Approximately 200 CU students will receive an email in the near future from CUPD informing them of their active warrants.
According to a news release by Cmdr. Tim McGraw, the warrants are for students who failed to show up to court, or did not comply with terms of a judicial sentencing.
McGraw said in an interview that most of these warrants are for smaller crimes.
“Most of these are going to be lower levels of crimes, although we didn’t search through each particular summons to see what the court violation was,” McGraw said. “Most commonly these are for alcohol related summons, or perhaps traffic related summons.”
He said that the email, which will be sent out Sunday or Monday morning, provides an opportunity for students to take care of their judicial business and to avoid possibly being taken into custody.
“We’re offering the alternative for people to go to the clerk of the county court and they’ll have to post bond there,” McGraw said. “The clerk has agreed to accept that bond and provide a court date for them.”
He said this has been in the works for a couple of months, and that CUPD is trying to get everything handled before CU lets out for the summer.
“It has been in the stages of development for many weeks,” McGraw said. “We’re just trying to get it done before finals, so that people have the opportunity to get their judicial business squared away and don’t face the spectra of possibly being arrested during finals time.”
According to the release, students who receive an email will need to contact CUPD to confirm the warrant, and that specific directions on what to do next will be provided.
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