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Posted on: March 27, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Court sessions suspended until May 1

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The City of Brighton’s Municipal Court will be closed to the public until the week of April 13 as a response to the national, state and local efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). This date is subject to change.

Any cases or hearings that were scheduled between March 24 and April 30 will be rescheduled to a later date when the court reopens to the public and the court will remain open for processing cases by phone, mail, email or other electronic means.

Some of the answers to the questions we get frequently asked include:

  1. I have a traffic ticket that requires an appearance, do I still have to go to court?
    At this time the court is offering a plea to most traffic cases, including cases resulting in an accident if the parties were insured. Please call the court at 303- 655-2064 to discuss your options.

  2. I’m on a bond, how do I continue my case?
    If you posted bond in your case, you may still receive a continuance. Please call the court to schedule the new court date.

  3. I have outstanding court fees, do I still need to pay?
    The obligations of your court sentence are still in effect. Payments are accepted by mail, online at citepayusa.com or at the drop box. If you need additional assistance, please call the court.

  4. My child was to complete a class and community service, what do we do now?
    The court has authorized all classes to be completed online and alternatives are being offered in lieu of community service. Please call the probation officer at 303-655-2320 to discuss your options.

  5. What if I don’t want to plead guilty, I want a trial?
    At this time the court is unable to set any matter for trial, however your right to a trial has not been waived. Once court resumes, you may discuss your case with the City Prosecutor and proceed to a trial setting if you so choose.

  6. I have a pending criminal case; will I get a warrant for not appearing?
    Any pending criminal case will be reviewed by the City Prosecutor to see if a plea by mail can be offered. All other cases will be reset to a future date. The court asks that you verify your mailing or email address to receive correspondence.

  7. I have been ill or required to self-quarantine and therefore unable to comply with my sentence, what should I do?
    The court requests that you email a letter and doctor’s note to municourt@brightonco.gov and you will be granted a continuance.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact the Municipal Court at 303-655-2064 or municourt@brightonco.gov.

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