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4 Critical Steps After a DUI Arrest in San Diego

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March 4, 2019  |  Posted by Balboa Bail Bonds Team  |  DUI

In our experience, the stress, coupled with the lack of knowledge of the DUI arrest process, contributes to our clients making mistakes after their DUI arrests that only make their circumstances worse. Below is our summary of the 4 Critical Steps to take after a DUI arrest in San Diego.

The 4 Steps:

1. Retain an Experienced Defense Attorney
2. Bail Out of Jail as Quickly as Possible
3. Attend All Scheduled Court Dates
4. Stay in Contact with Your Bail Bondsman throughout the Life of Your Case

1. Retain an Experienced Defense Attorney

As bail bondsmen, we do not offer legal advice to our clients. We highly recommend that our clients retain experienced DUI defense attorneys as quickly as possible after a DUI arrest in San Diego. We recommend this simply because we want the best possible legal outcomes for our clients. Obtaining legal advice quickly after a DUI arrest will assist you in making decisions of most benefit to you while you are in jail and after you are released.

• How to Contact a Defense Attorney from Jail

Contacting a defense attorney from jail requires you to use the jail phone line. You may call an attorney directly, or call a friend or family member to assist you in contacting an attorney. All conversations on the jail phone line can be recorded, so we highly recommend not discussing any details about your arrest or the events leading up to your arrest over the jail phone line.

2. Bail Out of Jail as Quickly as Possible Using Bail Bonds in San Diego

You can make a phone call soon after you are booked into jail. This is the best time to call our team at Balboa Bail Bonds! We specialize in San Diego bail bonds and, the sooner you call us after you are booked into jail, the sooner we can expedite the bail process on our end. Even if you are not yet aware of your bail amount, call us and we will monitor your case for free until you become eligible for a bail bond in San Diego. We will provide you with a step-by-step, in depth explanation of the bail process and answer any questions you have about San Diego bail bonds.

• How to Contact a Bail Bondsman from Jail

Contacting a San Diego bail bondsman from jail requires you to use the jail phone line. If you know the number of a San Diego bail bondsman, you may call them directly. If you are not familiar with any local bail bondsman, a list of bail bondsmen and their phone numbers is provided to you in jail.

Alternatively, you may call a friend or family member to assist you in contacting a bail bondsman. All conversations on the jail phone line can be recorded, so we highly recommend not discussing any details about your arrest or the events leading up to your arrest over the jail phone line.

3. Attend All Scheduled Court Dates

Once you have bailed out of jail, the most important thing you can do to resolve your case is to attend all of your scheduled court dates. If you have a scheduled court date approaching and you know that you cannot attend, we recommend that you contact your attorney and your bail bondsman right away. Your attorney can help you re-schedule your court date.

If you do not appear for a scheduled court date, you bail bondsman can forfeit your San Diego bail bond and a bench warrant will be issued for your arrest.

4. Stay in Contact with Your Bail Bondsman throughout the Life of Your Case

It is very important that you stay in contact with your bail bondsman for the entire life of your case. We recommend that you check in with your bail bondsman after each court date to inform them that you attended your court date and to update them as to the status of your case. If you maintain consistent communication with your bail bondsman throughout the life of your case, it will be easier for them to assist you if any bail-related issues or problems arise during your case.

If you or a loved one needs to bail out of jail after a DUI arrest in San Diego, please contact us immediately. We specialize in DUI bail bonds in San Diego and we are always open!

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Are you unsure whether or not a friend or family member has been arrested for DUI in San Diego? Contact us right away so we can quickly assist you in finding out who’s in jail in San Diego or anywhere in California. Even if you do not have an immediate need for bail bonds in San Diego, we welcome any questions you have about the bail process.

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