Our Weld County criminal defense lawyers boast years of experience in getting misdemeanor and felony charges dismissed or reduced with no jail time. In this article, our Colorado criminal defense attorneys discuss:
- 1. Where are people jailed in Weld County following arrest?
- 2. How can I post bail?
- 3. Where is the Weld County Courthouse?
- 4. Where are the Weld County police?
- 5. Who is the prosecutor?
- 6. What are common Weld County crimes?
- 7. How do I get criminal charges dismissed?
- 8. Do I need a defense attorney?
1. Where are people jailed in Weld County following arrest?
Arrestees in Weld County unable to bail out will likely be jailed at the Weld County Jail at 2110 “0” Street, Greeley, CO 80631. The phone number is (970) 356-4015.
2. How can I post bail?
Contact the Weld County Jail at (970) 356-4015 – extension 3921 or 3922 – for instructions. People can post bail through cash, money order, or a cashier’s check. Or they can obtain a surety bond through a licensed bail bondsman.
3. Where is the Weld County courthouse?
The Weld County Court House is located at 901 9th Ave, Greeley, CO 80631. And the phone number is (970) 475-2400.
Any felony cases which do not resolve in Justice Court are bound over to the Nineteenth Judicial District Court (which is located in the same building).
Any misdemeanor and traffic offenses occurring within incorporated areas of Weld County are heard in the local municipal courthouse.
4. Where are the Weld County police?
The Weld County Sheriff’s Office patrols the county’s unincorporated areas. The headquarters are located at 1950 O ST. Greeley, CO 80631. And the phone number is (970) 356-4015.
Incorporated cities are typically patrolled by municipal police departments such as the Brighton Police Department, Dacono Police Department, Evans Police Department, Fort Lupton Police Department, Greeley Police Department, Longmont Police Department, Northglenn Police Department, Thornton Police Department.
Note that people suspected of DUI or other crimes on the SH 257 may be arrested by the Colorado State Patrol.
5. Who is the prosecutor?
The Weld County District Attorney’s Office prosecutes criminal cases in Weld County. (However, misdemeanors and traffic infractions that occur within incorporated areas are prosecuted by the local city attorney.) The Weld County DA’s office location is 915 10th St. Greeley, CO 80631. The phone number is (970) 356-4010.
6. What are common Weld County crimes?
The Weld County courts hear many types of criminal cases, such as:
- domestic violence-related crimes;
- shoplifting (CRS 18-4-406);
- drug crimes;
- child abuse;
- assault, menacing (CRS 18-3-206) or other violent crimes;
- DUI DUI per se, DWAI, or UDD;
- white collar crimes; or
- sex crimes.
7. How do I get criminal charges dismissed?
Criminal defense attorneys thoroughly investigate each case in order to build the most effective defense possible. In many cases, defense lawyers may be able to persuade the D.A. to drop the charges by showing that their evidence is too weak or problematic to sustain a guilty verdict at trial.
The most efficacious defenses turn on the specific facts of each case. For example, typical defenses to assault charges are that the defendant was acting in self-defense, that the assault was an accident, or that the defendant was wrongly accused.
8. Do I need a defense attorney?
Defendants who wish to try to get their charges dismissed or reduced with no jail time are advised to hire a private attorney. Public defenders often do not look at a case for the first time until the arraignment, and it is rare they ever call back clients because they are so overworked. But private lawyers aggressively work up each case – maximizing the odds that the prosecutors will be persuaded to drop or lessen the charges.
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