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, Mar 2015 - FLDS land auctioned; Justice Dept. claims taxpayer money given to polygamous church
HURRICANE, Utah — Hundreds of acres of land in the polygamous border towns of Hildale, Utah; and Colorado City, Ariz., was auctioned as part of a long-running court battle involving followers of Warren Jeffs. The auction included a dairy, a fire station, a meatpacking plant, orchards and homes. Bidders were initially kind of shy, but warmed up and […]
31, Mar 2015 - Defense in Colorado theater attack asks judge to move trial, says most potential jurors biased
Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case have again asked a judge to move the trial, saying most prospective jurors believe defendant James Holmes is guilty and can't set their opinions aside.
31, Mar 2015 - National media prepare to cover the Aurora theater shooting trial in Colorado
News outlets nationally and locally are preparing to cover the James Holmes theater shooting trial, now on a hastened schedule.
31, Mar 2015 - Nucla, CO Defense in Colorado shooting case asks judge to move trial
CENTENNIAL — Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case have again asked a judge to move the trial, saying most prospective jurors believe defendant James Holmes is guilty and can’t set their opinions aside.
31, Mar 2015 - Nucla, CO Trial set for two doctors accused of drug peddling
Three-plus years after indictments were issued, a pair of former western Colorado doctors have finally been scheduled to stand trial.
31, Mar 2015 - Aspen, CO Colorado hockey player accused of losing his cool on Aspen ice averts trial
A Fort Collins amateur hockey player has been barred from participating in the Hockey Mountain High tournament in Aspen this year, according to an order signed by Municipal Judge Brooke
31, Mar 2015 - Trial delayed in cold-case slaying in Montana; suspect out
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The trial of Colorado man charged with killing his wife more than 15 years ago in Montana has been delayed, and the suspect is out on bail after a judge reduced his bond amount to $250,000.
31, 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.
31, Mar 2015 - Sheriffs file Supremacy Clause suit to stop pot in Colorado
A second legal challenge is emerging in the federal court system to Colorado’s legalization of marijuana, with the latest lawsuit repeating a challenge on constitutional grounds.
30, Mar 2015 - La Plata, CO Retrial for ’07 murder suspect
A man who was convicted of the criminally negligent homicide and sexual assault of Nicole Leigh Redhorse will be retried in May after appeals court judges ruled that some of his statements to police were involuntary and should have been suppressed at trial.The Colorado Court of Appeals reversed the original conviction from 2008, and it...
30, Mar 2015 - Attorney Andrew Rubin Shares Insights On Tax Issues In Oil And Gas Transactions At Two Industry Eve
DENVER, March 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Andrew Rubin, J.D., LL.M., senior associate in Burleson LLP's Denver office, will speak at two upcoming events on tax issues impacting transactions involving the sale of oil and gas interests. His first presentation, "When a Sale Is Not a Sale: Oil and Gas Divestitures," will be given on March 11 before the Tax Section of the Colorado Bar Association in ...
30, Mar 2015 - Denver, CO Saudi convict sues Colorado prosecutors, FBI for defamation
DENVER (AP) — A Saudi national who was denied a request to serve out the reminder of a Colorado prison sentence in his home country is suing prosecutors and FBI agents for defamation.
30, Mar 2015 - Longmont, CO Psychologist recalls evaluating woman who cut baby from mother in '87
A gruesome crime committed in a Denver suburb this week brought back chilling memories from a 1987 New Mexico homicide. Dynel Lane, 34, was arrested Wednesday in Longmont, Colorado. She’s accused of luring a 26-year-old pregnant mother with a Craigslist ad to her location and cut her stomach open to remove her fetus. The child died, but the mother survived. The story has caused deja vu for ...
30, Mar 2015 - Weld, CO Evans man involved in 2012 shooting sentenced to three years in prison
An Evans man involved in a shooting with police in 2012 was sentenced this week to three years in the Colorado Department of Corrections.
30, Mar 2015 - Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In Case Against EPA Mercury And Air Toxics Standards for US Coal Pl
The fish in southern Colorado’s reservoirs are abundant and delicious. But many of them are also laced with mercury, a toxic chemical that slows babies’ development and harms adults’ health when consumed in large amounts. At the McPhee Reservoir in Montezuma County, the smallmouth bass come with a mercury warning for fish eaters. So do the walleye in the Narraguinnep Reservoir in the same county.
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