If You Are Arrested for DUII in Oregon, Are You Eligible for Bail?

Interviewer: When someone’s arrested for DUII, will they normally be put in jail and they have to bail out, or will they be released on their own recognizance, and what’s the normal thing to happen?

Shannon: It depends on the location of which jail you go to. Sometimes you are asked you to post security, which is usually $500.00 in a DUII situation. Other times they’re going to release you on your own recognizance such as in Marion County, here in Salem.

Oftentimes they don’t ask you to post bail. It really is up to the jail at that point because the purpose is to secure your returned appearance in court. If you really don’t have any serious history and you don’t have any money on you, it’s going to be more expensive for them to hold you than to just say, “Come back for your court date for this misdemeanor charge.”

Interviewer: Do any of the jails have a reputation for being difficult to people who have been charged with DUII?

Shannon: I know that the county that’s notorious for really being the most difficult to deal with is probably Washington County, that’s the Hillsboro area, outside of Portland.

Shannon I. Wilson, Esq.

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