What Is The Process For A DUI?

So you had a few cold ones and got pulled over. At this point the officer is going to ask some questions and administer some tests. If it has been apparent that you are under the influence, you will go to jail for DUI. Now, this does not mean you are guilty, but it does mean that there are some things you are going to need to do.

Step One: Posting Bond

Most DUI charges are set with a low bond amount. Usually between one thousand and five thousand dollars. The typical fee you will pay is around 10% of that, or one hundred to five hundred dollars. This does not account for more serious DUI charges such as an aggravated DUI or one involving an accident.

Step Two: Finding A Lawyer

You are going to need an attorney to represent you in your case. Even if you plan on pleading guilty. There are several things the lawyer is going to need to address such as classes you may now have to take, fines you must pay, and reinstating your license. In the majority of DUI cases your drivers license is immediately suspended. You will need to obtain a modified license to continue driving. Most bail bondsmen have attorney referral sheets or business cards in their offices.

What Classes Do I Have To Take?

This really depends on the court. Most judges will have to attend a Victims Impact Panel and a defensive driving class. You may also have to have an interlock device installed in your vehicle for a period of time. Big Mikes Bail Bonds has helped countless people in Kansas with the process for a DUI. If you have any questions give us a call today! We are always available 24 hours a day. 
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