Jeffco and Gilpin County to host warrant resolving event

Nov. 5 will see the third “Fresh Start” event in Golden

Andrew Fraieli
afraieli@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 10/28/22

Active warrants for non-violent and low-level misdemeanors and traffic charges will have the opportunity to be resolved without arrest on Nov. 5 in the third Fresh Start event hosted by Colorado’s First Judicial District.

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Jeffco and Gilpin County to host warrant resolving event

Nov. 5 will see the third “Fresh Start” event in Golden

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Active warrants for non-violent and low-level misdemeanors and traffic charges will have the opportunity to be resolved without arrest on Nov. 5 in the third Fresh Start event hosted by Colorado’s First Judicial District.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility in Golden, people will be able to resolve minor cases that “traditionally involve arrests and court appearances that can negatively impact defendants who want to accept accountability,” according to a statement by the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office. This includes people from both Jeffco and Gilpin county.

According to Brionna Boatright, director of public affairs at the Attorney’s Office, 89 people have had their warrants cleared, with the 50 from the first event saving taxpayers about $37,000 by saving over 37 hours that sheriff deputies would have spent arresting those people.

The event began as a solution from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee to the backlog of over 27,000 warrant cases in the jurisdiction, said Boatright.

“Often people fail to appear because of the fear of being arrested or barriers such as housing, employment or childcare during traditional court hours,” said Jennifer Kilpatrick, director of conviction integrity and equity for the Attorney’s Office. “This event serves our mission of promoting safer and healthier communities by allowing us to settle these cases and provide defendants with the opportunity for a fresh start.”

Public defenders will be available to provide consultation to those that are eligible to have their warrant resolved, along with representatives from Jefferson Center for Mental Health, Hazelbrook Sober Living and Stout Street Clinic, among others, to provide information and resources.

The event also allows people with “non-violent, low-level felonies that have recently been reclassified as misdemeanors” to resolve their cases as well. Those who have been charged or convicted with an offense such as assault, child abuse, unlawful sexual contact or domestic violence are excluded from the program, as are people with weapons offenses and more than one case involving driving under the influence.

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