Should I Just Wait Until I'm Released?
Unlike other counties, San Diego, CA city laws require you to post bond before being released. Cities like San Bernardino and Riverside will send you to the drunk tank and within 10-12 hours you're good to go. So here is a list of things that you'll need to keep into consideration while sitting in that cell contemplating waiting until court or if you're thinking about why you should post bond for your loved one.
The San Diego County Jail has certain procedures that they must complete before releasing an inmate after any arrest. The following procedures listed below are in order after being detained by a local PD officer.
How Much Does A DUI Bail Bonds Cost in San Diego, CA?
The average price for posting bond after being arrested for drinking and driving is $250 per person. If you cannot afford this full amount, you can always work out a payment plan agreement with your bondsman from the Inland Empire Defense Group to ensure a fast and affordable release.
If you are a repeat offender, the county jail can hold you on a violation of probation and charge you for a second count, resulting in a $5,000 bail and having to pay $500 instead of $250.
If you have been caught for a 3rd time or more, the amount can increase DRAMATICALLY. We have encountered clients that have had $50,000 bonds just for being repeat offenders in the San Diego area. Trust us when we tell you not to drink and drive!
Watch this educational video if you or a loved one has been arrested for a DUI in San Diego, CA!