Contact a Lawyer if a Friend or Family Member has Been Arrested
Following an arrest, your friend or family members have no contact with the outside world. Police investigators take advantage of this situation and move swiftly to question them before they can have a lawyer visit in the Larimer County jail and be advised to remain silent. An immediate jail consultation with a criminal defense lawyer can make the difference between a guilty verdict and an acquittal. During our Fort Collins lawyer jail meetings, your loved ones are assured they are not alone, and are told how the system really works. They are equipped to remain silent and stand firm until you can bond or bail them out. In the Fort Collins Police Department’s race to the Larimer County Jail to question your friend or family, send our lawyers to the Fort Collins jail to meet with them and protect their future.
Bail and Bonds:
The Larimer County Jail allows bail and bonds to be posted by an individual, or by a licensed bonding agent. You may also visit TouchPay’s website to post cash bonds, or use the kiosk in the lobby.
- Bonding is done 24-hours a day in the jail lobby.
- A listing of licensed bonding agents is available in the lobby.
- All bonds require a $10 bonding fee.
- There is a $30 booking fee following arrest.
Note: In some cases, if you post a cash bond, you may receive it back in full at the end of the case (assuming that the inmate obeys all the conditions of the bond, and appears in court). A surety bond (using a bonding agent) is like renting money for a fee – you will only receive back a portion of the money that was posted as a fee for the agent.
There are many reasons to open an account for an inmate in the Larimer County Jail. Inmates have the option to purchase commissary items – extra items to supplement their diet or hygiene. There are multiple ways to put funds into an account for an inmate:
- In-Person (lobby open 24 hours a day)
- Online (www.touchpaydirect.com)*
- Phone – 1-866-232-1899*
Note: In-person deposits can be made using cash, credit, and debit cards, while deposits made via the phone and online may only use credit and debit card payments. You cannot make a deposit using a check. *There is a fee for processing all deposits, whether you use a credit or debit card, or cash.
If you wish to send mail to an inmate, address it like the following:
Larimer County Jail
[Inmate’s Name] 2405 Midpoint Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80525.
Include your return name and address, but write nothing else on the envelope.
- If you purchase books for an inmate, they must be sent directly from the publisher or Amazon.com.
- Inmates may only have an allotted number of books in their cell; make sure they aren’t over their limit before you send any more.
- All mail other than letters will be returned to sender.
- You may include family pictures in your letter, but no explicit pictures are allowed.
- You cannot drop off Bibles for an inmate.
- Anything deemed to be contraband will be confiscated and destroyed.
- All mail must go through the US Postal Service; you are not allowed to drop letters off at the front desk.
Not Allowed in the Mail:
- Lip prints on letters
- Gang writings
Calls with Inmates
If you wish to speak with an inmate on the phone at the Larimer County Jail, they will have to call you. Inmates are not allowed to receive incoming calls.
- Outbound calls are limited to 15 minutes.
- If your telephone provider allows you to accept collect calls, you will be prompted to accept the charges.
- If you do not have a telephone provider that allows collect calls, you will be able to talk for one minute for free. You then will be directed to an Inmate Calling Solutions representative to set up a prepaid account.
All of the following items are considered contraband – we advise that you leave them in your car before your visit to the jail. There are lockers provided if you do not wish to leave your items in the car. No items may be left unattended in the lobby, or at the front desk.
- All personal property, including jackets, purses, and hats.
- Finger nail clippers
- Pocket knives
Visits can be made to the jail on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Visits cannot be made on Monday, Friday, Sunday, or on county holidays.
- Visits must be arranged in advance.
- A limited number of slots are available for visitation.
- To request a visit, you may call the office at 970-498-5204, or submit a request via this form from 11am to 1pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
- You must register in order to visit – registration for your visit is on a first-come-first-served basis.
- You must sign-in 10 minutes before your visit, in person, or your visit will be canceled.
- There are many regulations involved in the visitation process. Please read the visitation rules and regulations on the Larimer County Jail website.
Note: Do not speak with your loved one about their case. All visits are recorded, and could be used to prosecute an inmate.
Location and Hours:
Larimer County Jail – Detention Facility
2405 Midpoint Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80525