What is an Outstanding Judgment Warrant?An Outstanding Judgment Warrant (OJW) is a lien placed on your driver’s license or placed on your name if you do not have a driver’s license.
Why Would I Get an Outstanding Judgment Warrant?An OJW may be placed by the Commerce City Municipal Court if you have an outstanding traffic ticket, missed a court appearance, did not pay a fine, or did not comply with an order from the court. The lien is placed after 10 days of non-compliance and a fee of $30 will be added to any amount due.
Pursuant to Colorado State Law, if you fail to appear in court for a traffic violation, the court will enter a default judgment of guilty to all violations alleged on the ticket. This means you are found guilty of all violations charged and points will be assessed against your driver’s license. If you fail to pay any fines and costs assessed by the court or fail to comply with any order of the court to attend an educational program or complete community service, the court is required to notify the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
The DMV will place a lien on your driver’s license and mail a letter to your last known address. The letter will provide you with a due date and information needed for you to clear the ticket. If you do not take care of the ticket by the date on the letter from DMV, your license will be suspended.