John Bowlen’s attorney tries to quash warrant
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.”