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Fort Collins Municipal Court

Charged with a Fort Collins City violation that requires you to go to Municipal Court? Read more about your charges and why you need a lawyer on your side.
In Fort Collins, if you get a traffic violation, misdemeanor ticket, or civil infraction summons, your case will be handled in Municipal Court. The Fort Collins Police, Colorado State University Police, Animal Control, and other city departments can issue a ticket or summons, which may require you to appear in Fort Collins Municipal Court. Many feel Municipal Court is not as serious as County Court. However, that is not the case. Misdemeanor tickets are issued for criminal offenses. For Municipal misdemeanor cases, the City of Fort Collins can sentence you to a maximum fine of $1,000, 6 months in jail, or both. Having an experienced attorney on your side can help keep you out of jail and protect your future.

While it may seem easier to plead to a misdemeanor violation, remember, the offense will stay on your record.

Common Municipal Court Crimes

Here are some of the common offenses people in Fort Collins get ticketed for. Click on each offense to learn more about the city code and its corresponding violation.

II. Offenses Against the Person

  • Sec. 17-21 Assault

III. Offenses Against Property

  • Sec. 17-36 Theft
  • Sec. 17-39 Criminal Mischief
  • Sec. 17-40 Trespass | Trespassing
  • Sec. 17-41 Littering
  • Sec. 17-45 Damage to Public Property

IV. Offenses Against Public Authority

  • Sec. 17-63 Interference with Public Officer | Police Officer
  • Sec. 17-64 Resisting Arrest

VI. Offenses Against Public Safety

  • Sec. 17-101 Discharging of Weapons

VII. Offenses Against Public Peace

  • Sec. 17-121 Disturbing the Peace
  • Sec. 17-124 Disorderly Conduct
  • Sec. 17-126 Harassment

VIII. Offenses Against Decency

  • Sec. 17-141 Carrying or Drinking Liquor in Certain Places
  • Sec. 17-142 Public Indecency

X. Offenses Involving Marijuana

  • Sec. 17-191 Consumption and Possession of Marijuana

Why You Need a Lawyer for Your Municipal Charges

Many times, the Fort Collins City Attorney will offer a deal where you plead guilty to your ticketed offense and pay a fine. While it may seem easier to plead to a misdemeanor violation, remember, the offense will stay on your record. It’s important to hire a knowledgeable lawyer who can fight to get your charges dismissed or an acquittal at trial. You can be set free from these charges.

 If you or a loved one has been ticket for a Municipal Code Violation, be smart, exercise your
right to remain silent, and contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at the
O’Malley Law Office for a free consultation at 970-658-0007.
Together, we can protect your future.

Charged with one of the Fort Collins Municipal Court Offenses Against Decency? Read more about your charges and why you need an attorney on your side.

Offenses Against Decency

Article VIII. Offenses Against Decency There are three offenses listed under the Offenses Against Decency in the Fort Collins Municipal Code. Below are the two most commonly charged offenses in Fort Collins, Colorado.  Sec. 17-141 Carrying or Drinking Liquor in Certain Places A Municipal Court Carrying or Drinking Liquor in Certain Places ticket is issued when a person carries an …

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What are the commonly ticketed Offenses Against Property violations in Ft. Collins? Read more about these charges and why you need a lawyer for your case.

Offenses Against Property

Article III. Offenses Against Property There are ten Offenses Against Property violations you can be ticketed for in Fort Collins. Here are the most common. Sec. 17-36 Theft A Municipal Court Theft summons is issued when a person takes something of value (worth $1,000 or less) from another person without the owner’s permission, and with the intent …

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Have you been charged with Offenses Against Public Authority in Fort Collins Municipal Court? Why you need a lawyer to protect you and your future.

Offenses Against Public Authority

Article IV. Offenses Against Public Authority Here are the most commonly ticketed offenses Under Chapter 17 Article IV of Fort Collins Municipal Code. Sec. 17-63 Interference with Public Officers Municipal Court Interference with Public Officers tickets are issued when a person impedes, impairs, or hinders any police officer, firefighter, or any other city employee acting …

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Charged with one of the Fort Collins Municipal Court Offenses Against Public Peace? Read more about your charges and why you need a lawyer on your side.

Offenses Against Public Peace

Article VII. Offenses Against Public Peace There are quite a few Offenses Against Public Peace in the Fort Collins Municipal Code. Below are the three most commonly charged offenses in Fort Collins, Colorado. Sec. 17-121 Disturbing the Peace A Fort Collins Municipal Disturbing the Peace ticket is issued when a person disrupts, tries to disrupt, or …

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What are the commonly ticketed Offenses Against Public Safety violations in Ft. Collins? Read more about these charges and why you need a lawyer.

Offenses Against Public Safety

Article VI. Offenses Against Public Safety Sec. 17-101 Discharging of Weapons Municipal Court Discharging of Weapons is one of the commonly charged Offenses Against Public Safety. It is charged by ticket or summons when a person shoots any firearm or weapon without a proper permit. Specific weapons included in the article are: gun, pistol, crossbow, …

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What are the commonly ticketed Offenses Against the Person violations in Ft. Collins? Read more about these charges and why you need a lawyer for your case.

Offenses Against the Person

Fort Collins Municipal Code has only one offense under Article II: Offenses Against the Person. That offense is Assault. Article II. Offenses Against the Person Sec. 17-21 Assault A person receives a ticket for Municipal Assault is charged when they are accused of causing bodily injury to another person. This can also be charged when a person …

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Charged with one of the Fort Collins Municipal Court Offenses Involving Marijuana? Read more about your charges and why you need an attorney on your side.

Offenses Involving Marijuana

Article X. Offenses Involving Marijuana Offenses Involving Marijuana is a very commonly charged offense in the Fort Collins Municipal Court. Sec. 17-191 Consumption and Possession of Marijuana Even though the use of recreational marijuana is now legal in Colorado, Fort Collins still has certain restrictions by which a person must abide. A Consumption and Possession …

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