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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31, Oct 2014 - Lakewood, CO Lakewood's challenge to Colorado's defects law likely to be settled in court
The next venue for Lakewood's first-of-a-kind measure challenging the state's much-debated construction-defects law could be a courtroom.
31, Oct 2014 - Guns Are Driving Americans to Distraction, and Worse
From Michael Dunn's trial in Florida to discord over open-carry laws in Colorado, the debate about gun control has driven Americans to indulge their worst behavior
31, Oct 2014 - Man Gets 10 Years For Copper Thefts
A San Antonio man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing copper in a ring that investigators say targeted Central Texas communication towers. Ricky Thatcher must also pay more than $163,000 to victims, including the Lower Colorado River Authority. Thatcher pleaded guilty to engaging in organized criminal activity. An LCRA spokeswoman said Tuesday that Thatcher was sentenced Oct. 7.
30, Oct 2014 - Fremont, CO Guantanamo Bay prison still an issue in Colorado politics
U.S. Sen. Mark Udall's comment Sunday that the United States should close Guantanamo Bay "but keep the terrorists here in jail indefinitely" brings back memories of a 2009 battle in Colorado,
30, Oct 2014 - Evans, CO Court mulls legality of firing for pot use off job
DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it.
30, Oct 2014 - Aspen, CO Snowmass sued by resident over vesting approval for Base Village
Lawsuit cites alleged improper talks by council, transfers of vested rights A Snowmass Village resident who has been critical of Base Village sued the town and the town council Tuesday, seeking to rescind recent approvals that extended Related Colorado’s development rights to 2019. read more
30, Oct 2014 - Colorado Rapids sue Ciao Telecom over missed sponsorship payments
The Colorado Rapids filed a lawsuit Tuesday in U.S. District Court alleging Ciao Telecom's parent company has failed to make nearly half a million dollars in jersey sponsorship payments.
30, Oct 2014 - Man to plead guilty to killing Montana teacher in cocaine frenzy
By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - A Colorado man accused of killing a Montana teacher during a cocaine-fueled frenzy has agreed to plead guilty to murder as part of a deal in which prosecutors will dismiss a kidnapping charge in the case, court documents showed on Wednesday. Michael Spell, 25, of Parachute, Colorado, will admit to his role in the strangling death of math instructor Sherry Arnold ...
30, Oct 2014 - Texas man sentenced to prison, stole jewelry from Spurs coach's house
William C. Robinson, 63, was sentenced to 10 years in a Colorado prison for multiple charges that occured in that state, but he is also linked to stealing jewelry from the Texas home of a Spurs coach. After serving 10 years, he will face charges in Texas for multiple counts of burglary.
30, Oct 2014 - Montezuma, CO Wedding bells ring for gay couples
Eight gay couples have tied the knot in La Plata County since same-sex marriage became legal last week in Colorado. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear appeals on same-sex marriage bans in five states Oct. 6, opening the door statewide for gay couples to receive marriage licenses.So far, the eight couples have officially...
30, Oct 2014 - Bench bias
While judges do campaign in some states, Colorado attempts to minimize the political influence that occurs through campaigning by appointing judges via a merit system. Judges then stand in yes/no retention elections after sitting on the bench for a period of time.
29, Oct 2014 - Weld, CO Colorado Woman Sentenced For Lying To Police About Kidnap And Rape That Never Happened
Colorado Woman Sentenced For Lying To Police About Kidnap And Rape That Never Happened Woman Sentenced To Jail, House Arrest For Lying About Being Kidnapped, Raped Judge Sentences Woman Who Lied To Police About Being Kidnapped, Raped Colorado Woman Sentenced For Lying To Police About Kidnap And Rape That Never Happened Headlines Nation Has Been Optimized A Colorado woman who pieced together an ...
29, Oct 2014 - Colorado Springs, CO Gotcha covered
Downtown cameras deter crime and catch bad guys in the act by Pam Zubeck As evidence grows that eyewitness accounts of crimes aren't always reliable, Colorado Springs police say they're comfortable with one fool-proof witness: the video camera. Two years after cameras were installed downtown, the program is humming along at little cost to taxpayers and with a big payoff to visitors and business ...
29, Oct 2014 - Colorado man pleads guilty to oil patch murder of teacher, Sherry Arnold
A Colorado man pleaded guilty Wednesday to the murder of a Montana teacher in an oil boom town where residents say their lives were forever altered by the crime.
29, Oct 2014 - Prison Sentence for Woman Convicted of Kidnapping Nephew
MADISON, Wisconsin — A bizarre story that started in February has come to an end. A Colorado woman is heading to prison for kidnapping and abandoning her nephew. Kristen Smith was sentenced in Wisconsin Monday to 25 years in federal prison. Smith kidnapped her four day old nephew from his home in southeast Wisconsin last […]
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