A bench warrant is an arrest warrant issued by a Judge or court, most commonly when a defendant fails to appear at a scheduled court hearing or comply with court orders. This is also knownas failure to appear, or an FTA warrant.
When a bench warrant is issued it gives law enforcement agencies the authority to detain the defendant and bring him/her to the detention center until seen by the Judge.
If a defendant has a bench warrant, he or she may appear in court on any Monday at 9:00 a.m. to resolve it.
Arrests that are made where a defendant is served with an active bench warrant by law enforcement and taken into custody, he or she may bond out through the following options.
Post bond through the Municipal Court office, located at City Hall, 123 Roger Smith Avenue, Cortez, Colorado 81321. Phone (970)-565-7952
Post bond at the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office/Detention Center, located at 730 East Driscoll, Cortez, Colorado 81321. Phone (970)-565-8452.
Post bond through a bail bondsman.
Defendants are given a return date of the next scheduled court date. Cortez Municipal Court is only held on Monday mornings, starting at 9:00 a.m.