Question: Can I bail someone out for a DUI the day before their arraignment?

Answer: You can bail someone out before the arraignment. Depending on the situation, it is possible that the person would be released on what is called “O.R. release” by the Judge. Your Attorney can request this and put up a fight for O.R. release, but it is at the discretion of the court at that point, and would depend on how serious the charge is. If you do bail someone out, then they would potentially be able to stay out of jail during the proceedings on that same bail already posted. It is also possible that the Judge could increase the bail amount…or potentially deny bail altogether in serious situations. Was there an accident involved? Or is this person a multiple DUI offender?


Phil Hache
DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney
Handling DUI and Criminal matters throughout Courts in Southern California including Van Nuys, San Fernando, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Metro, Bellflower, Alhambra, Malibu, Compton, Inglewood and other Courts.
Office in Sherman Oaks