If there is an early payment discount option on your traffic summons, you may mail the plea amount to the court or bring it to the court office during office hours. Payment must be received or postmarked no later than 20 days from the summons date. If you fail to pay within 20 days, you must appear in court on the date and time listed on your summons. If you mail the payment, you must return your pink copy signed and dated. By signing and dating the summons, you are entering a guilty plea, accepting the points noted on your summons, and waiving the rights listed on the back of your summons. If you choose to pay in person, you must bring your copy of the summons to the court office.
An appearance in court is mandatory if you are not given an early payment plan on your summons. Cases are called on a first-come, first-serve basis. The court begins check-in at approximately 8:30 a.m.
Your appearance is mandatory if your summons includes a No Proof of Insurance violation. Your insurance company must provide proof of insurance before your court appearance. This may be mailed to the address on the back of your summons or faxed to 303-531-6271. Proof of insurance must include confirmation that the vehicle and driver were covered for the date and time the violation was received. Note: Your insurance company must provide proof of insurance. Proof from any other source will not be accepted. This will delay the final disposition of your case, and a new court date will be scheduled.
If you fail to appear in court, a warrant for your arrest and/or default against your license will be reported to DMV, and you may be sent to collections.
Cash, checks, money orders, and credit cards are accepted types of payments.
An arraignment is your first appearance in court after you have been issued a summons. All general summons have a mandatory court appearance. The date and time of your arraignment are written on the front of your summons when it is issued. You will be allowed to speak with the prosecuting attorney at your arraignment if you so desire.
The judge will ask for a plea at your arraignment. If you enter a plea of guilty or no contest, sentencing will most likely be completed at this time. If you plead not guilty, your case will be reset to a future court date for a pre-trial conference or a trial.
Tickets are to be paid 20 days after the summons is issued. They can either be mailed or paid in person. If you choose to protest the ticket, you must call 303-833-0811 or come in person to set a pre-trial conference to speak with the prosecuting attorney concerning your summons.