In Colorado, many municipal courts maintain jurisdiction over charges that would otherwise be filed in state court. Crimes of domestic violence, theft, vehicle theft, resisting arrest, and menacing can be prosecuted at the municipal level.
Although these charges aren’t classified as felonies or misdemeanors, each municipal charge carries with it a possible sentence of up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $2,650. In addition, many normal rules don’t apply to municipal courts. As a result, municipal courts are a dangerous place where significant amount of jail time is a real possibility.
Don’t let the type of court fool you, the consequences of municipal convictions can be devastating. It is critical for you to have an attorney who is experienced in municipal courts to help you navigate these treacherous waters.
- Municipal crimes include:
- Injury to Property
- Criminal Tampering
- Resisting Arrest
- Failure to Obey a Lawful Order
- Motor Vehicle Theft and Trespass
- Harmful Painful Contact
- Abusive Language or Threats
- Obstructing a Police Officer
- Reckless Endangerment
If you are facing municipal criminal charges and are looking for an experienced and relentless criminal defense attorney, call Krizman Law today at 303-529-2677.
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