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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. It 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 – Nonlicensed 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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