BailGetting out of jail after being arrested
What is Bail?
Bail is the amount of money a defendant must post to be released from custody until their trial is heard. The purpose of bail is to ensure the defendant’s appearance at all court trials and hearings.
Fundamentally, the core of the South African law system is that a person is “innocent until proven guilty”. Bail is used to minimally impact an accused’s freedom while the police continue to collect and process evidence regarding the case against the person who is accused of the crime.
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Driving after a few drinks is common practice in South Africa but an alarming rise in the number of deaths caused by drunk driving annually.
What is DUI?
DUI, or driving under the influence means that you are in control of a mode of transport on a public road with blood levels exceeding the legal alcohol limit.
What is the legal alcohol limit while operating a vehicle?
- The legal blood alcohol limit at the moment is 0.05g per 100ml for all drivers.
- The blood alcohol content limit is 0.02g per 100ml for professional drivers.
The legal consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol:
- You will be arrested and charged;
- You will be kept in custody until you can post bail;
- Posting bail is best facilitated by a bail attorney such as Coetzee Attorneys.
- You will face a fine or a two year prison sentence, or both, depending on:-
• previous convictions against you;
• extenuating circumstances surrounding your arrest.
- You may lose your driver’s license, or have it suspended;
• First time offenders – suspension for at least six months;
• Second time offenders – suspension for five years;
• Third time offenders – suspension for at least ten years.
Coetzee Bail Attorney cost effective legal expertise for:
- Bail applications
- Bail hearings
- Bail surety
- and trial advocacy