Denver Municipal Court

General Sessions and the Denver City Court

The City of Denver maintains its own court system, known as the Municipal Court of Denver or Denver General Sessions. Like other cities, Denver is big on control, wanting to regulate many areas of citizen conduct not controlled by state law. These laws are gathered in the Municipal Code of Denver. There are many benefits to the cities, but the main one is revenue. Court costs, fines, and probation supervision fees all flow from the convicted person to the City of Denver.

Below, we've listed most of the municipal code of Denver, as it pertains to criminal offenses. Study these offenses prior to coming to court. Also, remember that just because you are charged with one of these Denver municipal code violations, does not mean you violated the law, or that you don't have a defense. The worst thing you can do is to walk into court and plead guilty, since there are always a variety of pleas you can take, and a variety of consequences, depending on how your plea is structured. Structuring a plea to avoid harm to your criminal record is important. Come and meet with a Denver municipal code criminal defense lawyer is free, and important to your future.

Denver Municipal Code Sections with Common Crimes

Miscellaneous Code Violations in Denver

  • Sec 38-1 - Scope
  • Sec 38-2 - Conspiracy
  • Sec 38-3 - Use or offer of false identification
  • Sec 38-4 - Recruitment of strikebreakers
  • Sec 38-5 - Alcoholic beverages, bottles and cans prohibited in certain facilities
  • Sec 38-6 - Removal of manufacturer's serial numbers
  • Sec 38-7 - Smoking in retail food establishments
  • Sec 38-8 - Smoking prohibited within certain public premises adjoining hospital properties

Denver Police and Sheriff Law Violations

  • Sec 38-31 - Interference with police authority
  • Sec 38-32 - Resisting any police authority
  • Sec 38-33 - Impersonating an officer
  • Sec 38-34 - Mistreating, injuring, disabling, killing or molesting police animals
  • Sec 38-35 - Furnishing certain items to prisoners
  • Sec 38-36 - Aiding or rescuing prisoners
  • Sec 38-37 - Escaping from jail
  • Sec 38-38 - Duty of citizens to aid police officers
  • Sec 38-39 - Duty of citizens to report offenses
  • Sec 38-40 - False information during investigations
  • Sec 38-41 - Accessory before the fact
  • Sec 38-42 - Accessory after the fact
  • Sec 38-43 - Violation of court orders

Property Crimes in Denver, Colorado - Miscellaneous

  • Sec 38-51.2 - Definitions applicable to sections 38-51 5 and 38-51 7
  • Sec 38-51.5 - Shoplifting unlawful; retail theft
  • Sec 38-51.7 - Price switching unlawful
  • Sec 38-51.8 - Petty theft unlawful
  • Sec 38-51.10 - Theft of parking services
  • Sec 38-51.11 - Motor vehicle theft
  • Sec 38-51.12 - Trespass to motor vehicles
  • Sec 38-52 - Damaging ditches
  • Sec 38-53 - Fraudulent manipulation of coin service and change machines

Public Property Crimes in Denver Municipal Court

  • Sec 38-61 - Damaging, defacing or destruction of public property
  • Sec 38-62 - Protection of fire and police department property
  • Sec 38-63 - Protection of public library property
  • Sec 38-64 - Injuring sidewalks
  • Sec 38-65 - Painting or decorating public buildings

Private Property Crimes in Denver Municipal Court

  • Sec 38-71 - Damaging, defacing or destruction of private property
  • Sec 38-72 - Trespassing upon gardens or crops
  • Sec 38-73 - Trespassing with large animals

Public Order and Safety Offenses - Denver General Sessions Court

  • Sec 38-86 - Obstruction of streets or other public passageways
  • Sec 38-86.1 - Sitting or lying down in the public right-of-way
  • Sec 38-86.2 - Unauthorized camping on public or private property prohibited
  • Sec 38-86.5 - Unlawful to trespass on athletic playing field at Denver Mile High Stadium
  • Sec 38-87 - Disrupting lawful assembly
  • Sec 38-88 - Window peeping
  • Sec 38-89 - Disturbance of the peace
  • Sec 38-90 - Disturbance of religious worship
  • Sec 38-91 - Disturbance by use of telephone
  • Sec 38-92 - Threats
  • Sec 38-93 - Assault
  • Sec 38-93.1 - Public fighting
  • Sec 38-93.2 - Assault and public fighting-Affirmative defense
  • Sec 38-94 - Unlawful acts in or about schools, colleges or universities
  • Sec 38-95 - Vendors not to obstruct public ways
  • Sec 38-96 - Irritants
  • Sec 38-97 - Use of stench bombs
  • Sec 38-98 - Evasion of admission fee at place of entertainment or assembly
  • Sec 38-99 - Urinating or peeing in public
  • Sec 38-100 - Reserved
  • Sec 38-101 - Prohibited noises
  • Sec 38-102 - Possession of graffiti materials prohibited
  • Sec 38-114 - Harassment near health care facility
  • Sec 38-115 - Trespass

Denver Weapons and Missiles Crimes in Denver General Sessions Municipal Court

  • Sec 38-116 - Nunchaku defined
  • Sec 38-116.5 - Reserved
  • Sec 38-117 - Dangerous or deadly weapons-Prohibitions
  • Sec 38-117.5 - Permit to carry a concealed handgun
  • Sec 38-118 - Same-Affirmative defenses
  • Sec 38-118.5 - Reserved
  • Sec 38-119 - Certain knives unlawful
  • Sec 38-120 - Disposition of confiscated weapons
  • Sec 38-121 - Firing or discharging dangerous or deadly weapons
  • Sec 38-122 - Regulations pertaining to the sale of certain weapons
  • Sec 38-123 - Identification and records concerning sales, etc
  • Sec 38-124 - Unlawful to sell weapons to intoxicated persons or minors
  • Sec 38-125 - Obstruction equipment prohibited
  • Sec 38-126 - Incendiary or explosive device
  • Sec 38-127 - Throwing stones or missiles
  • Sec 38-128 - Placing objects on window sills
  • Sec 38-129 - Air, gas or spring operated guns
  • Sec 38-130 - Assault weapons
  • Sec 38-131 - Unlawful storage of firearms
  • Sec 38-132 - Panhandling

Denver Morals Crimes - Municipal / General Sessions Court

  • Sec 38-146 - Gambling on public ways and streets

Sexual Offenses and Crimes in Denver General Sessions Court

  • Sec 38-156 - Definitions
  • Sec 38-157 - Public indecency
  • Sec 38-157.1 - Indecent exposure
  • Sec 38-158 - Prostitution
  • Sec 38-161 - Bestiality
  • Sec 38-162 - Unlawful to register fictitious name in public accommodations
  • Sec 38-163 - Use of transient accommodations for purposes relating to sexual offenses

Drugs and Intoxicants Related Municipal Code Violations

  • Sec 38-172 - Disorderly intoxication
  • Sec 38-173 - Possession of injection devices
  • Sec 38-174 - Toxic vapors
  • Sec 38-175 - Possession or consumption of marijuana
  • Sec 38-175.5 - Marijuana prohibited on the 16th Street Pedestrian and Transit Mall and adjacent streets
  • Sec 38-176 - Reserved
  • Sec 38-177 - Extraction of marijuana concentrate prohibited
  • Sec 38-178 - Non-licensed marijuana cultivation

Railroads and Buses / Light Rail in Denver - General Sessions Criminal Offenses

  • Sec 38-191 - Stepping on or off moving vehicles
  • Sec 38-192 - Placing obstructions or explosives on railroad tracks
  • Sec 38-193 - Interfering with railroad tracks
  • Sec 38-194 - Interfering with railroad or bus system equipment
  • Sec 38-195 - Regulation governing proof of fare payment
  • Sec 38-196 - Penalty assessment notice
  • Sec 38-197 - Payment of penalty assessment
  • Sec 38-198 - Appearance in county court
  • Sec 38-199 - Refusal to accept penalty assessment notice
  • Sec 38-200 - Court procedure
  • Sec 38-201 - Post-judgment procedures
  • Sec 38-202 - Annual reports

The Denver Municipal Court, General Sessions, is located in Denver at the Lindsey-Flanigan Justice Center, 520 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80204, with a phone number of 720-337-0410. The court's web site is https://www.denvercountycourt.org/.

Our criminal defense attorneys frequently appear at the Denver Municipal Court. Call us for a consultation on your Denver General Sessions charges, at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.

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