Our Grand Junction criminal defense lawyers have the singular mission of getting our clients’ criminal charges reduced to lesser offenses or dismissed completely. Through intensive investigation, vigorous litigation, and strategic negotiation, our legal team fights for the best resolution possible with no jail time.
In this article, our Colorado criminal defense attorneys discuss:
- 1. Where are people jailed after being arrested in Grand Junction?
- 2. How do I post bail?
- 3. Where is the Grand Junction Courthouse?
- 4. Which police make arrests in Grand Junction?
- 5. Who prosecutes criminal cases?
- 6. What are common Grand Junction crimes?
- 7. Is it possible to get the charges dismissed?
- 8. Do I need a lawyer?
1. Where are people jailed after being arrested in Grand Junction?
Following an arrest in Grand Junction, arrestees are booked and jailed at the Mesa County Jail. The address is 215 Rice Street, Grand Junction, CO 81507. The phone number is (970) 244-3500. Search for inmates here.
2. How do I post bail?
For bail bond amounts, go to Mesa Sheriff’s Inmate Search page or call the jail at (970) 244-3500 for this information. Bail can be paid through:
- Cash or certified check at the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office;
- A property bond secured by real estate; or
- A licensed bail bondsman.
3. Where is the Grand Junction courthouse?
People who are cited for traffic violation infractions, petty offenses, or misdemeanors inside the incorporated area of Grand Junction have their cases in the Grand Junction Municipal Court.
The address is 250 N 5th St. Grand Junction, CO 81501. The phone number is (970) 244-1537. The email is [email protected]. And hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
All other cases in Grand Junction are handled in the Mesa County Justice Center. It is located at 125 N Spruce St., Grand Junction, CO 81501. The phone number is (970) 257-3640. The general email is [email protected]. Hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
Note that felony charges which fail to resolve in Mesa County Court get bound over to the Twenty-first Judicial District Court. It is located in the same building as county court.
4. Which police make arrests in Grand Junction?
Law enforcement officers who make arrests in Grand Junction typically come from either:
- Grand Junction Police Department (GJPD). The station is located at 555 Ute Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501. The phone number is (970) 549-5000.
- Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. The station is located at 215 Rice Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501. The phone number is (970) 244-3500.
Note that drivers who are arrested on Colorado State Highway 340 may be apprehended by the Colorado State Patrol.
5. Who prosecutes criminal offenses?
The 21st Judicial District Attorney’s Office prosecutes criminal cases in Mesa County Court. The office location is 125 N Spruce Street, 2nd Floor, Department 5031, Grand Junction, CO 81502-5001. The phone number is (970) 244-1730.
In Grand Junction Municipal Court, the prosecuting authority is the City Attorney. The office is located at 250 N 5th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501. The phone number is (970) 244-1508. And the general email is [email protected].
6. What are common Grand Junction crimes?
The Grand Junction courts handle all types of cases, such as:
- DUI DUI per se, DWAI, or UDD;
- speeding (CRS 42-4-1101);
- domestic violence-related offenses;
- shoplifting (CRS 18-4-406);
- drug charges;
- assault or menacing (CRS 18-3-206);
- burglary or robbery;
- violation of a protective order (CRS 18-6-803.5);
- sex crimes;
- prostitution (CRS 18-7-201) or solicitation (CRS 18-7-202); or
- white collar crimes.
7. Is it possible to get the charges dismissed?
It depends on the case. But it is not unusual for prosecutors to agree to a plea bargain where the charges get substantially lessened or dropped altogether.
8. Do I need a lawyer?
If at all possible, anyone facing criminal charges should hire a Grand Junction criminal defense attorney. Public defenders do not have the time or resources to fight for the best possible outcome. And non-attorneys do not have the training or years of experience necessary to go up against the D.A. Furthermore, prosecutors are much more likely to offer a beneficial plea deal to defendants represented by private counsel.
Have you been arrested in Grand Junction for driving under the influence, a drug crime, or another offense? Our experienced criminal defense attorneys fight to get your charges lessened or dismissed.
Our CO criminal lawyers provide legal services to clients in Denver, Pueblo, Greeley, and throughout Colorado in both state- and federal courts. Our law office’s practice areas also include personal injury, employment law, and estate planning in addition to criminal defense cases. To discuss creating an attorney-client relationship, call us for an initial consultation on your legal issue.