The Pretrial Services Program supports community safety efforts by providing accurate information to the judicial system for release decisions and structured supervision of defendants while on pretrial status. The Pretrial Services Program accomplishes this in two primary ways:
a. Interview and investigate individuals who qualify for Personal Recognizance Bonds (PR Bonds) and provide that information to the judicial officers who make a determination to release the individual from custody. Program staff provide supervision to help ensure the individual attends scheduled court appearances and does not re-offend while out on PR Bond.
b. Provide compliance monitoring to individuals who have been releases from custody on PR Bond with conditions that may include drug and alcohol testing.
For additional information, please contact Dawn Montoya, PR Bond Commissioner at (719) 390-2061 or email@example.com
FREQUENTLY ASKED PRETRIAL SERVICES QUESTIONS
I. What are the bond types for getting released from the Criminal Justice Center?
1. Cash Bond: Post the full bail amount in cash with the court. If you fail to appear, the bond amount is forfeited.
2. Surety Bond: A bail bond company signs a promissory note to the court for the full bail amount and charges you a fee for the service. If you fail to appear, the bond company is liable to the court for the full bail amount.
3. Personal Recognizance (PR) Bond: The court releases you on a signed agreement that you will appear in court as required. A PR bond may have a condition or multiple conditions as set forth by the judge.
II. How do I put money on a defendant’s account for a PR Bond Fee?
There are a few ways to get your PR Bond fees on the books at CJC.
1. If you came in with money you can use this cash to cover your fees.
2. If you have friends/family locally, he/she can come down to CJC to pay the fees.
3. If you have friends/family out of town or state they can do payments over the phone to Smart deposit 1-866-394-0490 (Monday – Friday 08:00 Am – 08:00 PM, EST) or go on line at www.SmartDeposit.com.
4. If you came in with a debit or credit card; you might be able to access our ATM or use the kiosk machine to pay the fees.
5. If you are unable to pay or make calls; please explain your concerns to your public defender or attorney during advisements.
III. If I have the public defender represent me at advisements; will they still be my attorney when I’m released from custody?
You will have to contact the public defender’s office once released to complete any necessary paperwork. If you qualify for public defender one will be appointed to you. Questions can be directed to the Public Defender’s Office at 719-475-1235 or go to their website at https://www.courts.state.co.us/Self_Help/applyforpublicdefender/.