For any arrest, getting out of jail is the first step needed so you can begin work on developing a solid defense strategy. It is difficult to provide the information necessary for a thoughtful analysis of your case while behind bars, so it is important to know some basics about when you will be released from jail after a DUI arrest.

The DUI statutes provide for an arrest when a person is operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or higher. Part of an arrest includes being taken to jail, where you can be released on bond but only after the following:

  • You are no longer under the influence of alcohol.

● You exhibit behavior consistent with what is considered normal activity and mental awareness.

● Your BAC is at 0.05% or lower.

● You have been in jail for at least 8 hours after the arrest.


Upon release, you will have several things that need your attention in order for you to be prepared for your case. First, if your car was impounded you will need to arrange for its recovery. Second, you will learn of your Court date, and you must appear or face revocation of your bond. To make sure you comply with what is required of you, consult a knowledgeable DUI defense attorney. A DUI defense attorney will help you keep track of your responsibilities, will speak for you at Court, and will work hard to make sure you do not lose your right to drive.

If you have been arrested for a DUI, call our office to speak with a qualified criminal defense attorney. We help people charged in Stuart and the Treasure Coast. Call today to schedule an appointment for a free initial evaluation of your case.