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Your Rights
Your Rights as a Defendant in Glendale Municipal Court
You have the right to:
  • Remain silent and not talk about your case. If you give up this right, anything you say could be used against you in Court.
  • Have a lawyer. If you cannot afford to hire a lawyer and qualify financially, then the Court will appoint a lawyer to represent you for free if you are at risk of receiving a jail sentence.
  • A reasonable continuance to get counsel or for other good cause.
  • Have a reasonable bail set to guarantee your appearance at future Court dates if you are in custody on this case.
  • Be given an explanation of the charges against you and the maximum penalty that may be imposed.
  • Plead guilty or not guilty to the offense(s) charged and be advised of the legal effect of each.
  • Trial by the Court of a jury if granted by statute or ordinance. To obtain a jury trial, you must request the jury in writing and pay a fee of $25 within 21 days of the date you enter your not-guilty plea.
  • Be presumed innocent until every element of the offense is proved beyond a reasonable doubt by the City Attorney.
  • At a trial, cross examine the witnesses who testify against you, present evidence on your own behalf, and subpoena witnesses to come to Court to testify for you.
  • Testify or not at trial on your own behalf. If you don’t, it cannot be held against you.
  • If found guilty at trial, to appeal to the Arapahoe County District Court.

Mary Kay Bateman
City of Glendale Municipal Court
Court Administrator / Court Clerk

950 S. Birch St.
Glendale, CO 80246

Ph: 303-639-4610
Fx: 303-639-4607

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

Closed on city holidays