This is always one of the most common concerns of our clients. If a case is properly handled, jail on most first offenses is rare. The Court has various other options available on less serious offenses and first offenses in place of jail. The Court could place you on probation, order substance abuse or other types of treatment, issue fines, or even public service instead of jail. On a first offense or for minor crimes, the Court often prefers those lesser penalties instead of sending someone to jail. However, for offenders with multiple priors or very serious criminal charges, jail can be a more likely possibility. Our Colorado Springs criminal defense attorneys will fight hard to keep you out of custody.