Bail is the sum of money that the court demands you to pay to be able to get out of jail. Under California law, the bail amount can be paid in form of cash, or bonds. In most DUI cases, the court demands a financial guarantee in the form of bail to ensure that you will appear in court as scheduled. If you make an appearance as requested during your court casel, then your bail amount will be refunded to you within 6-12 weeks. In some cases, bail is the only way to skip jail time. Discuss the possibilities with your Los Angeles DUI attorney for complete details.