The Pretrial Services Program supports community safety efforts by providing accurate information to the judicial system for release decisions and provides structured supervision of defendants while on a supervised Personal Recognizance Bond (PR Bond). The Pretrial Services Program accomplishes this in several ways:

  1. Interview and investigate individuals who qualify for PR Bonds.
  2. Provide information to the judicial officers who decide to release an individual from custody.
  3. Provide compliance monitoring to individuals who have been released from custody on a PR Bond with conditions that may include drug and alcohol testing. Program staff provide supervision to help ensure the individual attends scheduled court appearances and not re-offend while out on PR Bond.

For additional information, please contact Dawn Montoya, Pretrial Services Program Manager at (719) 520-7070 or DawnMontoya@elpasoco.com or fax: (719) 520-6696.

Defendants should appear at the courthouse unless otherwise authorized to appear by phone or WebEx.

FREQUENTLY ASKED PRETRIAL SERVICES QUESTIONS

I. What are the bond types for getting released from the Criminal Justice Center?
      1. Cash Bond: Post the full bail amount in cash with the court. If you fail to appear, the bond amount may be subject to forfeiture.
      2. Surety Bond: A bail bond company signs a promissory note to the court for the full bail amount and charges you a fee for the service. If you fail to appear, the bond company may be liable to the court for the full bail amount.
      3. Personal Recognizance (PR) Bond: The court releases you on a signed agreement that you will appear in court as required. A PR Bond may have a condition or multiple conditions as set forth by the judge.
II. How do I pay my Pretrial Service Administration Fee?

By accepting a Personal Recognizance (PR) Bond and participating in the Pretrial Services Program, supervised PR Bond defendants agree to comply with all court ordered conditions , Pretrial Services Program requirements, and must pay a $55 Pretrial Services Administration Fee or a $25 reinstatement fee.

Payment can be made online, or by mail:
Online Payment: Payments can be made on line (for a $2.00 convenience fee) at https://client.pointandpay.net/web/ELpasocoPSPCO

Mailed Payment: Please complete the form (Pretrial Services Administration Fee Collection Information) and mail the form and the $55 fee payable to El Paso County – Pretrial Services (check or money order only – do not send cash) postmarked within 96 hours of release.

Please make sure the payment (money order or check) is filled out before mailing the payment to our office. It needs to be paid to the order of El Paso County Pretrial Services Program; include your case number in the comment field and sign your payment. To reiterate: pay to “El Paso County Pretrial Services Program”, add your case number to the comment field and sign the payment.

Fees can be mailed to:

210 S Tejon Street, Suite 161
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

OR

El Paso County – Pretrial Services Program
P.O. Box 2319
Colorado Springs, CO 80901

Questions concerning your payment can be asked of your case manager.

III. If I have problems making my online payment who should I contact?

Online payments are managed by Point and Pay. The Point and Pay Support Team can be reached by phone at 888-891-6064, Option 1. Their hours of operation are Monday – Friday 08:00 AM EST – 8:00 PM EST. You may also email Point and Pay Support Team at agencysupport@pointandpay.com.

IV. How can I verify that my payment has been received?

If you are on a Supervised PR Bond, there is an administrative fee of $55.00.

If you have questions concerning your processed payment you may contact:

Stephanie Henderson Work Cell: 719-310-9068
Pretrial Services Administrative Technician Office number 719-520-6733
Fax: 719-520-6696
email csdpts_prbond@elpasoco.com

V. If I have the public defender represent me at advisement; will they still be my attorney when I’m released from custody?

No. You will have to contact the public defender’s office once released to complete any necessary paperwork. If you qualify for a public defender, one will be appointed to you. Questions can be directed to the Public Defender’s Office at (719) 475-1235.

To qualify for a public defender, you must complete an application. To apply for a public defender go to: https://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/Forms_List.cfmIorm_Type_ID=256.

VI. Where do I go if I am ordered to complete drug or alcohol testing as a condition of my PR Bond?

Pretrial Services provides free court ordered testing service through El Paso County Public Health. Their location is 1675 West Garden of The Gods Road, Suite 2044. Once you have completed an intake, you will be provided a unique calling code and required to call in daily (1-800-494-1250). If you are scheduled to test on the day you call you are to report to El Paso County Public Health. Testing times for the El Paso County Public Health are from 07:30 AM to 12:30 PM only.

VII. What do I do if I am ordered to test, but can’t make it during the hours of operation for the El Paso County Public Health?

You must complete your court ordered test on the day you are scheduled. You may go to an alternate testing location of your choosing. Attached is a list of some of these testing agencies. All fees charged by this alternate testing will be your responsibility to pay. Proof of the testing must be provided to Pretrial Services within twenty-four hours. If results are sent to a lab, you must provide these results to Pretrial Services within seven business days. Proof of testing and test results can be sent to Pretrial Services by email (csdpts_prbond@elpasoco.com) or by fax (719-520-6696).
List of Alternate Testing Locations

VIII. What if was told by the courts to relinquish my firearms?

If you were ordered to complete a firearm relinquishment due to a domestic violence arrest, documentation must be provided to the courts. The “Application for an Order of Collateral Relief Pursuant to §18-1.3-107, §18-1.3-213, OR §18-1.3-303, C.R.S. – JDF 238” can be found at: https://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/PDF/JDF%20238%20Application%20for%20Collateral%20Relief.pdf.

Any questions concerning the completion of the form and/or compliance to this order need to be directed to your attorney, the Public Defender’s office, or the division handling your case. Pretrial Services is not able to provide any legal advice.

IX. Who is my Pretrial Services Case Manage?

Your Pretrial Services Case Manager is usually determined by the first letter of your last name and if you are ordered to report for testing as a condition of your PR Bond.

A-L (no testing)
Julian Lin
Case Specialist
Work Cell 719-493-3286
Office Number 719-520-6689
Fax: 719-520-6696
Email: csdpts_prbond@elpasoco.com

M- Z (no testing)
Emily Thompson
Case Specialist
Work Cell 719-310-9210
Office Number 719-520-6592
Fax: 719-520-6696
Email: csdpts_prbond@elpasoco.com

A-Z (ordered testing)
Claudia Berg
PR Bond Commissioner
Work Cell: 719-719-310-7796
Office Number: 719-520-6638
Fax: 719-520-6696
Email: csdpts_prbond@elpasoco.com

X. I have to test but El Paso County is delayed or closed?

El Paso County Public Health is the vendor for testing through Pretrial Services. If their office has a delayed opening or is closed due to the weather, it will be posted on the El Paso County Website and through news media. If you have any questions concerning your testing, please contact your case manager.

XI. What if I have additional questions not found here?

If you need additional information that is not listed on the website, please contact:
719-520-7070
Csdpts_prbond@elpasoco.com

XII. What forms might I need while on a PR Bond?