​Court Documents


MOTION TO CONTINUE

If you choose not to pay your ticket prior to court, you are to appear in Court on the date given. However, if for an appropriate reason you cannot appear, the Court may allow one continuance for your arraignment. The Court is unable to continue cases by phone.  To have your court date changed, you need to appear in person at the Court Specialists window to make your request. Continuances for trial or hearing dates require a personal appearance before the judge. This request should be made prior to your trial or hearing date and can be done any Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday morning when Court is in session. Under normal conditions the court has placed witnesses under subpoena approximately four weeks in advance of any trial or hearing.

If you are contacting the Court to request a continuance in your matter, you may access the form on the right hand side to complete and submit prior to your next court date either in person or via email at TMCcontact@ThorntonCO.gov.


COPIES OF COURT DOCUMENTS—RELEASE OF RECORDS

In accordance with C.R.S. 24-72-302 et seq. All records of non-traffic criminal offenses in the custody of the Municipal Court are considered to be open to inspection by any person with the following exceptions:

  • Juvenile Records
  • Presentence Investigations
  • Medical/Psychological and Financial Records
  • Division of Motor Vehicle Driving Reports
  • NCIC or CCIC Criminal Histories
  • Names of Victims of Sexual Crimes
  • Address/Telephone Numbers of Victims
  • Correspondence to Court concerning Defendants
  • Police Reports that may be investigator or intelligence related
  • School Principal/Designee
  • Military Recruiters
  • Seal, Expunged Record
  • Jury Questionnaires

C.R.S. 24-72-305.5 prohibits the use of criminal justice records for the purpose of soliciting business for pecuniary gain.

The defendant, defendant's attorney, or any person of interest in the case may obtain discovery at any time while the case is in the court's possession. In some cases, as mentioned above, exceptions do occur. If a question arises regarding these exceptions, the Prosecuting Attorney may review the case and authorize the release of information. There is a charge for copies of records that is equal to the amount stated on the City Clerk's Fee Schedule.