Do You Have To Post Bail If You Are Arrested For A DUI?

March 25th, 2014 by Attorney Dan Carman

Sometimes. Bail conditions are set by a judge. In Kentucky, a person arrested for DUI (1st Offense) may be required to post a cash bond in the amount of $500, released upon the signature of a 3rd party and a $25 fee only, released upon his or her own recognizance, or may be required to fulfill other conditions – it is up to the judge.

A person arrested for DUI (2nd Offense) or DUI (3rd Offense) may be required to pay a much greater amount of money in order to be released from jail while the case is pending. In all cases, however, an attorney can request that the court lower the amount of bail. You should consider hiring a DUI defense lawyer if you would like assistance in having a Defendant’s bond amount reduced.

If you (or a loved one) have been charged with a DUI in Kentucky or in the Lexington area in particular, call my office at (859) 685-1055 for a free consultation.

Attorney Dan Carman

Attorney Dan CarmanFocusing on criminal matters, Mr. Carman is admitted to practice law in all Courts of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, and the United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit. He is a member of the American, Kentucky, and Fayette County Bar Associations. Mr. Carman also worked as a prosecutor, as well as a legal assistance attorney. Attorney Dan Carman can help you with any criminal defense matters you may need including; DUI, drug, and weapons charges, trespassing, traffic violations and more. [ Attorney Bio ]