First Judicial District hosting another Fresh Start warrant event

GOLDEN, Colo. (May 23, 2024) – District Attorney Alexis King is pleased to announce that the First Judicial District is hosting another Fresh Start warrant event at the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility in Golden on Saturday, June 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. People with active warrants for non-violent, low-level offenses in Gilpin or Jefferson counties will once again have an opportunity to either resolve their case or set a new court date.

This event offers relief to individuals looking for a fresh start who are tired of living in fear of arrest and ready to move toward a resolution in their case. Additionally, by reducing the number of low-level warrants, we ensure that law enforcement, the judiciary, and taxpayer resources can focus on addressing cases that pose a community safety risk.

The First Judicial District has successfully hosted five events since 2021, resolving a total of about 340 warrants to date. These efforts have not only brought relief to many but also saved thousands of taxpayer dollars. It’s worth mentioning that all attorneys and court staff generously volunteer their time on the weekend to support this initiative.

This event is possible thanks to the collaborative effort between the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office, the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, the First Judicial District Courts, First Judicial District Probation Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Justice Services, and C3.  

While the majority of eligible warrants are for non-violent misdemeanors or traffic cases, eligibility may extend to individuals with non-violent, low-level felonies that have been reclassified as misdemeanors and some low-level felony drug and property offenses.

As always, the event excludes people charged or convicted of an offense under the Victim Rights Act – such as assault, child abuse, unlawful sexual contact, or domestic violence. In addition, people with weapons offenses and those with second or subsequent cases involving driving under the influence or driving while ability impaired are not eligible for the event.  

Public defenders will again be available to review eligibility and provide legal consultation to qualifying defendants at no cost. To check eligibility for probation violation cases, individuals should email [email protected], and for all other cases, email [email protected]. The event does not require an appointment to be made in advance.

Several community partners – including the Community Connections Center (C3), Benefits in Action, Hazelbrook Sober Living, Bayaud Enterprises, Ke’nekt, Front Range Clinic, Master’s Apprentice, and Behavioral Treatment Services – will also be on-site to provide information and resources.

Please visit Fresh Start | Jefferson County, CO ( for more information.