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How Do Bail Bonds in Fort Morgan Work?

How Do Bail Bonds Work?

Some arrested individuals remain in jail until their court dates, and others are released on bail.

Bail Bonds ensure that arrested individual will appear at his/her specified court dates. Bail can be paid in a manner of methods, including cash and property. Bail amounts will vary depending on the gravity of the crime, the defendant’s criminal record, and the weight of evidence against them. Judges will also examine whether or not the defendant poses a flight risk. Bail ensures that the defendant will up in court. If they do show up, the court returns most of their money to them. However, if the defendant fails to appear, they will lose their bail money. Also, the defendant will suffer serious legal consequences.

Morgan County Detention Centers includes the Municipalities of Brush, Fort Morgan, Goodrich, Hillrose, Hoyt, Log Lane Village, Snyder, Weldon, and Wiggins.

The Morgan County judicial system, bonds can be posted at any time of day, with a release time normally 1-2hrs. 

General Fees are $30 booking fee and a $10 fee (per bond) collected by the jail. 

If you need inmate information, call 970-542-3455.

What happens if you don’t honor your bond?

The quick answer: it’s dangerous. An arrest warrant will be declared, and police may search your workplace, residence, and car. Your friends and family members will be questioned and may even be surveilled in the police’s efforts to locate you.

When the police discover you, you will promptly be taken back to jail. You may be charged extra fees, and your sentence might build. The bail bonds company also has the right to sue you for the bail amount.