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Cost of Bail for Common Misdemeanors in the Detroit Area

Cost of Bail for Common Misdemeanors in the Detroit Area

Posted 5 years ago by Jim Titus


If you’re arrested for a misdemeanor, chances are you can be released by posting bail before seeing a judge. The cost of bail for common misdemeanors in the Detroit area is already set in place in many situations. The purpose is to simplify the process and to reduce time and costs for officers, attorneys and the court.

The Difference Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony

A misdemeanor is a crime punishable by less than one year in jail. In Michigan, misdemeanors include assault and battery, aggravated assault, disturbing the peace, resisting arrest, prostitution, indecent exposure, trespassing, larceny of less than $1,000 and possession of marijuana.

A felony is punishable by more than one year in jail. Felonies include murder, criminal sexual conduct, arson and human trafficking, among others.

Cost of Bail for Common Misdemeanors in the Detroit Area

The following from the Bail Bonds Network is a general idea regarding the cost of bail for common misdemeanors in the Detroit area. However, a variety of circumstances could be factors in the cost of bail, such as how many times the offense was committed, the defendant’s criminal history and the extent of the crime that was committed.

Cost of Bail for Common Misdemeanors in the Detroit Area• Battery against a police officer: About $2,500

• Battery against a spouse or other civilian: About $10,000 (not including the felony offense of sexual battery)

• Violation of a restraining order: About $15,000

• Possession of a controlled substance: First offense, $2,500; second offense, $10,000

• Driving Under the Influence or Driving While Intoxicated: Some states differentiate between the two; a DUI would be when the person is below the legal limit of intoxication but his or her driving is still impacted and a DWI requires the driver to be over the legal limit, as stated on the Bail Bonds Network post. The first DUI charge can be as much as $2,500. The second charge is $10,000, and a third is $15,000. If there is a fourth charge, the misdemeanor would then be considered a felony and bail may be set at $50,000.

• Driving under the influence on a suspended license: $2,500 (may be separate charges)

• Public intoxication: From $200 to $500 (including public indecency)

Contact Detroit Bail Bonds for Details

If you want to know more about the cost of bail for common misdemeanors in the Detroit area, we are here to help. Through our many years of experience throughout Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and St. Clair counties, we can tell you what can possibly be expected in your case.

Also consider consulting with an attorney to learn more about what can be expected to happen after you post your bail.

Cost of Bail for Common Misdemeanors in the Detroit Area

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