Criminal Defense in Denver County
The Denver Department of Safety oversees the Denver Police Department and the Denver Sheriff Department.
The Denver County Court is an integrated Colorado County Court and Municipal Court and is managed by Denver instead of the state of Colorado.
Misdemeanor cases are prosecuted in District Court from beginning to end.
For felony cases, the preliminary hearing takes place in county court where the judge decides whether there is sufficient evidence to prove the defendant more likely than not committed the crime.
If so, the felony case is “bound over” to Denver District Court. If one case including both a felony charge and a misdemeanor charge, then both are tried together in the District Court.
Criminal Defense Attorney in Denver County
If you are charged with a felony or misdemeanor in Denver County, CO, then contact an experienced attorney at Law Office of Matthew A. Martin, P.C..
Attorney Matthew Martin is familiar with the tactics used by law enforcement officers with the Denver Police Department and the Denver Sheriff Department.
He can determine whether the law enforcement officers violated their standard operating procedures or made other mistakes that might influence how the case is resolved.
Call (303) 725-0017.
County Court in Denver
In Denver, the County Courtrooms are located in the the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse, 520 W. Colfax Aveue, and the City Jail (Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center), 490 W. Colfax Avenue.
In Denver County Court, a case might be prosecuted by the District Attorney’s Office or the City Attorney’s Office. The case numbers for cases prosecuted by the District Attorney’s Office start with the year and then the letters “CR,” “M,” or “JD.”
The case numbers for cases prosecuted by the City Attorney’s Office start with the year and then the letters “GV,” “GS,” or “D” or the notice says “General Sessions Summons and Complaint.”
District Court in Denver
In Colorado, felony cases are tried in District Court. The felony case might begin with a preliminary hearing in County Court before being bound over to District Court. For the most serious cases, the felony charges are filed directly in District Court or after are triggered by a grand jury indictment.
The courtrooms for District Court in Denver, CO, are located in the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse, 520 W. Colfax Avenue.
The Courthouse and City Jail (Downtown Detention Center) are located across the street from each other.
Denver County and District Courts – Visit the website of the Denver District Attorney, Beth McCann, to find out more about how misdemeanor and felony criminal cases are prosecuted.