Our Jefferson County criminal defense lawyers fight for one thing: Charge dismissals and significant reductions without jail time. Our trial lawyers vigorously investigate, litigate, and settle each case so our clients are confident they are getting the best resolution available under the law.
In this article, our Colorado criminal defense attorneys discuss:
- 1. Where are people jailed in Jefferson County after getting arrested?
- 2. How can I post bail?
- 3. Where is the Jefferson County Courthouse?
- 4. Who are the Jefferson County police?
- 5. Who prosecutes crimes?
- 6. What are common Jefferson County crimes?
- 7. Can charges be dismissed?
- 8. Do I need an attorney?
1. Where are people jailed in Jefferson County after getting arrested?
Arrestees in Jefferson County who do not bail out will likely be jailed at the Jefferson County Jail at 200 Jefferson County Pkwy, Golden, CO 80401. The phone number is (303) 271-5444. Search for inmates here.
2. How can I post bail?
The Jefferson County Jail accepts cash or credit card for bail payments. People can also hire a bail bondsman to post bail. For more information, contact the jail at (303) 271-5444 or go to the Inmate Lookup page.
3. Where is the Jefferson County courthouse?
The Jefferson County Combined Court is located at 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, CO 80401. And the phone number is (720) 772-2500.
4. Who are the Jefferson County police?
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office patrols the unincorporated areas of the county. The station is located at 200 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, CO 80419. And the phone number is (303) 271-0211.
Otherwise, cities are patrolled by municipal police departments such as the Arvada Police Department, Edgewater Police Department, Golden Police Department, Lakewood Police Department, Littleton Police Department, Westminster Police Department, and the Wheat Ridge Police Department.
Note that motorists suspected of DUI or other crimes on the I-70, I-25, US 40, US 285, and US 6 may be arrested by the Colorado State Patrol.
5. Who prosecutes crimes?
The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office prosecutes criminal cases throughout Jefferson County. The office location is 500 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, CO 80401. The phone number is (303) 271-6800.
Note that local misdemeanor and traffic crimes that occur within incorporated areas are prosecuted by the local city attorney.
6. What are common Jefferson County crimes?
The Jefferson County courts handle all types of traffic tickets, petty offenses, misdemeanors, or felonies, such as:
- speeding (CRS 42-4-1101);
- DUI DUI per se, DWAI, or UDD;
- assault or menacing (CRS 18-3-206);
- domestic violence-related crimes;
- shoplifting (CRS 18-4-406);
- drug crimes;
- violation of a protective order (CRS 18-6-803.5); or
- sexual assault and other sex crimes.
7. Can charges be dismissed?
It may be possible to get criminal charges reduced to a lesser offense or dismissed altogether depending on the circumstances of the case. An experienced criminal defense attorney knows which defense strategies have the best odds of success.
In cases involving violent crimes, for example, common defenses are that the incident was an accident, that the defendant was falsely accused, or that the defendant acted in self-defense.
With regard to fraud crimes, the most effective defense is to show that the defendant acted in good faith with no fraudulent intent. And in DUI cases, possible defenses are that the breath- or blood-testing instruments were faulty or that the field sobriety tests were not administered correctly.
8. Do I need an attorney?
In the Jefferson County criminal justice system, the best defense starts with having an experienced lawyer. Private attorneys have the time and resources to build a much stronger case than overworked public defenders can. And prosecutors usually offer more favorable plea deals to defendants with their own legal counsel.
Have you been arrested in Jefferson County for a criminal offense? In addition to serving Jefferson County, our CO criminal lawyers provide legal services to clients throughout the state in both federal courts and state courts, including the Colorado Supreme Court. Our law office’s practice areas also include personal injury.
See our related article, Jefferson County Pretrial Services – How it Works.