Durango District Court in Durango, Colorado

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Durango District Court Details

Address and Phone Number for Durango District Court, a Court, at East 2nd Avenue, Durango CO.

Durango District Court
1060 East 2nd Avenue
Durango, Colorado, 81301

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About the Durango District Court

The Durango District Court, located in Durango, Colorado is a government institution where legal disputes are resolved in accordance with the law. In Durango Criminal Courts, the government brings a case against a defendant who is accused of breaking the law. In Durango Civil Courts, the Court settles disputes between citizens that they are unable to resolve on their own.

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Durango Court Records

The Durango District Court maintains records on a wide variety of public court records that are available upon request at the La Plata County Courthouse. Interested parties may contact the La Plata County Court and request copies of records which may include case documents, court decisions, court records, court dockets and calendars, criminal records and background checks.

About the United States Court System

The Court system in the United States is made up of a Federal Court system and fifty state Court systems. In each system, there are two general types of Courts: Trial Courts and Appellate Courts.

Durango Trial Court

Trial Courts in Durango, CO hear cases for the first time. In a Trial Court, both sides of the dispute present evidence to support their version of events, and a jury is usually called on to decide the case. One judge presides over the case in a Trial Court.

Limited Jurisdiction Court

La Plata County Courts of limited jurisdiction may be limited to hearing only cases involving misdemeanors, small claims, or traffic and other minor violations in Colorado. Courts of limited jurisdiction may also only hear cases on specific subject matter, such as La Plata County Probate Courts and La Plata County Family Courts.

Durango Appellate Court

Durango Appellate Courts hear appeals of decisions reached at Trial Courts in La Plata County. No new evidence is presented in Appellate Court. A judge or panel of judges decides the appeal rather than a jury.

Federal Courts in Colorado

In the Federal Court system, District Courts serve as the Trial Courts. In the state Court systems, Trial Courts are further grouped into Courts of general jurisdiction and Courts of limited jurisdiction. Courts of general jurisdiction are Courts that can hear cases of any kind, including felonies. The names for Courts of general jurisdiction vary but are referred to as Superior Courts or District Courts and may be organized to hear cases within certain geographic areas, such as La Plata County.

The Appellate Courts in the Federal Court system consist of twelve Circuit Courts that are organized regionally and the U.S. Supreme Court, which is the highest Court in the country. Appellate Courts at the Colorado state level mirror the Federal structure, with one or more Appellate Courts and a Colorado Supreme Court.

Contact the Durango District Court

You may contact the Durango Courthouse by calling the Durango District Court non-emergency number 970-247-2304, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Durango District Court, 1060 East 2nd Avenue, Durango, Colorado, 81301.