Pretrial Services Programs are procedures that are meant to prepare you for court trials. Generally speaking, a judge might require this higher level of supervision if you’ve been accused of a crime (such as multiple DUIs) in order to bond out. In situations where pretrial services are required, the judge likely determined that you need to be supervised more stringently because of your specific circumstances, which could include the charges you’re facing or your criminal history.
If you’ve been placed on pretrial supervision, you must adhere to the judge’s requirements, which often include:
- Contacting your pretrial supervisor within 24 hours of release from custody
- Avoiding alcohol and illegal drugs
- Not possessing a firearm
- Not violating any laws
- Continuing to be supervised until your case is over
- Attending all meetings and court hearings
Adams County Pretrial Services: What the Paperwork Looks Like
Many people who have not been on pretrial services before don’t know what to expect. The paperwork you’ll be provided will show you what’s required of you and what you’ll be expected to do while you’re being supervised. If you’ve been placed on pretrial services, you must adhere to the requirements in order to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. If you can prove that you are successful in pretrial services, it’s more reasonable for the court to think that you will be successful on probation or parole, as well.
Recently, a client of ours was put on pretrial services for his second DUI. The Court sent him to a supervised release program where he has a case manager and has to complete random UAs and other forms of supervision. He kindly let us use a printout of his pretrial services form to show you what it looks like to be on pretrial services through Rocky Mountain Offender Management Systems (RMOMS) in Adams County.
Here is an example of what the paperwork looks like, the case manager’s number, and other contact information for agencies that you might be required to attend:
How Do You Get Off Pretrial Supervision in Colorado?
You need to adhere to all obligations set forth by the judge. Once your case has been resolved, your lawyer can request that you be released from pretrial supervision. This is why it’s important to have legal representation if you’ve been charged with a crime such as a DUI. A resolution to your case could mean any of the following:
- Placed on diversion
- Convicted and sentenced
- Found not guilty
How Do You Find An Attorney in Colorado to Assist with Pretrial Requirements?
From the minute that you get arrested, all of your actions are judged and scrutinized by the court. It is imperative that you do what is expected of you and nothing else. Please contact our office if you have any additional questions on pretrial services or your unique case in general.
Colin Bresee is an experienced attorney who knows the ins and outs of not only the defense process, but also of the prosecutorial process, and will help you navigate the pretrial supervision process and assist with obtaining the best possible outcome for your case. As a former prosecutor, he understands what the court wants, and he knows how to get you in the best position possible to be successful. Schedule your free consultation today.
By Shannon Lynch