WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GET ARRESTED IN COLORADO SPRINGS?
When you get arrested in Colorado Springs, you will be placed in handcuffs and taken to the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center. Once you arrive at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center, you will begin the booking process. During the booking and processing, you will be fingerprinted, get a mugshot picture taken, and answer questions about your background.
The booking process can take several hours to complete. Once you have finished the booking process, you will be given the opportunity to make phone calls.
What Determines the Amount of My Bail?
If you’re unfamiliar with how to interact with law enforcement, you might make some mistakes. Especially if you’re nervous or anxious… which you probably will be if you just got pulled over.
Some of the things that you’ll want to keep in mind:
After you get arrested, you will have a bond or held without bond until you are advised in front of judge the following court day. The judge will determine the amount of your bail. There are a few things that the judge will consider when setting your bail. A judge will ask themselves a few questions when determining your bail, which includes:
- What is the defendant’s criminal history?
- Is the defendant a flight risk?
- Does the defendant have important family obligations?
- Does the defendant have a strong connection with the community?
- Does the defendant pose a public safety risk?
In addition to an amount of bond, the judge may impose conditions that you must follow. Some of these conditions could be travel restrictions, firearm restrictions, and no-contact orders. If you fail to abide by the rules that are given to you, you risk the chance of going back to jail.
C.R.S. 16-4-102 – Right to bail – before conviction
Any person who is in custody, and for whom the court has not set bond and conditions of release pursuant to the applicable rule of criminal procedure, and who is not subject to the provisions of section 16-4-101(5), has the right to a hearing to determine bond and conditions of release. A person in custody may also request a hearing so that bond and conditions of release can be set. Upon receiving the request, the judge shall notify the district attorney immediately of the arrested person’s request, and the district attorney has the right to attend and advise the court of matters pertinent to the type of bond and conditions of release to be set. The judge shall also order the appropriate law enforcement agency having custody of the prisoner to bring him or her before the court forthwith, and the judge shall set bond and conditions of release if the offense for which the person was arrested is bailable. It is not a prerequisite to bail that a criminal charge of any kind has been filed.
Once bond has been set you can call Dennis Blackwell Bail Bonds, we will work out the details of the bond to have your friend or loved one released. Once bond is posted at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center your friend or loved one will be released in 2 to 6 hours.
A sheriff must release a defendant within six hours after a personal recognizance bond is set and the defendant has returned to jail or within six hours after a cash bond has been set and the defendant has returned to jail and the defendant or surety notified the jail that bond is prepared to be posted, unless extraordinary circumstances exist. In the event of a delay of more than six hours, a surety and the defendant have a right to know what, if any, extraordinary circumstance is causing the delay. Supervisory conditions of release do not justify a delay in release; except that a sheriff may hold a defendant for up to 24 hours if necessary to ensure a defendant is fitted with required electronic monitoring.