Violation of Bail Bond Conditions

Violation of Denver Bail Bond Conditions, C.R.S. 18-8-212

Bail / Bond in Denver County is designed to ensure that a man or woman accused of a criminal act returns to court to face charges against them. Over time, Bail / Bond has morphed into a tool to ensure that the accused will act properly while on bond, including obeying conditions that they not have any contact with victims, not drink alcohol, not do drugs, not possess firearms, and not commit any new offenses.  See our Bail Bond Procedures page for more information on Bail Bonds.

Arapahoe and Douglas County Bond / Bail Posting

Generally, posting of Bond or Bail occurs at the Douglas County Jail or the Arapahoe County Jail.  Sometimes, during business hours bonds can be posted at the court clerk's office.  These two counties are in the same judicial district and follow the same procedures.  When someone fails to appear in court or violates a term and condition of their bond, they can be charged with Violation of Bail Bond Conditions, and face mandatory DOC or county jail time.

Jefferson County Violation of Bail Bond Conditions - Lawyer Warns of Mandatory Prison or Jail

Violation of Bail Bond Conditions, C.R.S. 18-8-212, can be a misdemeanor or a felony charge.  It is particularly powerful as far as crimes go, because not only can your Bail Bond be revoked and you required to sit in the Jefferson County Jail until your trial is over, but you can be charged with a new offense of violating your bail bond conditions.  In Jefferson County cities like Littleton, Golden and Arvada, this new crime requires a mandatory one year in prison if your original crime was a felony, and six months in jail if you original crime was a misdemeanor.  If mandatory sentences are not steep enough, these jail or prison sentences must be served consecutively (after your main sentence) and not concurrently (at the same time). This harsh sentence is different than most sentences for criminal offenses.

Adams County Bail Bond Law - Questioning Your Presumption of Innocence

The District Attorneys in Adams County and across Colorado are responsible for this harsh law through their lobbying efforts.  The Colorado legislature is fairly friendly with prosecutors and generally willing to do what is asked of them.  We feel the law is unnecessarily strict. Under this law, anyone on bond must live like a little old lady. You cannot afford to go out partying, drinking, be out late, or hang out with friends who violate laws. You must exercise great care in how you live and not violate any laws.  While all this is not terrible, it does infringe on your freedoms before you have been convicted of any crime.  So much for the presumption of innocence.

If you have been accused of committing a new crime or violating conditions of your Bail Bond, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and call the best criminal defense lawyers at the O'Malley Law Office, P.C., at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.

Facing Charges? Get Help Now!