Getting a DUI bail bond in Minnesota

by | Oct 9, 2014 | Law

If you have been drinking and you are stopped by the police there is a very good chance that you will have to submit to a sobriety test, if it is found that your blood alcohol content is in excess of the legal limit you will be arrested and charged with DUI, driving under the influence. You will be booked and placed in a jail cell; usually the next day when you have sobered up you are arraigned in front of a judge. At the arraignment you are given the opportunity to plead innocence or guilt and bail will be set by the court for you to gain temporary release. If you have no desire to stay in jail, and most people do not, then you must raise the bail amount that has been set. The court is only interested in the bail be posted, they do not care where the money comes from, it can be from your own resources or you can arrange for DUI bail bonds in Minnesota. If you can’t raise the money yourself the bail bondsman will be your own source of bail money.

DUI bail bonds in Minnesota are for the amount of money the court demands for your release. The amount is set high enough to make it in your best interests to show up for trial but not enough to make it impossible to raise the funds. When the accused eventually shows up for trial, the bail is returned, if the bond was from a bondsman all the money is returned to him, including the ten percent that you had to put up yourself, this is the bondsman’s profit for taking the risk. Bond is not a fine nor is it a penalty; it is simply money that provides incentive for the accused to return for trial. If the accused should skip and not appear, the bail money is forfeited to the court and the defendant becomes a fugitive.

When you call upon a bondsman to arrange for DUI bail bonds in Minnesota you have to put up a small percentage, usually 10 percent, the bondsman puts up the rest. In some cases before the bondsman acts he will demand collateral to cover the amount he put up. When the accused does appear in court the bail money is returned and the lien on the assets that were pledged as collateral is invalidated.

Companies offering DUI bail bonds in Minnesota are easily identified, they are usually close to courthouses and police stations; in most cases the defendant can be free within an hour or two.

If you have been charged with DUI you may be looking for a company that provides DUI bail bonds in Minnesota. If this is the case you are invited to contact Liberty Bail Bonds at any time.

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