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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for California on
Q: Help with understanding why there are two separate bails.

Hi my fiance was arrested for 2 warrants for DUI misdemeanors and one county is saying no bail and the other has a bail for 30,000 what does this mean?

Michael Rutledge Norton
Michael Rutledge Norton
answered on Apr 28, 2022

There are two separate bails because there are two separate cases. I am guessing he plead guilty on one case and then got a new case. The 30,000 bail is the new case, and the no bail is the old case. The new case was a probation violation on the old case so there is a hold until he comes to court.... Read more »

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Q: I cant contact the court by phone, what do I do?

I live in Orange County California and was sentenced to 60 days jail for a DUI charges. I got accepted to a house arrest program and was supposed to prebook a few days ago. I was feeling kind of sick but I went anyways, at the jail I got tested for covid and told to go home and so need to... Read more »

Michael Rutledge Norton
Michael Rutledge Norton
answered on Mar 11, 2022

You can either hire an attorney or call the PD that represented you and ask them to add it back on at the courthouse. Show the judge your COVID test or let them know the jail sent you home for COVID. The Judge will most likely give you a new turn in date. Or you could go do this yourself but be... Read more »

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Q: I am applying for teacher credential and my.dui paperwork shows pled nolo contendere and got probation misd DUI.. put?

Sorry for condensed above. I don't know if I have to put convicted of 23152ab or my plea shows pled not guilty.. nolo contendere. Then shows I was assigned probation. I just want to input everything correctly

Michael Rutledge Norton
Michael Rutledge Norton
answered on May 17, 2021

I would need to see the application and your court paperwork to be certain but it sounds like you need to indicate you were convicted of a misdemeanor (the DUI) and were sentenced to probation. I do not know if you are still on probation or not. Contact your previous attorney to assist you with the... Read more »

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