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What to Expect After Being Arrested for a DUI

Last updated 5 years ago

If you have been arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in New Jersey, you know firsthand how stressful and emotional the experience can be. 24 Bail Bonds is dedicated to helping all our New Jersey clients make bail so they can get out of jail as quickly as possible. Contact a bail bond agent to learn more about how bail works, and be sure to consult this guide to what you can expect after a DUI arrest.


First, an arresting officer will perform a series of field tests to determine that there is probable cause for you to have committed the criminal offense of driving while intoxicated. You will then be read your Miranda rights, arrested, and taken to your local police station for booking and to undergo additional chemical testing, including a breathalyzer or blood test.


If this is the first time you have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you will typically be released within 12 hours of your arrest. Some individuals who are charged with a DUI in New Jersey are released on their own recognizance, which means that they do not have to post bail. Of course, this does not apply if you have an outstanding warrant, prior DUIs, or a criminal history.


Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be assigned a bail amount immediately after booking, at a separate hearing, or at your arraignment. The bail amount may either be pre-determined or specially set by a judge who takes into account your driving history, whether or not your offense injured another person or property, and your ties to your family and community. At this point, you or your friends and family should contact a bail bond agent.

If you have been charged with driving under the influence anywhere in New Jersey, your first call should be to 24 Seven Bail Bonds. Our bail bond agents treat all our clients with respect and discretion and ensure that you spend minimal time in jail after your booking. Call (732) 418-2245 today to learn more about our services


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