To be released from jail in Denver, a person must pay the bond and the bond fee. Payment of the bond alone is insufficient to secure the release. There are many other fees charged to criminal defendants, including a booking fee, but failure to pay these does not result in the defendant being jailed. The only mandatory fee is the bond fee. Further, Denver does not automatically refund the booking fee for defendants who are not convicted. They have to submit paperwork for the refund. The Denver Sheriff’s Office takes the money from the arrestee for the booking fee even if the arrestee needed to use it for the bond.
Case is still pending before the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.