John Bowlen’s at­tor­ney tries to quash war­rant

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - By Kieran Ni­chol­son

An at­tor­ney rep­re­sent­ing John Bowlen filed a mo­tion in Ara­pa­hoe County on Wed­nes­day seek­ing to quash an ar­rest war­rant is­sued for the younger son of Bron­cos owner Pat Bowlen.

The ar­rest war­rant was is­sued Tues­day for John Bowlen af­ter he was ar­rested Sun­day in Cal­i­for­nia on sus­pi­cion of DUI and driv­ing over 100 mph.

Har­vey Stein­berg, who rep­re­sents Bowlen, filed Wed­nes­day’s mo­tion to set aside or­der is­su­ing a bench war­rant.

Bowlen was con­victed in April 2016 in a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence case, and he ap­pealed the con­vic­tion. The ap­peal to dis­trict court was de­nied in Novem­ber 2016. He then sought re­lief from the Colorado Supreme Court, which de­nied the ap­peal in March 2017.

“The court did not spec­ify when the de­fen­dant’s pro­ba­tion sen­tence would com­mence if he was un­suc­cess­ful on ap­peal,” ac­cord­ing to Stein­berg’s mo­tion.

The mo­tion also claims Bowlen was not prop­erly in­structed by the court on how and when his pro­ba­tion was to start.

“The de­fen­dant was with­out court no­tice of where and to whom to re­port, and how to com­mence his pro­ba­tion sen­tence,” ac­cord­ing to the fil­ing.

Bowlen never con­sent­ing to terms of pro­ba­tion in the Ara­pa­hoe Dis­trict Court case, the mo­tion said.

Wed­nes­day’s fil­ing also claims the court “never lifted the ap­peal stay,” so, “the ap­peal stay … is still in ef­fect.” Bowlen, fur­ther­more, could still seek a “fed­eral remedy” in the orig­i­nal do­mes­tic vi­o­lence con­vic­tion, fur­ther ex­tend­ing a stay of pro­ba­tion.

Bowlen bailed out of jail in Cal­i­for­nia on Mon­day. The mo­tion here asks the court to va­cate the bench war­rant for his ar­rest. “The de­fen­dant re­spect­fully re­quests a hearing on this mo­tion.”

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