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Boulder DA Looks to Reduce Courtroom No-Shows

After two defendants failed to show up in court last week, Boulder DA Stan Garnett and other local law enforcement are pondering raising bond amounts to induce more people to show up for trial, reports John Aguilar from the Daily Camera:

Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett said the debate is worth having, especially when it comes to victims awaiting resolution in traumatic cases like sexual assaults on children.

He said Boulder County’s bond schedule — a guide that bond commissioners and judges use to set bond for various criminal charges — features some of the lowest bond amounts in the state.

“What I’ve been telling my deputies is if we see a bond that’s too low, we need to bring it to the attention of the court,” Garnett said.

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