Colorado COVID-19 Criminal Court Updates

Updated June 19, 2020

Colorado Criminal Court COVID-19 Status:

Jury trials are suspended through August 3, 2020. With an exemption from the Colorado Supreme Court, a county may conduct a jury trial before that time. Jury trials will resume on a limited basis in El Paso County starting July 6, 2020. Per the Supreme Court, if you have a jury summons and “have a vulnerability for COVID-19, have been diagnosed with COVID-19, or have been in direct contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 within 14 days of your scheduled jury service,” you are to contact the jury commissioner to reschedule.

Colorado courts are operating on a limited basis. Some cases are heard in person, while others are being conducted remotely through Webex or Microsoft Teams audio-video conferencing. In addition, the Colorado Supreme Court has outlined steps the judiciary is taking to coordinate the justice system in this pandemic.

Colorado County and District Court updates:

Colorado Supreme Court 11th Judicial District (Chaffee, Custer, Fremont and Park counties)
Colorado Court of Appeals 12th Judicial District (Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache counties)
1st Judicial District (Gilpin and Jefferson counties) 13th Judicial District (Kit Carson, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington and Yuma counties)
2nd Judicial District (Denver County, including Denver Probate and Denver Juvenile Court) 14th Judicial District (Grand, Moffat and Routt counties)
3rd Judicial District (Huerfano and Las Animas counties) 15th Judicial District (Baca, Cheyenne, Kiowa and Prowers counties)
4th Judicial District (El Paso and Teller counties) 16th Judicial District (Bent, Crowley and Otero counties)
5th Judicial District (Clear Creek, Eagle, Lake and Summit counties) 17th Judicial District (Adams and Broomfield counties)
6th Judicial District (Archuleta, La Plata and San Juan counties) 18th Judicial District (Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties)
7th Judicial District (Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel counties) 19th Judicial District (Weld County)
8th Judicial District (Jackson and Larimer counties) 20th Judicial District (Boulder County)
9th Judicial District (Garfield, Pitkin and Rio Blanco counties) 21st Judicial District (Mesa County)
10th Judicial District (Pueblo County) 22nd Judicial District (Dolores and Montezuma counties)