COVID-19 Update: Municipal Court Now Open
The Firestone Municipal Court is now open. Those who have received a summons, are expected to appear in court on their scheduled date. If you are appearing in person for any Court proceeding, the following procedures will be strictly followed and enforced:
- The flow of people in and out of the building will be controlled by a Police Officer at the front door to the Firestone Municipal Court/Police Department building.
- No more than ten (10) people will be present in the building at any one time. Court staff and Police staff are not included in the ten (10) person limit.
- Face masks must be worn at all times an individual is in the building or waiting to enter the building. gloves are recommended as is plenty of hand sanitizer. You will be required to sanitize your hands/gloves before entering the courtroom.
- Social Distancing is required. Maintain a minimum of Six (6) feet between yourself and all other persons.
- We will make every effort to serve everyone on a first-come, first-served basis. Please let the officer at the door know you are an appearing defendant when you arrive at the building.
- Please leave all bags and/or personal belongings in your car or at home except a means to pay with and ID.
- If you have an attorney, the attorney may accompany you. The attorney will count towards the ten (10) person limit.
- If you are a juvenile, one (1) parent or guardian may come with you.
- The Town Prosecutor will meet with you to discuss your case at a safe distance.
- Every step will be taken to safeguard you and others in the building from possible exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
- If you have any concerns or questions, please contact the court staff at 303-833-0811 ext.3812 immediately.
If you have a fever, flu-like symptoms, have been tested as positive for COVID-19, have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus or have medical conditions that place you in a “High Risk” category relative to COVID-19; DO NOT come into Court. Call the court staff at 303-833-0811 ext.3812 for assistance to resolve your case without requiring you to appear in person.
The Firestone Municipal Court serves as the Judiciary branch of the Firestone Town Government. Municipal Court is a lower court which tries criminal Misdemeanors, Petty Offenses, Town Ordinance violations and traffic violations. In most cases, a Plea is entered when a Defendant makes a first appearance for Arraignment.
- Monthly on the third Friday,
- 8:30 a.m. Traffic
- 9:00 a.m. Reviews
- 10:00 a.m. Interpretations
- 1:00 p.m. Criminal Violations/Code Violations
- 2:00 p.m. Scheduled Trials
Presiding Judge: Judge Paul Basso
Town Prosecutor: Andy Ausmus, 303-694-4248
Advisement to Defendant Concerning Sealing or Expunging Your Records
Adults: Colorado Revised Statute section 24-72-708 et seq. provides that you may be entitled to have your case or conviction sealed.
Juveniles: Colorado Revised statute section 19-1-306 provides that you may be entitled to have your case or conviction expunged.
Certain limitations and time limits apply. For more information and forms visit www.courts.state.co.us or consult with an attorney.
Sealing or Expunging Records
- 30A Advisement for Defendants Regarding Sealing of Your Records
- JDF 477 Advisement for Defendants Regarding Sealing of Your Records and Expungement for Juveniles
Advisement Rights Forms
Before Your Arrive for Court, Check Your Ticket
You may have received a ticket from one of the three Police Departments in the Carbon Valley area - Firestone, Frederick or Dacono. But before you pay that ticket, or arrive for your scheduled court date, check to make sure you arrive at the right Municipality. The tickets issued have a similar appearance, but please look closely to see a the differences that will clarify any questions.