Palm Desert, CA asked in Criminal Law for California

Q: Bail out before or after arraignment?

Booked on 3 misdemeanor counts, throw at vehicle, dui in possession of, and blowing over 0.08, 1 felony count awd non firearm. Client also has outstanding traffic tickets, from before arrest. With a previous brandishing charge that is 10 years old, no other priores. Client is also from area, employed, with a wife and three kids. Should they bail out before or after arraignment to get affaires in order?

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David Dastrup
David Dastrup
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Torrance, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: It depends, so he hiring an attorney that is familiar with the court, and could look at the details of the case and priors, would best be able to advise on this. No guessing is going to help, other than to say that if bailed out, then there is time without being in jail to work on case--this is usually a good thing.

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