Criminal Tickets

The Municipal Court is a court of record that hears misdemeanor  offenses of alleged city ordinance violations. A criminal ticket is a legal notice to the violator that they have been accused of violating a criminal law. Violators are required to sign criminal tickets at the time they are issued. Signing a ticket acknowledges receipt and the duty to appear in court and does not serve as an admission of guilt or agreement with the charge. 

 

Continuances

 

Continuances must be requested in person, at the Violations Bureau counter, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., before the scheduled court date.

 

If the defendant is under 18 years of age, they will need to appear with a parent or legal guardian. The parent of a juvenile may continue the case without the juvenile’s presence when identification is provided. 

 

Attorneys requesting a continuance must file the appropriate motions with the court. 

 

Arraignments

 

An arraignment may be continued one time for up to two weeks. Additional continuances, or continuances longer than two weeks, must be approved by a judge.

 

Trials

  

A waiver of the right to a speedy trial and an appearance before a judge may be required to continue a trial. 

 Criminal Court Room

Contact Information:

Municipal Court
445 South Allison Parkway
Lakewood, CO 80226
Direct: 303-987-7400

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