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Your Rights
Defendants
As a defendant in this court, you have the following rights:
  • The right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
  • The right to have bail set if you are in custody.
  • The right to plead not guilty and have your case set for a trial to the court, which is a trial to a judge or to a jury if allowed by law.
  • The right to testify or not testify on your own behalf. If you choose to remain silent, the fact that you do so cannot and will not be used against you.
  • The right to be represented by an attorney of your own choosing, at your own expense.
  • The right to request and receive a continuance or postponement to consult with an attorney, prior to entering a plea in your case.
  • The right to confront and cross-examine or question any witness who testifies against you.
  • The right to present evidence or a defense. You have no obligation to do so as your are presumed innocent of the charges until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
  • The right to call witnesses on your behalf. If your witnesses will not appear voluntarily, you have the right - prior to the date of your trial - to request and receive subpoenas without cost (subpoenas are court orders used to compel the attendance of any witnesses you want present at the time of your trial).
    The right to be advised of and understand the elements of the charge or charges filed against you.
  • You have the right to appeal any conviction from this court to the Adams County District Court.
Lynn DeJiacomo
Municipal Court Supervisor
Email

7887 E. 60th Ave.
Commerce City, CO  80022

Ph: 303-289-3640
Fx: 303-289-3704

Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.