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What You Need to Know About Posting Bail After a Holiday DWI Arrest

 Posted on December 27, 2021 in Bail Bonds

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For many people, the holiday season offers a chance to take a vacation, relax, spend time with family and friends, and participate in enjoyable activities while preparing to begin a new year. Unfortunately, nothing can ruin these festivities like getting arrested. Even though many people may be staying home or keeping their celebrations small this year due to the ongoing pandemic, others may be planning to attend Christmas celebrations or spend time out and about on New Year’s Eve. Because police are aware of the potential for drunk driving while people are celebrating, they will be looking to arrest anyone who may potentially be intoxicated. Those who are arrested and charged with DWI will need to understand their options for posting bail and getting released.

Increased Drunk Driving Stops and Arrests Over the New Year’s Holiday

Law enforcement officials have stated that the rate of drunk or intoxicated driving increases significantly during the holidays, and because of this, they regularly increase their enforcement efforts during this time of year. The Texas Department of Transportation has reported that there were 2,462 car wrecks in the state in 2020 between December 1 and January 1 that involved drunk driving or other forms of intoxication, and these led to 215 injuries and 93 deaths. In addition, the Texas Highway Patrol performed 615 DWI arrests during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays in 2020.

This year will likely see a similar pattern, and anyone who is suspected of driving while intoxicated by drugs or alcohol may potentially be arrested. After an arrest, a driver will be taken to a police station or a similar facility, and they will be required to take a chemical test that measures their blood alcohol content (BAC). These tests measure BAC through a sample of the person’s breath, blood, or urine. In some cases, blood or urine samples may be used to determine whether a driver has any controlled substances in their system that impaired their ability to drive safely. If a person is over the legal limit of .08 percent for BAC, or if they have drugs or a combination of substances in their system that may have impaired their physical and mental faculties, they may be charged with DWI. 

If a person is formally charged with the criminal offense of DWI, an arraignment will be held, and a judge will set an amount of bail that is believed to be appropriate in the person’s situation. This amount may be based on a variety of factors, including the severity of the charges (considering issues such as whether drunk driving led to a person’s injury or whether a minor was in the vehicle at the time of the arrest) and any previous DWI arrests or convictions, as well as the person’s criminal record as a whole. Bail must be paid before the person can be released.

Contact Our Denton County Bail Agents for DWI Charges

Dealing with a DWI arrest during the holiday season can be difficult, and the amount of money that a person or family has available to pay bail may be limited. Fortunately, Doc’s Bail Bonds can help in these situations by providing affordable options to ensure that a person’s loved ones can post bail on their behalf. We offer flexible payment plans and other payment methods, such as holding collateral as cash. We make sure a person will be able to take the correct steps to post bail and get released from jail as quickly as possible. To learn more about our services and how we can help a person get out of jail fast, contact a Dallas County bail bondsman 24/7 at 214-747-4110.





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