Keenesburg Municipal Court
140 South Main Street, Keenesburg, CO 80643
(Phone) 303-732-4281 (Fax) 303-732-0599
Business Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday-Friday, except holidays
The Municipal Court has jurisdiction over violations within the town limits of Keenesburg for traffic cases, code enforcement, animal control, and other misdemeanor criminal matters. Other, more serious criminal matters are directed to Weld County Court.
Presiding Judge: Michelle R. Kline
Prosecution: Ausmus Law
Court Clerk: Christina Fernandez
APPEARING IN COURT
The Keenesburg Municipal Court is a very traditional and polite place. When appearing in Court you should act, dress and speak in a way that helps your case. Here are some tips:
- When you come to court, dress as professionally as possible. This means clothes that are neat and clean and without holes. You should be clean and neatly groomed. Tank tops, shorts, and flip-flop footwear are not acceptable. Hats are not to be worn in the courtroom.
- How you act is as important as how you look. You must be respectful to everyone within the courtroom. This includes the Judge, Court Staff, witnesses and people in the building.
- The Court has a very busy schedule, so you must be on time for the Judge. If you are late, your case may be postponed. Make sure you are prepared with all the court documents you need.
- The Judge cannot speak to you about your case except when your case is being heard. The Court Staff will help you in any way they can with information about when your hearing is scheduled or about your fine. However, the Court Staff cannot provide you legal advice or recommendations on what you should do.
- If you represent yourself in Court, you may want to get legal advice from a lawyer ahead of time to make sure you are doing the right thing.
- Please be prepared to make payment of fines and costs. The Court accepts cash, money order, check or card for payment of fines and costs. If you cannot pay in full, you may set up a payment plan for an additional $20.00 fee. An additional fee of $25.00 will be charged for all returned checks.
- Also, please be advised that you cannot smoke, chew tobacco products, eat, or drink in the courtroom. Cell phones must be placed on silent and kept quiet at all times.
- Weapons of any kind are prohibited at Town Hall or Court.
Subpoenas & Warrants:
A subpoena is a court order that requires a person to appear in court to give testimony or present documents and related articles to be produced as evidence at a hearing. If you have received a subpoena, follow the instructions; failure to appear on a subpoena is considered contempt of court and a warrant may be issued for your arrest.
Warrants: If you fail to appear on your court date or comply with the court's orders, the municipal court judge can issue a warrant for your arrest.
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