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Douglas County Jail Information in Castle Rock, CO

The Douglas County jail sits about halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs. This facility is a jail, not a prison. Consequently, it houses inmates serving sentences for misdemeanor offenses such as OWI and shoplifting, as well as people who cannot afford bail while they await trial. The Douglas County Inmate Search in Colorado The first step in getting your loved one out of jail is to locate them. There are two ways to do this: You can call the Douglas County jail from Colorado or from out of state at (303) 660-7550 or  You can navigate to the Inmate Inquiry page and search from there. Keep in mind that the Douglas County jail in Castle Rock, CO does not house juveniles. If you are searching for a juvenile, check the Juvenile Assessment Center in Centennial.  Posting Bail for an Inmate If the inmate you are searching for is simply awaiting trial (and has not pled guilty or been convicted), you can probably secure their release before trial by posting bail. Bail is a form of insurance. If you post bail for an inmate and they don’t show up for a trial, the state will not return any of the bail money. You may also be fined an additional amount. In some cases, a judge might deny bail altogether. In most cases, however, the only question is whether the amount of the bail is affordable. Professional bail bond companies are usually available to extend bail loans, although you will probably have to put up some collateral to secure the loan. The Inmate Inquiry page (mentioned above) should list the amount of the bail. You cannot use a bail bondsman for a “cash only” bail. Method of Payment You can pay the bail online using a credit or debit card at www.accesscorrections.com or by calling 866-345-1884. You can also pay by cash or money order 24/7 by visiting the jail.  Visitation You cannot visit an inmate in person unless you are a lawyer, a member of the clergy, or some other professional. If you are a relative or a friend, you will have to settle for a video conference, which can take place at the jail or in your home. To do this, you must create an account in advance with GettingOut.com or the Telmate kiosk in the lobby of the jail. Visiting hours run from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day., and it costs $9.99 for each 30-minute video visit. You will need access to a PC or a laptop.  Fighting for the Rights of Criminal Defendants If the prosecutor has charged you with a crime, you are going to need a criminal defense lawyer to represent you. Be aware of this muchーfounding partner Austin Lux is a former prosecutor himself. As such, he understands how the other side thinks, and he can anticipate their next move. Contact The Lux Law Firm any time day or night by calling 719-627-3187 or by contacting us online so that we can schedule a free initial consultation with you.

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El Paso County Jail Information

The El Paso County Jail and Detention Facility is located in Colorado Springs, CO. It houses about 1,500 inmates. It is designed for temporary housing of inmates, although a few inmates serve out their entire sentences there. Visitation is restricted and sometimes inconvenient. The facility is located at 2727 East Las Vegas Street in Colorado Springs, and the main telephone number is 719-390-2000.  Inmates The El Paso County Jail houses the following types of inmates: Inmates who are awaiting trial; Inmates who are awaiting sentencing; Inmates who are awaiting transfer to other detention facilities (such as a state prison); and Inmates who are serving their entire sentences at the El Paso County Jail, typically for minor offenses. You can search for an inmate on the inmate search page of the Sheriff’s Office website. Do not use a cell phone to look up an inmate, however, because the results might not be accurate. Use another device, such as a laptop computer. You can search using the inmate’s last name.  El Paso County Jail Visitation El Paso County Jail inmate visitation is available, but strict rules apply. You can use the facility’s video system, which requires you to use a monitor and a telephone to communicate. The facility enforces a rule of three visitors per visit. Each visitor must bring a valid government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license or an official personal ID card. Any visitor under 18 must come with an adult supervisor. Scheduling The facility allows visitation between 8 AM and 1:45 PM and from 4 PM to 9 PM. Online visits are currently allowed between the hours of 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM and from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. You must schedule visitation at least two days in advance. You can schedule no more than four in-person visits per week (perhaps fewer, depending on the inmate), and each visit can last no more than 30 minutes. The facility may limit visitation due to COVID-19 concerns. Monitoring and Recording Be careful what you say during a visit. All visits are monitored and recorded, and anything that you or the inmate says could potentially be used in court against the inmate (or even against you under certain circumstances).  Attorney-Inmate Conferences: Privacy Considerations Inmates enjoy the right to communicate privately with their attorney even while they are under detention. Strict privacy rules apply to conversations between the inmate and their lawyer, and the facility will not monitor or record these conversations. Even if the facility did record these conversations, a court would not allow the recordings as evidence except in very rare and unusual circumstances. Contact The Lux Law Firm Austin Lux is the founder of The Lux Law Firm. Mr. Lux is a former prosecutor who now defends people accused of crimes. He is particularly effective because his background allows him to understand how prosecutors think and how they are likely to approach a case.  Feel free to telephone The Lux Law Firm any time 24/7 at 719-627-3187. Otherwise, simply contact us online. Either way, we can schedule you a free, no-obligation initial consultation.

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Pueblo County Jail Information

If you have a loved one incarcerated in the Pueblo County Jail, (otherwise known as the Pueblo County Detention Center), we can help. Following is a brief rundown of some information about the Pueblo County Jail that you probably need to know. Inmate Population The Pueblo County Jail houses over 700 inmates, both males and females. They include defendants who are awaiting trial, as well as convicts serving sentences for both misdemeanor and felony offenses. Unfortunately, the facility is significantly overcrowded. The site is located about 40 miles from Colorado Springs. Check-In Inmates should check in with only the following items: Court documents; Necessary medical devices; A list of prescription medications (but no actual medications); Eyeglasses; Dental appliances; and Cash for the commissary account. Jail officials will confiscate anything else and return it to the inmate upon release. Inmate Information You can find information about each inmate on the sheriff’s Inmate Inquiry webpage. Available information includes height, weight, birth date, tattoos, booking number, charges, and bail amount (if any). Bail Most inmates who are awaiting trial can secure their release by paying a bail bond set by the judge. Anyone can post bail for an inmate, including a professional bail bondsman. If the inmate fails to show up on their assigned court date, however, the jail will not return any bail money. Your attorney can advocate for lower bail and help you search for sources of bail money. Pueblo County Jail Visitation Pueblo County Jail visitation rules allow two types of visitation: remote and onsite. Both remote and onsite visitation take place by video. In that sense, there is no true “in-person” visitation. Off-site visitation takes place via the Securus site.  Onsite visitation takes place by video screen in the jail lobby.  You must schedule any Pueblo County inmate visitation at least 24 hours in advance (register here). Since jail staff monitor and record all visits, do not talk about your loved one’s case during your visit. The rules prohibit more than three onsite visits per week. Phone Calls Jail rules prohibit inmates from taking incoming calls from friends or family. They can, however, make collect calls or call out using a prepaid plan, and they can take calls from their defense attorney. All calls are monitored, except for conversations between inmate and attorney. Nothing that is said during attorney-client conversations can be used as evidence.  Mail You can send mail to an inmate using this address: Pueblo County Detention Center Inmate’s Full Name 909 Court Street Pueblo, CO 81003 The jail will inspect all mail, except mail from the inmate’s attorney. Commissary Money You can deposit money into an inmate’s cash account so that they can buy food, toiletries, writing materials, and other small items. You can even fund these accounts online through credit or debit cards. See the Access Corrections website to set up funding. Contact The Lux Law Firm Founding partner Austin Lux is a former prosecutor who now practices criminal defense. With his prosecutor background, Mr. Lux knows how the prosecution thinks and can keep you one step ahead in Colorado’s criminal justice system. Contact The Lux Law Firm 24/7 at 719-627-3187 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.

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How Do Colorado Courts Determine Bail?

After an arrest, a judge decides whether or not to set bail for the arrestee. Bail is essentially a way for courts to ensure that you show up for your subsequent court dates until your case is resolved. If a judge is concerned that you may not come to court, or that you might commit another crime while on release, they will likely require you to post bail. Posting bail is putting up money and possibly collateral that gets confiscated if you don’t show up to court. You may also forfeit this money if you violate any of the terms of your pretrial release—for instance, by getting arrested again. And if you fail to appear for court, the judge will also issue a bench warrant for your arrest. Factors Judges Consider When Determining Bail When it comes to setting bail, judges have almost absolute discretion. This means that appellate courts will rarely reverse a judge’s decision to set bail. Thus, the best way to ensure that you get a fair bail amount is to have an attorney represent you at your arraignment or any time that the court considers bail. Courts will consider many factors when setting bail, including the following. Do you own a home phone or a cell phone? Do you own or rent your home? Are you responsible for paying rent or a mortgage? Do you have a history of alcohol abuse? Do you have a history of mental health issues? How old were you at your first arrest? Have you been to jail before? Have you been to prison before? Did you have any active warrants? Do you have any other pending cases? Are you currently on probation or parole? Has a court ever revoked your bail in the past? Of course, another major factor is the seriousness of the crime the government accuses you of committing. Generally, the more serious the crime, the higher the bail. For example, the bail amount for a charge of drug possession will almost always be less than the bail for a violent crime. In fact, the bail amount for drug possession may be zero, depending on your criminal history. If you get released without having to put up any money, this is referred to as being released on your own recognizance. In this situation, the court issues an unsecured bond of a certain dollar amount. You are then released on your own recognizance with no money down, but if you violate the terms of your pretrial release you must pay the amount of the unsecured bond.  Courts can also place a lien on real property to secure your presence at trial. However, cash bail is more common. In very serious cases, courts can also hold you without bail, meaning you will remain in custody until the conclusion of your case. Are You Being Held on Bail? If you or a loved one is being held in custody pending trial, the dedicated Colorado criminal defense lawyers at the Lux Law Firm may be able to help get you out of jail. At the Lux Law Firm, we regularly craft compelling arguments to obtain a pretrial release for our clients, even under circumstances where it may be tough to secure such release. Regardless of the nature of the allegations you face, your prior record, or the current bail amount, we can help. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation with one of our Colorado criminal defense attorneys, call 719-259-1972 today. You can also reach us through our online contact form.

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Colorado Misdemeanor Crimes By Class

A Misdemeanor in Colorado Can Seriously Affect Your Future Misdemeanor charges in Colorado can have serious consequences. Even though misdemeanor offenses do not carry the potential for a state prison sentence, you could still spend time in a county or local jail. Additionally, a judge could order you to pay fines, complete a probationary term, attend counseling, or perform community service. There are collateral consequences that you could suffer as well.  Therefore, no matter what class of misdemeanor you face in Colorado, you need to take these charges seriously. Colorado Springs criminal defense lawyer, Austin M. Lux, has a deep understanding of Colorado criminal law and procedure. As a prosecutor, Attorney Lux gained a tremendous amount of experience. Now, he calls on his wealth of experience to help you find justice. Contact Attorney Lux right away if you have any questions about a misdemeanor in Colorado at 719-368-7698 COLORADO MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES Class Jail Sentence Fine Amount Class 1 6 -18 Months in County Jail Between $500 and $5,000 Class 2 Max. 364 Days in Jail; Min. 90 days Range from $250 to $1,000 Class 3 Max. 6 months jail time Range: $50 to $750 Uncategorized Max. penalty of 364 days in jail Up to $1,000 COLORADO MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES Class 1 Misdemeanor Colorado Class 1 misdemeanor offenses are the most serious among the misdemeanor classes in Colorado. The maximum sentence for a Class 1 misdemeanor is 18 months in jail or a county correctional facility. The minimum sentence is six months. Additionally, you may be liable to pay a fine up to $5,000 or as little as $500. A judge has the authority to sentence you to jail and assess a fine. Notwithstanding, the judge can give you probation instead of sending you to jail.  Examples of Class 1 Misdemeanors in Colorado include: Criminal mischief Third-degree assault Property theft Failing to register as a sex offender Second-degree forgery Violation of a protection order with a previous conviction for violating a protection order The foregoing list is merely an example of all of the Class 1 misdemeanors in Colorado. Third-degree assault falls into a special category of charges called extraordinary risk crimes. An extraordinary risk crime carries up to four years in jail or a county correctional facility if the victim assaulted was on duty as a police officer, firefighter, EMT, or mental health professional at the Department of Human Services. Otherwise, third-degree assault carries up to two years as an extraordinary risk according to the Colorado misdemeanor sentencing guidelines. Class 2 Misdemeanor Colorado The possible period of incarceration for a Class 2 misdemeanor in Colorado is up to 364 days. The minimum jail sentence is three months. Fines range from $250 to $1,000. A judge could sentence you to both jail and a fine. However, a judge could also choose to put you on probation instead of sending you to jail. Common Class 2 misdemeanors in Colorado include: Resisting arrest Fraud by check Violating a protective order Obscenity Invasion of privacy Disorderly conduct Transfer of a large-capacity ammunition magazine Minor in possession of alcohol Colorado classifies numerous offenses as Class 2 misdemeanors. As always, you should seek expert representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney if you face a Class 2 misdemeanor in Colorado. Any unclassified misdemeanor carries the same possible penalty as a Class 2 misdemeanor. Class 3 Misdemeanor Colorado A Class 3 misdemeanor in Colorado may carry jail time. After a conviction, you could serve up to six months in jail. The judge could also order you to pay a fine ranging from $50 to $750. As with other misdemeanors, the judge could order you to complete probation as an alternative to jail. Examples of a Class 3 misdemeanor in Colorado includes: Prostitution Soliciting prostitution Criminal trespass (either second-degree or third-degree) Negligent child abuse with no injury Failing to attend jury duty Harassment Colorado recognizes numerous additional Class 3 misdemeanor offenses. A conviction for any crime, even a Class 3 misdemeanor, can have serious implications for you and your family. Talk with knowledgeable Colorado Springs defense attorney, Austin M. Lux. He knows the effect any misdemeanor conviction could have on your future. Drug Misdemeanors Colorado law includes some drug offenses in misdemeanor classes in Colorado. Drug misdemeanors are either Level 1 or Level 2. Level 1 drug misdemeanors pertain to possession crimes like possession of six or more ounces of marijuana. The court could levy a fine and place you on probation for up to two years. However, a violation of probation could land you in jail for six months.  Level 2 drug misdemeanors, such as possession of more than two ounces of marijuana but less than six ounces, carry a four month potential jail sentence. Alternatively, the judge could give you one year of probation with 120 days to serve if you violate probation.  Will You Go To Jail for a First Time Drug Charge in Colorado? Misdemeanor Traffic Offenses Misdemeanor classes in Colorado include traffic offenses. A Class 1 traffic misdemeanor carries a 10 day minimum jail sentence, up to a maximum of one year. The fines range from $300 to $1,000. A Class 2 traffic misdemeanor, such as reckless driving, carries between 10 and 90 days in jail, along with a fine between $150 and $300. Call on Colorado Springs Top Criminal Defense Attorney, Austin M. Lux, Right Away if You Have a Misdemeanor in Colorado A misdemeanor conviction can lead to significant repercussions, so you should treat these charges seriously. When the weight of the government comes against you, even on a misdemeanor, you need an experienced attorney who will fight for you. As a former prosecuting attorney, Austin M. Lux knows how prosecutors think. Therefore, he knows just how to negotiate with them on your behalf.  Don’t let the state infringe on your rights. Contact Colorado Springs best defense attorney near me Austin M. Lux today at 719-368-7698.  

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