Restricted Public Access
- ONLY PEOPLE WITH MANDATORY COURT APPEARANCES WILL BE ALLOWED INTO THE COURT. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A MANDATORY COURT DATE, YOU MUST CALL THE COURT TO DETERMINE THE STATUS OF YOUR CASE (719) 562-3810.
- ONLY NECESSARY WITNESSES AND DEFENDANTS, AND IF APPLICABLE, ONE PARENT AND/OR LEGAL GUARDIAN OF THE DEFENDANT, DEFENDANT’S CAREGIVER, AND/OR DEFENDANT’S LAWYER WILL BE ALLOWED INTO THE COURT.
- EVERYONE ENTERING THE COURT IS SUBJECT TO TEMPERATURE CHECKS. ANYONE WITH A FEVER OF 100.4 OR WHO IS EXPERIENCING, OR APPEARS TO BE EXPERIENCING A FEVER, COUGH, SHORTNESS OF BREATH OR OTHER RESPIRATORY ILLNESS SYMPTOMS, WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO ENTER.
- EVERYONE ENTERING THE COURT MUST WEAR A FACE MASK.
- EVERYONE MUST MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCE OF AT LEAST SIX (6) FEET FROM ANYONE WHO IS NOT A MEMBER OF THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILY.
- ANYONE REFUSING TO COMPLY WILL BE REQUIRED TO LEAVE THE BUILDING AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO CONTEMPT OF COURT
ORDER REGARDING RESTRICTED PUBLIC ACCESS
EFFECTIVE: APRIL 27, 2020
ORDER REGARDING COURT’S CONTINUED RESPONSE TO COVID-19 AND RESTRICTED PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE PUEBLO MUNICIPAL COURT BUILDING FROM APRIL 27, 2020 THROUGH MAY 29, 2020
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:
The City of Pueblo Mayor Nicholas Gradisar, Governor of the State of Colorado, and President of the United States have all declared a State of Emergency. In response to the State of Emergency, the Pueblo Municipal Court closed to the public on March 16, 2020. On April 27, 2020, the Court will reopen to the public with limited access and strict restrictions on access. In order to protect the health and safety of the public and its staff, the Court Orders as follows:
- The number of people allowed into the courthouse at one time will be limited to avoid more than ten (10) people in any given area within the courthouse. No more than ten (10) people will be allowed into the courtroom at one time.
- Everyone entering the Court will be required to wear a face mask and be subject to temperature checks. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or greater, will not be allowed entry.
- Anyone seeking entry to the courthouse who is experiencing, or appears to be experiencing a fever, cough, shortness of breath or other respiratory illness symptoms, will not be permitted to enter. Anyone who is not permitted entry will either be given a new court date for a date after May 29, 2020, will be directed to contact the Court by phone to obtain a new court date, or will be directed to contact their attorney or probation officer for further information.
- Everyone must maintain social distance of at least six (6) feet from anyone who is not a member of their immediate family.
- Everyone must follow direction from Municipal Court Staff regarding these restrictions. Anyone refusing to comply will be required to leave the building and may be subject to contempt of court.
The Court may continue some trials to limit the number of people in the courtroom on any given docket; however, you should appear for your trial unless you receive notice your trial has been continued. No jury trials will be held during this time. If you are unsure about the status of your case or have any questions, you should call the Court at (719) 562-3810.
Only the defendant and if applicable, one parent/legal guardian of defendant, defendant’s caregiver, attorneys, and necessary witnesses will be allowed entry to the courthouse for trial. No spectators or supporters will be allowed in the courthouse.
ALL JUVENILE ARRAIGNMENTS
All juvenile arraignments will be held as scheduled. Only the defendant, one parent or legal guardian, and defendant’s attorney will be allowed in the courthouse.
ADULT MANDATORY ARRAIGNMENTS
Mandatory arraignments will be held as scheduled. Only the defendant and if applicable, defendant’s caregiver and/or defendant’s attorney will be allowed in the courthouse.
ADULT NON-MANDATORY ARRAIGNMENTS (i.e. traffic infractions, parking tickets, code enforcement)
All non-mandatory arraignments are continued as follows:
|Current Arraignment Date||New Arraignment Date|
|April 28, 2020||June 16, 2020|
|May 5, 2020||June 23, 2020|
|May 8, 2020||June 30, 2020|
|May 12, 2020||July 7, 2020|
|May 19, 2020||July 14, 2020|
|May 26, 2020||July 21, 2020|
Anyone with a non-mandatory arraignment may resolve their case by mail, on-line, or by telephone.
- To resolve your case by mail, sign your ticket, enclose payment made payable to the Pueblo Municipal Court, and mail to 200 S. Main Street, Pueblo, CO 81003. You may also drop off your signed ticket and payment in the drop box located outside the courthouse at 200 S. Main Street.
- To resolve your case on-line, go to https://www.pueblo.us/2572. To resolve your case on-line, you must desire to enter a plea of “guilty” or “no contest” and pay your fine in full.
- If you want to inquire about a deferred sentence or plead “not guilty” and set your case for trial, please call the Court and a clerk will be able to help you. You may contact the Court at (719) 562-3810.
- You may appear and resolve your case at the front counter anytime between June 1, 2020 and your new court date. You will experience longer lines on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
All review hearings currently scheduled for Fridays, May 1, 2020, May 15, 2020, and May 29, 2020 may be vacated and rescheduled to limit the number of people in the Court. Municipal Court will be contacting defendants by phone and/or mailing new court dates to the defendant’s address on file with the Court. If you do not receive notice of your new hearing date in the mail, you should appear on your originally scheduled hearing date. Please call the Court at (719) 562-3810 to confirm your date.
All pre-trial conferences scheduled between April 27, 2020 and May 29, 2020 will be held as scheduled unless otherwise continued by the prosecuting attorney. You may contact the prosecuting attorney directly to discuss your case on Tuesdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at (719) 553-2427.
If you are on probation, scheduled appointments will be conducted by telephone at your scheduled time. If you have any questions, please contact juvenile probation at (719) 562-3805 and adult probation at (719) 562-3815.
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAMS
All Community Service Programs are suspended until May 29, 2020.
All warrants may be cleared by calling the Court at (719) 562-3810 and getting a new court date.
Payments can be made on-line at https://www.pueblo.us/687/Online-Payments, over the phone by calling the Court at (719) 562-3810, by U.S. Mail, or by dropping off in the drop box located in front of Municipal Court 200 S. Main Street. Payment plans may be extended by calling the court at (719) 562-3810.
Dated and ordered this 22nd day of April 2020. BY THE COURT:
Carla L. Sikes,
Presiding Judge Pueblo Municipal Court