I have a protection order in place in Colorado Westminster Municipal Court. The original charges were D.V., battery, and D.V. false imprisonment
. I took the first offer from the Asst. D.A., which was 6 months in jail and 1 year probation
(starting when I went in to jail???). While in jail, I called my ex to apologize for everything, but was caught anyway by the jail and their voice recognition. So I pled guilty to protection order violation out of Adams County, resulting in two probation officers and an extra month of jail time. I know I got lucky with the first violation. Months ago, however, after my release, I was going to court to modify the protection order because my ex and I were on amicable terms. After the judge refused to modify (8 attempts to do so), I left court. My ex was in a car with her friend and they asked me to get in the car. I hesitated, but then got in. It just so happened that a ret. Marshall with the Westminster court was watching (has known me for years) and called me to come in for questioning. I was headed out of town to go home, and he proceeded to interrogate me, accusing me of lying. Finally, after his anger continued to escalate, I admitted to getting in the car. So this would make my second protection order violation with the same woman. I currently have had a warrant issued for my arrest in the city of Westminster, but have not turned myself in...I have been on the run for 8 months.
My question is regarding the statute of limitations
for a warrant. A friend of the family told me that if I am not caught within 7 years, the warrant goes away and I am no longer a fugitive. Is this true? I have also seen that the maximum penalty for a class 1 misdemeanor
is 2 years. What should I do?