A bond is a sum of money exchanged for the release of an arrested person as a guarantee of that person’s appearance for trial.
Denver County Court has a Bonding Office located at 490 W. Colfax Avenue in the Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center, the phone number is 720-337-0062. Office hours are 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Anyone needing to post bond outside of the Bonding Office business hours can do so at the Sheriff’s Department Information Desk located in the same building.
The Bond Schedule sets bonds for municipal violations; misdemeanors; and felonies.
IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT POSTING BOND
Bond cannot be posted for someone that has been arrested until their fingerprints have been cleared and they have been fully booked into jail.
Individuals with a warrant for their arrest in a traffic or municipal ordinance case may post bond without being arrested by going to the Bonding Office during normal business hours.
- If the defendant abides by the conditions of the bond (e.g. appear as ordered), the bond will be released upon final disposition of the case. If a professional bonding company was used, the premium paid to the bonding company will not be refunded.
If the defendant posts bond, upon final disposition of the case, any outstanding fines and costs will be taken out of the bond and the remainder will be refunded by mail.
- If the defendant fails to appear in court on the new court date listed on the bond paperwork, the bond money will be forfeited and a new warrant will be issued for the defendant’s arrest.
- Proper identification must be submitted if posting a bond by credit card.