DUI criminal arraignment proceedings in Vista and throughout San Diego County, usually start with an arrest for DUI where the individual either remains in custody or bails pending arraignment. However, sometimes there is an accident where the alleged DUI driver is injured and taken to the hospital and given a citation or later notified of the arraignment after the blood results become available.
The first DUI Court date for a Vista Court case is the arraignment and is usually scheduled about 30 days after the arrest for a misdemeanor and about 7 days after arrest for a felony. However, if you remain in custody you will have that first date within 3 court days. The DUI Court date is on the bail or bond release paperwork if arrested or on a citation if not arrested. Most people are arrested and post the $2500 bail for a misdemeanor. Bail is significantly more for a felony.