as it is for other criminal charges.

During this process, police will typically do the following:

  • Gather your personal information (DOB, name, appearance)
  • Write up a report of your alleged crime
  • Conduct a background search on you
  • Take fingerprints and photographs
  • Search your person and confiscate any personal property
  • Place you in a jail or holding cell

Once the booking process is complete, you will then have the opportunity to post bail. This is the process through which you can pay a certain set amount of money to secure your release from custody and essentially guarantee your appearance in court, lest you lose your money posted as bail. This means you must show up or have representation for the arraignment, preliminary hearing, pre-trial motions, and the actual trial.

If you can't afford the bail, you may be able to seek out help from a bail bondsman or bail agency, which will cover the bail upfront in return for you or a small fee and collateral to cover the costs in case you decide to not show up to court.

Stuck in the booking process? Need help posting bail? You can count on our firm for counsel. Call now to get our legal team fighting in your corner.

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