Arrest and Jail Process

The Colorado Arrest Process - What to Expect in Jefferson County and Douglas County, Colorado, Jails

Most people in Douglas County, Colorado, have never been arrested. It is a humiliating process to endure - particularly when you've done nothing wrong. In many cases, Jefferson County Police Officers will arrest you because you won't confess to something you did not do. Understanding what will occur is a good start to lessening the impact of this often unavoidable time.

Being Handcuffed and Taken to Jail in Arapahoe County, Colorado

Officers typically listen to whoever will talk to them, and decide who to arrest. In domestic violence cases, the man usually goes to jail - even if the evidence is that the woman broke the law first. You will be searched, handcuffed and put in a patrol car for transport to the Arapahoe County Jail or the one in the county where the case originated.

Denver County Jail Procedure - What Happens at the Denver Jail?

Once you arrive at the Denver County Jail, you will complete the booking process. This includes being thoroughly searched for contraband or weapons. Next, you will be placed in a holding cell, where you are observed. Detectives may come to try and get you to talk before a defense lawyer is hired, but don't speak to them. Next, you will have identity questions for a criminal background check. You will be asked about mental health problems and physical health problems. Based on this information and your criminal charges, you will change into a jail uniform and be placed in a jail cell.

Your First Court Appearance in Adams County After Being Arrested

Following your arrest and booking procedure, you will appear before a judge for advisement of your rights, setting your bond and the issuance of a Restraining Order / Protection Order. This is an important time to have a defense attorney at your side.  The timing of this appearance depends on how quickly you are booked, and whether court is held on the weekend or not. In Adams and Jefferson County, there is not usually a weekend court, but there is in Denver.

Posting of a PR Bond or Bail in the Douglas County, Colorado Jail

Bail / Bond is the money or bondsman promise to pay documents which permit your release on a promise to come to court. While a PR, or Personal Recognizance bond is possible, if you have a violent case, sex case, or prior criminal history, you won't get one and will have to post a bond in cash or by surety (bondsman). Generally, people need friends or family to gather this money or hire a bondsman, to bail them out of jail in Castle Rock and Douglas County.

Call an experienced Denver area criminal defense attorney at 303-731-0719. We work in all Colorado state courts and city municipal courts. Together, we can protect your future.

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