PUEBLO — The Pueblo Mayor's Office announced Wednesday that Judge Carla Sikes has issued the closure of the Pueblo Municipal Court building effective immediately due to the safety threat posed by the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Pueblo.
Currently, the plan is to have the Court reopen on Jan. 4, 2021.
The order does the following:
- The Pueblo Municipal Court building will be closed effective immediately and will reopen to the public on January 4, 2021.
- All trials between November 20, 2020 and December 31, 2020 are vacated and will be rescheduled on or after January 4, 2021. A new trial date will be mailed to the defendant and/or attorney of record.
- Speed trial will be tolled on all cases effective immediately and will recommence on January 4, 2021.
- Restitution will be reserved in all cases for 35 days.
- All adult arraignments and non-mandatory arraignments dates (first appearances) for all charges are continued to the time set by the court order.
- All Juvenile arraignments dates (first appearances) are continued to the time set in the court order.
- Anyone with a non-mandatory arraignment date may resolve their case by phone or online.
- Anyone with a non-mandatory arraignment date may come into Municipal Court at any time after the Court reopens and their arraignment date to resolve their case at the front counter.
- Pre-trail conferences scheduled between November 20, 2020 and December 31, 2020 are vacated and will be rescheduled.
- All review hearings schedule between November 20, 2020 and December 31, 2020 are vacated and will be rescheduled.
- All scheduled probation meetings and/or appointments will be conducted by telephone or Zoom as scheduled.
- All Community Service Programs are suspended until December 31, 2020.
- Payment plans may be extended by calling the Court.
If you have any questions, you can call the Court at 719-562-3810 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The Court is closed over the lunch hour from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.