Whenever the imposed bail amount is less than the maximum amount allowed, conditions of release will apply.
If a DUI case involves certain circumstances, then an individual’s release conditions will almost always include that he or she agrees to abstain from alcohol and that he or she must submit to REAM or remote electronic alcohol monitoring, which involves breath-alcohol measurements on a daily basis. Such DUI circumstances are:
- A third implied consent violation in ten years
- A second implied consent violation, if below 19 years of age
- A violation while license was canceled as IPS or as inimical to public safety
- A violation and a BAC of over .20
If an individual is charged with four or more DWIs in a period of ten years, then he or she may also face additional charges, including:
- Impoundment of the vehicle’s registration plates
- Impoundment of the motorboat of off-road recreational vehicle, if being driven
- Mandatory reporting to a probation officer, at least once a week
- Submitting to a random breath alcohol testing and/or urinalysis
- Mandatory reimbursement to court for these services upon conviction for the crime
To summarize the above-mentioned points, you will be subject to mandatory bail if you are charged with a first or second-degree DUI or DWI. You and your criminal defense lawyer must decide on a combination of release conditions and bail amount that is in your best interests, based on your individual case’s facts and your current circumstances in life. Keep in mind that while it seems that maximum bail may be the most expensive option, this is not always the case.
If you need help posting bail, don’t hesitate to contact AAA Bail Bonds. Our bail bondsman are available 24 hours a day and can bail you out of jail any time, day or night.