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Arrest Warrant

If you think you might have an active and open arrest warrant in Denver Colorado, then search for the warrant on the Denver County Court Warrant Search website.

An arrest warrant might be issued because a court found probable cause that you committed a crime. Alternatively, an arrest warrant might have been issued if you failed to appear for arraignment or a disposition hearing.

If you missed a court date or failed to comply with an order, then the Denver County Court Marshal might arrest you on the warrant.

If you have an active warrant, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at the Law Office of Matthew A. Martin, P.C.. An attorney might be able to help you get the warrant quashed, recalled, or canceled.

Denver Arrest Warrant Attorney, CO

If you think you have a warrant issued in Denver, CO, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at the Law Office of Matthew A. Martin, P.C..

Attorney Matthew Martin can help you determine whether the warrant exists, the underlying charges, and the bond amount, if any, associated with the warrant.

Matthew Martin represents clients throughout the state of Colorado, including the city of Denver in Denver County, and the surrounding areas in the Front Range region including:

    • Brighton in Adams County
    • Centennial and Littleton in Arapahoe County
    • Boulder and Longmont in Boulder County
    • Broomfield in Broomfield County
    • Castle Rock in Douglas County
    • Golden in Jefferson County

Call (303) 725-0017 for a free consultation today.

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Why was the warrant issued?

The court might issue a warrant based on an allegation that “probable cause” existed to believe you committed a crime. The court might view a probable cause affidavit to determine whether probable cause exists, or a grand jury might determine whether probable cause exists before issuing an indictment.

If the warrant is issued, a prosecutor might agree to recall the warrant if it can be shown that a mistake was made or insufficient probable cause supports the allegation.

If the criminal defense attorney is not able to get the warrant recalled, then the attorney can arrange for the suspect to surrender on the warrant and handle other issues that might minimize the time spent in jail or the amount of bond that must be posted.

In some cases, a “walk through” can be arranged so that the suspect is formally booked on the charges but is then immediately released on bond or released on their on own recognizance (the OR or ROR).

Bench Warrants in Colorado

If a person disobeys a court order, then the court might issue a bench warrant. The most common reasons that the court issues a bench warrant is because the defendant failed to appear at arraignment, a disposition, a hearing, or for trial.

An attorney might be able to file a motion to quash or recall the warrant.

Getting a Warrant Canceled in Denver, CO

An attorney might be able to help you pay a warrant cancellation/docket fee of $100 so that you can receive a new appearance date.

You can do this online or appear and pay the fee at the Clerk’s Office in Room 160 of the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse, 520 W. Colfax Avenue or Room 135 of the City and County Building, 1437 Bannock Street.

Paying a warrant cancellation or docket fee will cancel your warrant and get your case back on the judge’s docket.

You are only permitted to use this option if you failed to appear for arraignment.

Likewise, if your case was scheduled to be heard at 1437 Bannock Street and you failed to appear at a Disposition Hearing, then you can pay a warrant cancellation or docket fee to cancel the warrant.

Surrendering at the Jail in Denver, CO

If you cannot afford to hire an attorney, you can turn yourself into the Denver Police Department and be booked into jail. You will be brought before a judge, but more than likely you will spend a night in jail.

You might be given an opportunity to past the full amount of the bond imposed and all required fees. To find the bond amount, you can look up your case online. After you determine the bond amount, you can go to the Bonding Office located on the first floor of the Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center, 490 W. Colfax Avenue to pay the bond. You will be given a new court date to appear.

Additional Resources

Arrest Warrant Laws in Colorado | CRS – Visit the official website for the Colorado Revised Statutes to read up on their criminal procedures including how to obtain and correctly conduct an arrest warrant. Access the site to learn the requirements for a warrant, the difference between a bench and arrest warrant, and other valuable information.

Check to See if You Have an Arrest Warrant – Visit the official website for the Colorado Integrated Criminal Justice Information System (CICJIS) to learn if you have a current warrant out for your arrest. Access the site to use the tools available to check if you’re the subject of a warrant so you can take the next steps to absolving it.

Denver Defense Attorney for Arrest Warrants

If you or someone you know is the subject of a warrant, we urge you to contact Law Office of Matthew A. Martin, P.C.. It might be scary to confront your warrant, but you might be able to surrender yourself without spending more than a few hours in jail. Don’t let this loom over your life and exacerbate the problem further. Instead get in contact with Law Office of Matthew A. Martin, P.C. to learn your legal options.

Call (303) 725-0017 to set up your first consultation for free.