Our Adams County criminal defense lawyers have years of experience in battling prosecutors to get charges dismissed or reduced with no jail time. Our trial lawyers fight for the best possible resolution under the law for our clients.
In this article, our Colorado criminal defense attorneys discuss:
- 1. Where are people jailed in Adams County after being arrested?
- 2. How can I post bail?
- 3. Where is the Adams County Courthouse?
- 4. Who are the Adams County police?
- 5. Who prosecutes crimes?
- 6. What are common Adams County crimes?
- 7. How do I get criminal charges dismissed?
- 8. Do I need a defense attorney?
1. Where are people jailed in Adams County after being arrested?
Arrestees in Adams County who do not bail out will likely be jailed at the Adams County Detention Facility at 150 North 19th Avenue, Brighton Colorado 80601. The phone number is (303) 654-1850. Search for inmates here.
2. How can I post bail?
Contact the Adams County Jail at (303) 654-1850 for the bail procedures for a specific inmate.
3. Where is the Adams County courthouse?
The Adams County Justice Center is located at 1100 Judicial Center Dr., Brighton, CO 80601. And the phone number is (303) 659-1161.
Note that felony charges which do not settle or get dismissed in Justice Court get bound over to the Seventeenth Judicial District Court (which is located in the same building).
Note that local misdemeanor and traffic crimes that allegedly happen within incorporated areas of Adams County are handled in the local municipal court.
4. Who are the Adams County police?
The Adams County Sheriff’s Office patrols the county’s unincorporated areas. The headquarters are located at 4430 S. Adams County Pkwy., 1st Floor, Suite W5400, Brighton, CO 80601. And the phone number is (303) 654-1850.
Otherwise, cities are patrolled by municipal police departments such as the Arvada Police Department, Aurora Police Department, Brighton Police Department, Commerce City Police Department, Federal Heights Police Department, Northglenn Police Department, Thornton Police Department, and Westminster Police Department.
Note that drivers suspected of DUI or other offenses on the I-76 may be arrested by the Colorado State Patrol.
5. Who prosecutes crimes?
The Adams County District Attorney’s Office prosecutes criminal cases throughout Adams County. The office location is 1000 Judicial Center Dr. Suite 100, Brighton, CO 80601. The phone number is (303) 659-7720.
Meanwhile, misdemeanors and traffic infractions that occur within incorporated areas are prosecuted by the local city attorney.
6. What are common Adams County crimes?
The Adams County courts hear every type of criminal and traffic ticket case, such as:
- domestic violence-related crimes;
- shoplifting (CRS 18-4-406);
- drug charges;
- child abuse;
- assault or menacing (CRS 18-3-206);
- DUI DUI per se, DWAI, or UDD;
- speeding (CRS 42-4-1101);
- violation of a protective order (CRS 18-6-803.5); or
- sex crimes.
7. How do I get criminal charges dismissed?
The best criminal defense strategies turn on the specific circumstances of the case. For instance, potential defenses in assault cases are that the defendant was acting in self-defense, that the defendant acted by accident, or that the defendant was the victim of false accusations.
As for fraud offenses, the most typical defense is that there was zero intent to defraud. And in drunk driving cases, common defenses are that the breath- or blood-testing devices were broken or that the police officers did not administer the field sobriety tests fairly.
8. Do I need a defense attorney?
Defendants typically get better results with their own private counsel than with public defenders. Private attorneys have more time and resources to levy an aggressive defense. And deputy district attorneys usually take defendants more seriously if they are represented by private attorneys.
Have you been arrested in Adams County for driving under the influence, a drug crime, a violent crime, or another offense? Our experienced criminal defense attorneys fight to get your charges lessened or dismissed. We can usually achieve a beneficial resolution with no trial. But if necessary, we use our extensive trial advocacy experience to fight for an acquittal.
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