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DWI vs DUI: What is the Difference?

DWI is an acronym for driving while intoxicated or driving while impaired. DUI stands for driving under the influence. Both these terms mean that the driver has been arrested with serious offenses for risking the safety and health of him and others.

Once a person has been arrested for DUI or DWI offenses, the individual remains in jail up to when they are presented before a judge or a magistrate and arraigned. The reason for being arraigned before a magistrate is to brief you about what you have been charged with and set the bond. The bail amount for a DUI and the process for making the set bond will be based on criminal laws. You will be released from jail if you can make the set bail bond.

DUI bail

Bail Amount for DUI

The bail amount for DUI is determined by your criminal history and the bonding schedule used in the state where you have been arrested. The more convictions and arrests you have on your record, the higher the bail amount will be. For instance, a misdemeanor DUI bail bond can range between $500 and $10,000.

Find a Reliable Bail Bond Agent or Bondsman

While most jails have a record of the bondsmen that make bonds in Colorado, you may want to have your family check with other surety bond companies before you choose a bondsman. Some can take your money without letting you know the court dates, and this will result in you being re-arrested. Make sure you have chosen a licensed bail bondsman.

Conditions of DUI bail bonds

Besides paying a bond agent, there are special conditions that apply to DUI bail bonds. The most common condition is a requirement that you fix and retain an ignition interlock gadget in your car.

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