Detecting Drugs in a Person’s System – Part 2

Detecting Drugs in a Person’s System – Part 2

Although alcohol is removed from a person’s bloodstream and body reasonably quickly, that is not the situation with other drugs. The “psychedelic” element, THC, contained in marijuana, is evident for over a month after it has been used. Because of the lengthy amount of time THC can remain in the system, there is no definitive way to detect impairment at a precise point in time.

In comparison, cocaine, is usually out of the body within a day or two. Thus, its presence can be a better indicator that a person is operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs.

Elevated Crash Risks and Drug Recognition Experts
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration surrendered in communications to Congress that the present knowledge of drugs besides alcohol makes it impractical to precisely determine when raised levels of these substances cause a higher accident risk for a motorist. Because of this, some districts use “Drug Recognition Experts.” These are specifically trained police officers that are advanced in their ability to determine drug impairment in motorists. These officers are trained to closely survey a person’s behavior, eye mobility and other factors suggestive of drug influence. Over forty states including the District of Columbia have created Drug Evaluation and Classification Programs to educate and equip these types of officers.

Legalized Marijuana and Driving Under the Influence of Drugs
There are an increasing number of states and cities that have legalized both the use of marijuana for medical and recreational use. This revision in the laws across the United States, and in Colorado, pours into the need to establish other ways of determining if a motorist is impaired because of the use of a drug, including marijuana.

The education is likely to expand to other districts in the close immediate future. In addition, technology continues to advance in a way that is thought will make it straightforward for officers to determine if a motorist is impaired by marijuana at the time of citation or its presence in a person’s system is leftover from prior consumption.

Bail Bonds | Pros and Cons

Bail Bonds | Pros and Cons

With any choice, there are advantages and disadvantages. Maybe you or a loved one made a choice that has landed them in jail. There are also pros and cons to bailing yourself or a loved one out of jail with a bail bond. Considering this fact, people naturally have a lot of confusion about the bail bond system. After all, most people have no need to know the process of how to bail a friend or family member out of jail. This is an easy list of some pros and cons of using a bail bond when bailing someone out of jail.



  • Bail bond companies are open 24/7
  • 90% cheaper than the bail itself
  • Get expert help from professional agents
  • Can be paid for with a payment plan
  • Rescues your loved one from jail


  • Don’t get the bail bond money back in the end
  • Can only get help in the state where the company is licensed
  • Not all bail agents are trustworthy

Clearly, from this list, the benefits of securing a bail bond greatly offset any disadvantages. A bail bond from Dennis Blackwell Bail Bonds is an affordable way to bail someone out of jail. On top of being reasonable, you will draw on the help and experience of a professional bail agent. You can trust that our agents are always here to help our clients first.

Contact us now at Dennis Blackwell Bail Bonds and let us know how we can help. We are here 24/7 for you and if you prefer to call, we can be reached at 719-390-3930.

What If I Can Pay My Own Bail?

What If I Can Pay My Own Bail?

One of the most common questions asked for a bail bondsman, “Do I need to get a bail bond, even if I have the money to pay for my bail?”

There are a several things to consider when answering this question. First thing to keep in mind is that your bail might be considerably higher than what you can afford. (But you’re not alone, in fact, Fifty-seven percent of Americans don’t have enough cash to cover a $500 unexpected expense.) If this is your situation, it’s always best to speak with someone in the business to get advice.

That being said, even if you do have the funds to post your own bail, it might not be the best idea. Your two choices are

  • Put down a modest amount for a bail bond, insuring that you keep a cash reserve in the bank for when you’ll need it,

or you could

  • Possibly drain your account to an uncomfortable level, bailing yourself out.

There’s a strong possibility that you’ll have other financial needs once you’re out and will need to use your hard earned money to take care of those things.

Mistakes to Avoid When Posting Bond

Mistakes to Avoid When Posting Bond

Below is a non-exhaustive list of common mistakes to avoid when posting bond to help you navigate through the process.

Lying to The Court and Bail Agency

You’re already facing some trouble and lying will damage any credibility you have. There will be consequences with the court, police, and the bail agency if you are dishonest. Keep in mind that there isn’t just verbal lying to consider. Lying on paperwork (like writing down a fake address) will also have repercussions.

Failure to Appear in Court

If you don’t show up in court, your bail is forfeited and you will likely face further consequences. You’ll be warned of this and it’s important to take that warning seriously. On top of the legal consequences, the cosigner of your bond is someone who loves and cares about you and if you skip out on your bail, they may risk losing their collateral and face having to pay the full bail amount.

Failing to Read The Conditions

There will be specific conditions to your bail and violations of these conditions can be some of the least pleasant of charges. You must show up in court, travel may be prohibited, and you may need to stay away from the alleged victim. Failing to comply with any of the conditions gives the DA leverage to tack on additional charges which could include mandatory jail time, taking probation off the table. Read and understand the conditions of your bond to be sure you’ll avoid extra penalties.

Getting Arrested a Second Time

Don’t get arrested again. Period. It’s the worst thing you can do before your court appearance. Getting arrested again runs the risk of impacting your previous charges, being slapped with a more aggressive sentence, and could leave you needing a second bond. Additionally, you could be left with an unpaid bail accruing added interest and fees. It’s best to stay on your best behavior while you’re out on bail.

What sets us apart from other bail bond companies is our experience and our compassion. Of course, our clients come to Dennis Blackwell Bail Bonds to get out of jail faster but at the same time, we understand that many who reach out to us have no previous experience with bail bonds. We will help you through the process and maintain the utmost discretion with your case.

Contact us now at Dennis Blackwell Bail Bonds and let us know how we can help. We are here 24/7 for you and if you prefer to call, we can be reached at 719-390-3930.

Passion and Relaxation

Passion and Relaxation

Here at Dennis Blackwell Bail Bonds, we understand how important passion is. We utilize our passion to further hone our service of bringing bail bonds to the Colorado Springs community. What drives us is a combination of our passion for what we do, and our desire to be an active part of the community. Our top priority is helping those who need us, and we do everything in our power to make sure we are available 24/7. If you need us, you can always reach us for our 24 hour bail bonds. The quick, helpful, and efficiency of our bail bondsman Colorado Springs make sure you get out as soon as possible. When you or a loved one is in a situation that requires bail, rarely is it a stress-free experience. Here are some of our top recommendations to help the de-stress you during such a chaotic situation. We have created a brief list of some of the simplest things you can do to avoid or alleviate stress build up.

Getting Everything Sorted

Though it may be tempting to shirk off any responsibilities, it will save you heartache if you get things in order sooner rather than later. Start with the most urgent priorities, like arranging bail, figuring out the court appearance date, and establishing where the court will be held. We have all these resources available on our website.

The Little Things

With all the important objectives taken care of, it is crucial to take care of yourself. Make your favorite dinner, puts your blankets in the drier, read a book you are interested in, watch your favorite television show, rent a movie etc. Even the smallest pleasures can help ease any tension of stress you are dealing with.

If you ever need bail bonds Colorado Springs or bail bonds Pueblo CO we have you covered! Our Dennis Blackwell team is always available! Contact us today!

Our Promise

Our Promise

As the New Year begins, so does a new feeling of hope. Now is the time that people sit down and outline their goals and resolutions for the year. Here at Dennis Blackwell Bail Bonds, we are no different. We have taken some time and figured out what our goals are for the coming year.

Dedicated Service: As a business that has been serving the Colorado Springs populous for 26 years, we are more dedicated than ever to help those who need our services this year, and for years to come. We are constantly serving our community and our neighbors when they need us.

Continued Compassion: We understand that the reasons for needing our services are rarely timely, convenient, or simple. This is why we put some many resources on our website. We want to make this difficult time is as simple as possible for those involved. You’ll find court dates, court locations, division phone numbers, helpful forms, and an inmate search all on our website. If you have any questions about the process surrounding bail bonds, we have listed some common ones right on our website for easy access.

Unwavering Determination: Our whole team is driven to provide the Colorado Springs and Pueblo community with the best bail bonds possible. Every member is working hard in their specific role to ensure that everything is as smooth as possible. This determination manifests as our 24/7 availability. We want you to know that if you need us, we are always available to help.

Join us in making this new year a great one! Our bondsman Colorado Springs is always ready to help you with 24 hour bail bonds. Though we provide Colorado Springs bail bonds we also provide bail bonds Pueblo CO. It is with great pride that we serve this part of Southern Colorado! If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us!