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2nd dui with an open bench warrant

Santa Clarita, CA |

hi im not sure if i have a bench warrant from 6 months ago, but i got caught for my 2nd dui 2 nights ago and i think i have a bench warrant. i spent the night in jail due to the dui but since i have a bench warrant open (not sure if i do) wouldnt have i spent more time in jail? or would it be up to the judge on my court date. help please

Attorney Answers 4

  1. If you had a warrant you would not be released unless you posted additional
    bail amount. Another issue is was the first duo from the same court. Also
    you Kay ne charged with a vc 23164 violation of driving with a bag of .01
    or greater while on dui probation. You should consult an attorney.

  2. Even with an outstanding warrant the Los Angeles County Sheriff may release you. There are a lot of factors to consider and you need to consult with a DUI attorney in your area right away. Look to the California DUI Lawyers Association for help finding a good attorney.

    Of course, every DUI case is different and you should consult an experienced DUI defense attorney in your area with questions regarding your specific case. It is always in your best interest to have a good DUI attorney represent you when you have been arrested for a DUI.

  3. You may have a warrant but there is not enough information to determine. You need an attorney and make sure you contact the DMV within 10 days.
    Robert Driessen

    Mr. Driessen is a former Deputy DA in Orange County with over 8 years of criminal law experience. Nothing stated on this site shall in anyway be construed as legal advice, or as creating any attorney client relationship. If you would like to hire Mr. Driessen, feel free to contact him at

  4. Normally if you have a bench warrant you would NOT be released and would be dragged into the court where the warrant is out of. One of two things happened. You don't have a bench warrant OR the Sheriff's Department screwed it up. A distinct possibility.

    Brian Michaels
    Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney

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