If someone has been arrested for something relatively minor, such as being drunk in public, the defendant may not need the assistance of an expert San Diego bail bondsman to get out of jail.
When someone is arrested for a minor crime they may still be taken to the jail to be booked and processed. They will have their mug shots and fingerprints taken, they will undergo a national warrant screen and background check and their information will be entered into the computer system. As long as the warrant screen comes back clean, the arresting officer may decide to issue them a citation, inform them of their court date, and let them go without requiring they post bond. In this case, we would say the defendant has been issued a “cite-out”.
Many counties will issue cite-outs for basic first time DUI offenses. This not the case in San Diego. If you know someone who has been taken into custody for driving while under the influence, if no one was hurt, there was no accident involved and the defendant did not attempt to flee, they will likely have their bail set at $2,500.
If you have learned a loved one has been arrested and you have questions about San Diego bail bonds and whether the defendant may be eligible for a cite-out, call Adelante Bail Bonds now at 619-785-3077. A bondsman is available to help you at any time, day or night, weekends and holidays included.