Our Fort Collins criminal defense lawyers have years of experience fighting for dismissals and charge reductions of our clients’ felony and misdemeanor cases. In this article, our Colorado criminal defense attorneys discuss:
- 1. Where are people jailed after being arrested in Fort Collins?
- 3. Where is the Fort Collins Courthouse?
- 4. Who are the Fort Collins police?
- 5. Who prosecutes criminal cases?
- 6. What are typical Fort Collins crimes?
- 7. Can I get my case dismissed?
- 8. Is an attorney necessary?
1. Where are people jailed after being arrested in Fort Collins?
Fort Collins arrestees get jailed at the Larimer County Jail at 2405 Midpoint Drive, Fort Collins, Colorado 80525. The phone number is (970) 498-5200.
2. How can I post bail?
To post bail at the Larimer County Jail, people can pay cash or cashier’s checks, put up real estate as collateral, or go through a bail bondsman. For bond amounts for a particular inmate, search the inmate information page.
3. Where is the Fort Collins courthouse?
Misdemeanors, petty offenses, and traffic infractions from inside the incorporated area of Fort Collins are handled in the Fort Collins Municipal Court. The address is 215 N. Mason, First Floor, Fort Collins, CO 80524. The phone number is (970) 221- 6800.
All other cases in Fort Collins are heard in the Larimer County Justice Center located at 201 La Porte Ave., Ste. 100, Ft. Collins, CO 80521. And the phone number is (970) 494-3500.
Note that felony charges which do not settle or get dismissed in Justice Court are bound over to the Eighth Judicial District Court (which is located in the same building).
4. Who are the Fort Collins police?
Police officers in Fort Collins are typically from either:
- Fort Collins Police Services. The station is located at 2221 S Timberline Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80525. The phone number is (970) 221-6540.
- Larimer County Sheriff’s Office. The station is located at 2501 Midpoint Dr., Fort Collins, CO 80525. The phone number is (970) 498-5100.
Meanwhile, officers with the Colorado State Patrol often issue traffic citations on the SH-14.
5. Who prosecutes criminal cases?
The Larimer County District Attorney’s Office prosecutes criminal cases in the Larimer County Justice Center. The office location is 201 LaPorte Ave., Suite 200, Fort Collins, CO 80521. The phone number is (970) 498-7200.
But in Fort Collins Municipal Court, the prosecutor is the City Attorney. The office is located at 300 Laporte Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80521. The phone number is (970) 221-6520.
6. What are typical Fort Collins crimes?
The Fort Collins justice system hears such cases as:
- driving under the influence;
- drug offenses such as drug possession;
- assault or menacing (CRS 18-3-206);
- speeding (CRS 42-4-1101);
- domestic violence-related crimes;
- shoplifting (CRS 18-4-406);
- white collar crimes;
- violation of a protective order (CRS 18-6-803.5); or
- sexual assault (CRS 18-3-402).
7. Can I get my case dismissed?
Criminal defense attorneys carry out thorough investigations to find all the evidence available to raise a reasonable doubt as to the defendant’s culpability. If the defense attorney can show the D.A. that insufficient evidence exists to sustain a guilty verdict at trial, the D.A. may be willing to drop the case or reduce it to a minor criminal charge.
8. Is an attorney necessary?
Having an experienced criminal defense attorney is necessary to maximize the odds of getting charges reduced or dismissed. Private counsel – unlike public defenders – have the resources and time required to put together the best defense possible. And time has shown that prosecutors are far more likely to extend favorable plea bargains to defendants with their own attorney.
Cited or arrested in Fort Collins for a drug crime, violent crime, or other criminal offense? Rely on our experienced criminal defense attorneys to fight to get your charges lessened or dismissed.
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