California DUI / DWI arrests sometimes end with the person arrested for drunk driving being released on their own recognizance. This means that DUI / DWI arrestee is allowed to be released from jail on their written promise to appear in court to answer to the DUI / DWI charges. If they fail to appear in court to address the DUI / DWI arrest, a warrant for their arrest will issue, and they face separate misdemeanor charges for failure to appear if the underlying DUI / DWI was a misdemeanor DUI / DWI, or will face felony failure to appear charges if the underlying DUI / DWI offense was a felony DUI / DWI.
Free Case EvaluationDUI / DWI arrests often leave a worried loved one in their wake. If someone you care about has been arrested for drunk driving in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Riverside or the Inland Empire, Ventura County, the San Francisco Bay area, including San Francisco, Oakland, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Jose, or any other Bay Area DUI / DWI arrest, drunk driving defense lawyers at The Law Firm can help locate that person promptly, and work quickly to secure their release.
Before attempting to locate someone arrested for DUI / DWI charges, please try to have the person’s full legal name and date of birth at hand. If the DUI / DWI arrestee has contacted you, the DUI / DWI booking number will be helpful.
DUI / DWI arrestees, once located, may be released on their own recognizance, or the services of a DUI / DWI bail bondsman may be necessary. Many counties have an OR officer that will screen those arrested for drunk driving to determine the suitability of their release on their own recognizance. Some counties will release a DUI / DWI suspect automatically, so long as they have identification, are a local resident, and they remain in custody long enough to protect the arresting agency from liability in the event a DUI / DWI suspect is released to get into a DUI / DWI accident where someone is injured.