Bonding Someone From Jail in Denver or Arapahoe County – An Attorney Explains How
When someone is arrested on suspicion of a crime, the court wants an assurance that the person will return for court if released from the Arapahoe County Jail. This is accomplished through a bail / bond. It is also called posting bail or posting bond. Generally, bail / bond is posted in person. If you live far away, you can use a bondsman to post it for you, although they are not always happy to do this for out of state people due to the increased complication of suing out of state if a bond goes bad.
What Types of Bail / Bond Are There in Jefferson County and Adams County Colorado?
You can usually post two types of bond or bail with Colorado courts and jails. These are cash bonds and surety bonds. A cash bond is simple. Someone needs to bring the paper money to the jail or court and give it to the clerk. At the end of the case, the person posting the money gets it all back, provided the accused attends all court appearances. The second type of bail bond is a surety bondsman. Here, you hire a person and rent their money. A typical rental fee is 15% for bonds under $10,000 and 10% for those above $10,000. At the end of the case, you don’t get any of your rental fee back. This is much like renting some lawn equipment. Your rental fee is gone. Most courts and jails do not accept checks or credit cards. But, we have seen a few jails accept credit cards.
Bond and Bail Reduction Hearings in Douglas County and Adams County
When a person is arrested, they are required to pay the scheduled amount of a bond for the type of crime they are accused of. Judges set these amounts long before the arrest and everyone pays the same. In other cases, if a warrant is issued, a judge will already have examined an Affidavit for Arrest Warrant, and determined the bond amount after getting the input of a police officer or detective. These amounts are sometimes too high to afford. So, there is a procedure where the accused’s lawyer can ask the judge to lower the bond. This occurs at a Bail / Bond Reduction Hearing. There, your attorney will give the court statutory reasons the bond should be lowered to a more affordable level. Read How a Judge Determines a Bail / Bond Amount.
Warrants – Arrest Warrants in Arapahoe County and Jefferson County Colorado
If a crime does not occur in the presence of an officer or you are not nearby to arrest, a police detective will normally ask a court for a warrant for your arrest. This warrant will then be put in a nationwide database for your arrest nationwide. To get this warrant, the detective fills out an Affidavit for Arrest Warrant, which lists the probable cause reasons for your arrest. It is usually centered on the accusation made against you by your “victim” or witnesses. Your side of the story is not needed.
How Long to be Released from Jail After Posting Bond in a Douglas County or Denver Jail
Jails are notorious for taking a long time to release someone after they have posted bond. We have seen 12 hour waits, though the normal wait is 4-6 hours. Don’t be in a hurry. Sometimes it is best to go home after posting bail and wait for a call from your friend or relative.
Our lawyers attend bond reduction hearings and try to get your bond reduced. We then attend all your court hearings and ensure that your constitutional rights are protected. We show the judge or jury that you are innocent of the charges against you. Call us at 303-731-0719, today. Together, we can protect your future.
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