Courts in Colorado
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Colorado's trial courts include district courts, county courts, and water courts. Colorado's district courts can hear any civil, domestic relations, criminal, juvenile, probate, and mental health matter. County courts hear civil claims valued under $15,000, misdemeanors, small claims, and traffic cases. Water courts are located in each of the 7 major river basins and exclusively handle water related issues. Colorado also has appeals courts, consisting of its appellate courts and the Colorado Supreme Court.

If you're trying to find out when your court date is, Colorado court dockets can be found on the Colorado Judicial Branch's website at A number of Colorado court forms are available at Although most Colorado court records are available to the public, each county sets its own policy as to how to obtain these, so you'll need to contact your county courthouse if you're seeking court records in Colorado. However, the website, a initiative of the Colorado Judicial Branch, provides real-time online access to a number of Colorado court documents. There is a fee to search for and retrieve court documents. Other service providers may offer online access to Colorado court documents. More information can be found at
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17, Apr 2014 - High school student stabs classmates; Senate halts equal pay bill; 22 killed in Pakistan bombing: U
Also, President Obama mourns Fort Hood shooting victims; federal appeal court to hear Colorado case on gay marriages; alleged hit man charged with nine murders in California; independent groups spring up to raise money for Hillary Clinton presidency; Ukrainian official says separatist protests will end within 48 hours; and Oscar Pistorius under fire from prosecutor in murder trial.
17, Apr 2014 - Holmes attorneys ask judge to move his trial
DENVER—Attorneys for the man charged with killing 12 people and injuring 70 in a Colorado movie theater asked a judge to move the trial, citing the emotional and economic burdens the
17, Apr 2014 - Owners end legal fight, sell land to Summit County
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — A Breckenridge couple have agreed to sell a 10-acre parcel in the Colorado mountains to Summit County for open space after a months-long court battle.
17, Apr 2014 - Holmes Judge Denies Request On 'Frivolous' Motions
The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case has denied the defense's request to reconsider calling some of their motions "frivolous."
17, Apr 2014 - Colorado AG asks judge to ignore State Claims Board decision on fire damages
The Colorado Attorney General's Office has asked a judge to reject Lower North Fork fire victims' request to disregard a State Claims Board's decision on damages, and award instead the higher amounts recommended by arbiters.
16, Apr 2014 - Probes, not misdeeds, closed Her Majesty's Credit Union, founder says
Federal authorities closing in on an allegedly bogus credit union in the Virgin Islands is to blame for the failure of Her Majesty's Credit union, not not anything its Colorado-based officers are accused of doing, its founder says in newly filed court documents.
16, Apr 2014 - Denver, CO Fort Collins man faces tax evasion charges
DENVER — A Fort Collins man was indicted by a federal grand jury last week on charges of tax evasion, Colorado U.S. Attorney John Walsh and IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Stephen Boyd announced in a press release Tuesday.
16, Apr 2014 - Colorado's gay marriage ban could hinge on appeals court ruling
A 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision on gay marriage bans in two states could allow Colorado same-sex couples to hold nuptials before the end of summer, some experts say.
16, Apr 2014 - Couple’s suit against state’s fracking lease gets OK to proceed
A Franklin County judge has ruled that a Guernsey County couple can move forward with a lawsuit that seeks to stop fracking beneath and around Seneca Lake. The couple filed the suit in October, eight months after the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District approved a $40.3 million lease with a Colorado-based drilling company for underground mineral rights to 6,400 acres, including the lake.
16, Apr 2014 - Victor, CO Sex assault verdict, sentence upheld
The Colorado Court of Appeals has upheld a verdict and sentence for a man convicted of raping his step-daughter from the time she was 5 until she was 18.
16, Apr 2014 - Gun case against Colorado taken under advisement by federal judge
Following closing arguments in a lawsuit challenging Colorado's new gun laws, a federal judge is deliberating on whether the laws violate the constitutional rights of residents to bear arms.
16, Apr 2014 - Man gets probation in fossil-smuggling case
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Colorado man must serve two years of supervised probation on a federal felony conviction of conspiring to smuggle fossils from China into the United States, a federal judge ordered Tuesday.
16, Apr 2014 - Grand, CO Triple Carjacking Suspect Faces Multiple Charges After Police Chase [Video]
A Colorado alleged triple carjacker appeared in court on Wednesday on multiple charges including attempted murder. He is due back in court for a preliminary hearing on May 29. In the meantime, he is being held on a $3.5 million bond. Some have compared the morning rush hour carjacking and police chase near Denver to... Read more » Triple Carjacking Suspect Faces Multiple Charges After Police ...
16, Apr 2014 - Charges Reinstated Against Developer In Colorado Springs USOC Deal
The Colorado Court of Appeals has reversed the dismissal of criminal charges against a developer in connection with a U.S. Olympic Committee headquarters deal.
16, Apr 2014 - Lakewood, CO Denver Auto Accident Attorneys at Bell & Pollock, PC, Comment On Increase In Fatal Hit-And-Run Acci
Denver car accident lawyers A. Gary Bell Jr. and Bradley P. Pollock are asked to comment about a recent increase in the number of fatal hit-and-run accidents in Colorado. (PRWeb March 26, 2014) Read the full story at
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