Vista DUI bail for a misdemeanor is $ 2500.00. It is $ 100,000 for a felony DUI with injury. Many cases have bail reduced at the first appearance if the facts and individual's ties to the community show they will appear. An OR (own recogizance) release is release on your signature guarantee, no money and maybe available after arraignment. The first appearance is within 3 business days of the arrest, but some people do not want to wait. If you can post the cash bail, the money will be returned to you after the case is resolved. It guarantees your appearance. If you fail to appear, the bail is forfeited and a warrant for your arrest goes out for a much greater amount because the $2500.00 was not enough to guarantee your appearance. The DUI bail can be reinstated and is not totally gone for good if you turn yourself in or are picked up within 6 months of the forfeiture. Bail Bond companies are insurance companies that post a premium guaranteeing your appearance or they pay the amount of the bond if it is forfeited.