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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20, Aug 2014 - Park, CO Researchers had to battle government after finding record T. Rex
In 1996, Peter Larson reported to a federal prison in Colorado — the same mean lockup where Timothy McVeigh and John Gotti were being held — to begin serving a...
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Testimony is underway in the trial of a former Colorado gymnastics coach accused of sexually assaulting teenagers.
20, Aug 2014 - Colorado Springs man sentenced in federal child pornography case
A Colorado Springs man was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison Monday for purchasing over 100 child pornography videos over several years, the Colorado U.
20, Aug 2014 - Judge strikes down Colorado's gay marriage ban, stays ruling
DENVER (AP) - A federal judge in Denver declared Colorado's gay marriage ban unconstitutional Wednesday, but he temporarily put the ruling on hold to give the state until next month to seek an appeal.
20, Aug 2014 - Judge allows lawsuits against cinema owner in Colorado massacre
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A federal judge has again refused to dismiss wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits filed against a movie theater chain by victims of a 2012 mass shooting at a Colorado cinema where 12 people were killed and dozens injured. U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson on Friday rejected a motion for summary judgment filed by lawyers for Texas-based Cinemark USA ...
20, Aug 2014 - Environmental Group Challenges Denied
Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the United States Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed Colorado and Wyoming Federal District Court decisions denying environmental group challenges to the Black Hills Forest Plans, including the mountain pine beetle infestation.
20, Aug 2014 - Denver, CO Judge mulls overturning Colorado gay marriage ban
DENVER (AP) — A Denver federal judge was hearing arguments Tuesday from lawyers for six gay couples seeking to overturn Colorado's same-sex marriage ban.
20, Aug 2014 - Denver, CO Colorado's gay marriage ban heads to federal court
DENVER (AP) — Attorneys for six gay couples seeking to overturn Colorado's same-sex marriage ban will make their case before a federal judge in Denver Tuesday, hoping to add to the favorable court rulings nationwide that have given momentum to their cause.
20, Aug 2014 - Grand, CO Woman gets 10 years for fatal Colorado bike crash
A woman who struck and killed a Jesuit volunteer on a cross-country bicycling trip in western Colorado has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors.
20, Aug 2014 - Pine, CO Fire chiefs consider warning: Mitigate, or else
DENVER – Fire chiefs across Colorado may stop responding to homeowners who don’t take steps to limit the fire hazards around their homes. Garry Briese, executive director of the Colorado State Fire Chiefs, told an interim legislative committee Monday that threatening to not respond could be just the sort of strong message...
20, Aug 2014 - Mesa, CO Colorado prisons chief orders Sterling review after 6th inmate killed
Two men serving lengthy prison sentences for murder and attempted murder are accused in the murder Monday of an inmate at Sterling Correctional Facility, authorities say.
20, Aug 2014 - Denver, CO Woman with no fingerprints faces theft, forgery charges in Colorado
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A disbarred lawyer who removed her fingerprints to hide her identity will be extradited to Colorado to faces charges that she swindled at least two people out of their homes, authorities said on Wednesday. Ann Marie Miller, 40, made national headlines this month after Ohio authorities went public seeking to identify a woman they arrested in July who had used ...
20, Aug 2014 - BREAKING: Federal Judge Strikes Down Colo. Marriage Ban
While the ruling found that Colorado's constitutional amendment prohibiting marriage equality violates the U.S. Constitution, the decision came with a stay until August 25. read more
20, Aug 2014 - Appeals court upholds forest management plan
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says a federal appeals court has upheld a management plan for the Black Hills National Forest. Jackley says the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver has affirmed federal court decisions in Colorado and Wyoming denying challenges ...
20, Aug 2014 - Pueblo clerk stops issuing licenses, AG appeals Boulder decision
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers persuaded Pueblo County's clerk to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses and then asked a state appeals court to block another clerk from doing the same.
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