Today Pueblo County reported its first confirmed case of Corona Virus. All resources indicate the best way to mitigate the spread of the virus is to limit large gatherings in public places. Therefore, in the interest of public health and safety, Municipal Court is taking immediate action to limit public interaction in large numbers. Municipal Court will remain open on a restricted public access basis. Only those with mandatory court appearances should appear as set forth below:
- All trials remain as scheduled.
- All juvenile arraignments (first appearances) remain as scheduled.
- All mandatory adult arraignments (first appearances) remain as scheduled.
- All pre-trial conferences with the prosecuting attorney remain as scheduled.
- Anyone receiving a juror summons must appear as required.
- All non-mandatory arraignments (first appearances) scheduled within the next 30 days are continued for 42 days as follows:
- 03/17 /20 arraignments continued to 04/28/20
- 03/24/20 arraignments continued to 05/05/20
- 03/31/20 arraignments continued to 05/12/20
- 04/07 /20 arraignments continued to 05/19/20
- 04/14/20 arraignments continued to 05/26/20
- If you do not know if your arraignment is mandatory, please call the Court at (719) 562-3810.
- All review hearings scheduled within the next 30 days are continued for 42 days. Municipal Court will be mailing new hearing slips to the defendant’s last known address. If you do not receive notice of your new hearing date in the mail, please call the Court at (719) 562-3810.
- All Community Service Programs are suspended for 30 days beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
- Anyone personally affected by COVID-19 may call the Court at (719) 562-3810 to request a continuance of their court case.
Anyone with a non-mandatory arraignment date, may resolve their case by mail or on-line. To resolve your case by mail, call the Court at (719) 562-3810 and request plea paperwork. To resolve your case on-line, go to https://www.pueblo.us/687/Online-Payments. To resolve your case by mail or on-line, you must desire to enter a plea of "guilty" or "no contest" and pay your fine in full. Anyone desiring to plead "not guilty" or to enter into a payment agreement should appear on their new arraignment date as set forth above. Anyone with a non mandatory arraignment date, may come into Municipal Court at any time between the date the Court reopens full public access and their new arraignment date to resolve their case in person at the front counter. The public is encouraged to resolve their cases at their earliest possible convenience by phone, online, or in person to avoid long lines and wait times on their new arrangement dates.
Carla L. Sikes
Presiding Judge Pueblo Municipal Court