City And Municipal Courts
Municipal Courts In Colorado – Charges Which Can Impact Your Future
Colorado has many cities, like Denver, Aurora and Castle Rock. Each of these has its own Municipal Court. Most of the larger cities, like Lakewood, Westminster and Wheat Ridge, have realized an economic benefit to having their own court system. Fines and costs paid by defendants charged with crimes now go to the city budget rather than the county and state of Colorado.
Municipal courts can only handle charges of misdemeanor crimes, which generally have a maximum of one year in the city jail. While much smaller sentences than felony court, any conviction can impact your future.
Colorado City Court Charges: Important To Your Future
In Colorado’s City Courts, simply because you are charged with a Municipal Code law violation, does not mean you are guilty. You may have a solid defense you are not aware of. Never go to city court and enter a plea of guilty. A criminal defense lawyer can likely find defenses that will impact how a city attorney will agree to structure your plea. How your plea is structured can impact jail time, damage to your criminal record and whether your job and housing are affected. Talk with one of our Denver area municipal code criminal defense lawyers today.
These city/municipal courts include the following cities. Be sure and click on the city where you are charged for a wealth of information. Some cities are not yet listed. O'Malley and Sawyer, LLC works in all Colorado municipal courts.