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 http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Docket.cfm. A number of Colorado court forms are available at http://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/Index.cfm. 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 www.cococourts.com, 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 http://www.courts.state.co.us/Administration/Program.cfm?Program=11.
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01, Mar 2015 - Weed Is Legal in Alaska Now
Alaska joins Colorado and Washington today (Feb. 24) as the third U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Marijuana was actually decriminalized in the state in 1975, with an Alaska Supreme Court decision that ruled privacy protections in Alaska's Constitution gave adults the right to use and possess a small amount of pot for personal use. Alaska has high rates of marijuana use ...
01, Mar 2015 - Judge: Colorado theater shooting trial could start early
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case says jury selection is moving more quickly than expected and that could allow the trial to begin as early as May instead of June.
01, Mar 2015 - Colorado residents ask feds to block legal pot
Colorado is facing first-of-its kind lawsuits from marijuana opponents who are asking a federal judge to order the new recreational industry to close.                
01, Mar 2015 - Colorado residents are first to ask feds to block legal pot
Colorado is facing first-of-its kind lawsuits from marijuana opponents who are asking a federal judge to order the new recreational industry to close.
01, Mar 2015 - Supreme Court to review marijuana issue
The Colorado Supreme Court agreed Monday to review a lower court decision from last year that, in part, ruled that a section of the constitutional amendment that legalized marijuana could apply retroactively under certain circumstances.
28, Feb 2015 - Robert Gallagher "lit a bright light" for Colorado legal community
When former Arapahoe County District Attorney Robert Gallagher attended law school at the University of Denver, administrators made sure their students knew the curriculum was so tough that many wouldn't graduate.
28, Feb 2015 - Arapahoe, CO Cost of Colorado theater shooting case exceeds $5 million months before opening arguments
The criminal court case against Colorado theater gunman James Holmes has already absorbed at least $5.5 million in public monies, according to records obtained by Yahoo News.
28, Feb 2015 - Centennial, CO Jury Selection in Colorado Shooting Case Progressing
CENTENNIAL, Colorado — Jury selection in the Colorado theater shooting case is going faster than expected, and attorneys will start questioning individual jurors Wednesday, about a week sooner than first thought.
28, Feb 2015 - 'Texas 7' prison escapee executed
A member of a notorious gang that escaped from a Texas prison has been executed for killing a suburban Dallas police officer as the seven fugitives held up a sporting good store more than 14 years ago. Donald Newbury was the third member of the "Texas 7" to be executed since they were hunted down in Colorado six weeks after pulling off the largest prison escape in Texas. The gang broke out of ...
28, Feb 2015 - Contractor from Colorado gets prison for South Texas fraud
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A Department of Veterans Affairs contractor from Colorado must serve a year and a day in prison for fraud related to work on a South Texas hospital.
28, Feb 2015 - Trinidad, CO Southern Colorado DA Admits To Mishandling Cases, Could Be Suspended
A southern Colorado district attorney has admitted to mishandling more than a dozen criminal cases and will spend the next two years under close supervision.
28, Feb 2015 - Colorado residents are first to ask feds to block legal pot - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Misso
DENVER (AP) - Colorado already is being sued by two neighboring states for legalizing marijuana. Now, the state faces groundbreaking lawsuits from its own residents, who are asking a federal judge to order the new recreational industry to close.
28, Feb 2015 - Centennial, CO Potential Colorado theater shooting jurors grilled on views
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prospective jurors for the Colorado theater shooting trial will be grilled about their views on the death penalty, mental illness and aspects of the criminal justice system as
28, Feb 2015 - Centennial, CO Key issues for jurors in Colorado theater shooting trial
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jury selection in the Colorado theater shooting case is going faster than expected, and attorneys will start questioning individual jurors Wednesday, about a week sooner than first thought.
28, Feb 2015 - Centennial, CO Key issues as jury selection progresses in theater shooting
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jury selection in the Colorado theater shooting case is going faster than expected, and attorneys will start questioning individual jurors Wednesday, about a week sooner than
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