Category: Bench Warrants

Bench warrants in Denver, like in many other jurisdictions, are legal orders issued by a judge that can have serious consequences for those who ignore them. Unfortunately, there are several misconceptions surrounding bench warrants that can lead people into dangerous situations.

In this blog post, we will debunk some of the common misconceptions about Denver bench warrants and shed light on the realities of these legal issues.

Misconception #1: Bench

In February of 2020, a law was proposed in Colorado that would eliminate bench warrants for defendants who failed to make their court appearance. Known as the “Grace Period” bill, it would have granted a 72-hour window to appear in court after failing to show for the initial court date.

According to CBSN Denver, that bill is now indefinitely postponed, so there is no grace period for bench warrants in