Our Pueblo criminal defense lawyers have years of experience fighting for charge dismissals and reductions with no jail time. Our trial lawyers and negotiators aggressively investigate, litigate, and broker each case in pursuit of the best available resolution under the law.
In this article, our Colorado criminal defense attorneys discuss:
- 1. Where are people jailed in Pueblo after being arrested?
- 2. How can I post bail?
- 3. Where is the Pueblo Courthouse?
- 4. Who are the Pueblo police?
- 5. Who prosecutes crimes?
- 6. What are common Pueblo crimes?
- 7. How do I get criminal charges dismissed?
- 8. Do I need an attorney?
1. Where are people jailed in Pueblo after being arrested?
Following an arrest in Pueblo, arrestees are booked and jailed at the Pueblo County Jail. The address is 909 Court Street, Pueblo, CO 81003. The phone number is (719) 583-6125. Search for inmates here.
2. How can I post bail?
The Pueblo County jail accepts cash for bail, payable at the lobby window. People can also hire a bail bondsman to post bail. Call the Pueblo County Jail at (719) 583-6125 for more information.
3. Where is the Pueblo courthouse?
The address is 200 S. Main Street, Pueblo, CO 81003. The phone number is (719) 562-3810. And hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
All other cases in Pueblo are handled in the Pueblo Combined Court. It is located at 501 N. Elizabeth St., Pueblo, CO 81003. The phone number is (719) 404-8700.
Note that felony charges which do not settle or get dismissed in Pueblo County Court get bound over to the Tenth Judicial District Court (which is located in the same building).
4. Who are the Pueblo police?
Pueblo police officers are typically employed by either:
- Pueblo Police Department. The station is located at 200 S. Main Street, Pueblo, CO 81003. The phone number is (719) 553-2420.
- Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office. The station is located at 909 Court Street, Pueblo, CO 81003. The phone number is (719) 583-6125.
Note that motorists suspected of DUI or other crimes on Colorado State Highway 47 may be arrested by the Colorado State Patrol.
5. Who prosecutes crimes?
The 10th Judicial District Attorney’s Office prosecutes criminal cases in Pueblo County Court. The office location is 701 Court Street, Pueblo, CO 81003. The phone number is (719) 583-6030.
In Pueblo Municipal Court, the prosecutor is the City Attorney. The office is located at 1 City Hall Place, 3rd Floor, Pueblo, CO 81003. The phone number is (719) 553-3899.
6. What are common Pueblo crimes?
The Pueblo courts handle all types of criminal and traffic ticket cases, such as:
- DUI DUI per se, DWAI, or UDD;
- speeding (CRS 42-4-1101);
- domestic violence-related crimes;
- shoplifting (CRS 18-4-406);
- drug charges;
- assault or menacing (CRS 18-3-206);
- violation of a protective order (CRS 18-6-803.5); or
- sex crimes.
7. How do I get criminal charges dismissed?
There are various possible defenses that could get a criminal charge dismissed. For instance, possible defenses to violent offenses include that the defendant was acting in self-defense, that the incident was an accident, or that the “victim” falsely accused the defendant.
The main defense to fraud crimes include that the defendant had no intent to defraud. And in DUI cases, potential defenses are that the breath- or blood-testing equipment was faulty or that the police did not administer the field sobriety tests correctly.
An experienced criminal defense attorney knows which defenses have the best odds of getting charges dismissed or reduced to a lesser offense in the Pueblo Colorado justice system.
8. Do I need an attorney?
In the Pueblo County legal system, having an attorney gives defendants the best chances of getting their criminal charges reduced to a lesser offense or dropped.
Unlike public defenders, private counsel has ample time and resources to work up each case in an effort to raise a reasonable doubt and persuade prosecutors to dismiss the charges. And even though it should not matter, prosecutors are always more willing to offer favorable plea deals to defendants who have their own legal counsel.
Have you been arrested in Pueblo 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 experience to fight for an acquittal.
Our CO criminal lawyers provide legal services to clients in Denver, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Greeley, and throughout northern and southern Colorado in both state- and federal courts. Our law office’s practice areas also include personal injury, family law, employment law, and estate planning in addition to criminal defense legal issues. The attorneys in the law office of Colorado Legal Defense Group are all in good standing with the Colorado Bar Association. And the initial consultation is free.