Bail & Bond

Colorado Laws on Bond: Posting Bail After Being Charged

For many criminal charges, a judge may set and issue a bail amount to ensure that the accused individual will return to court for trial. When a judge sets bail in your case, you have two choices: remain in jail until your trial, or post the bail amount and be released on bond. If you have been arrested, don’t panic—our criminal lawyer in Centennial, CO Michael D. Evans helps clients through the bail and bond process and every other aspect of a criminal case.


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How We Help with Bond & Bail

Individuals accused of committing criminal acts need protection immediately, not just during criminal trial. At The Evans Firm, our criminal defense lawyer has helped thousands of people by advocating for their rights and best interests from start to finish.

During arraignment, the judge decides whether to set bail based on the factors of the individual situation, and how the defendant responds to questions. Stress and intimidation often causes individuals to misrepresent themselves during this hearing.

If you are poorly represented in your situation, the judge may set bail in situations where they would not usually deem it necessary. Our defense attorney ensures that individuals are fairly represented during the hearing. In many cases, this can help you avoid bail entirely!

How Bail is Set in Colorado

The first court appearance that individuals make after being arrested is usually the arraignment hearing, where a judge will review the facts of the case, ask questions, and determine the bail amount (if any). The judge has final say on bail and bond in a criminal case, and that is why it is vital for you to be fairly and accurately represented during the hearing.

However, there are several special conditions for bail and bond:

Driving with a suspended license

Under 42-2-138 (1) (d) (I), C.R.S., if you are arrested for driving while your license or driving privileges have been suspended because of a driving offense conviction, bail is set at $10,000.

Fleeing the scene and intoxicated driving

Under 18-9-116.5, C.R.S. and 42-4-1301, C.R.S., if you attempt to evade police or flee the scene of an accident while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, bail is set to $50,000.

Distributing illegal drugs/narcotics

Under 18-18-405, C.R.S., if you are accused of distributing controlled substances or illegal narcotics that fall under the Schedule I and Schedule II subcategories, bail is set to $50,000.

Cases of domestic violence

Under 18-6-800.3 (1), C.R.S., if you are released on bond in a case of domestic violence, you are legally obligated to acknowledge and abide by protective orders made under 18-1-1001 (5), C.R.S.

Revoking release on bail bond

If you commit a felony offense while free on bail bond, the court that released you on bond has the ability to revoke your release, increase the bail amount, or change bail conditions.

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Whether you or a loved one has been accused of a committing a crime in Colorado, there’s no reason you should have to face the court alone. At The Evans Firm, we fight to protect our clients' best interest during arraignment and bail hearings. Our criminal defense lawyer in Centennial has conducted more than 58 jury trials in an 8-year period!

Don’t trust a less experienced defense attorney with your case; trust a criminal lawyer who has helped thousands of people which has resulted in many successful results. Schedule a free, confidential consultation and discuss your case with our team in Centennial, CO!

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