District Attorney vs City Attorney

Both the Denver District Attorney and the Denver City Attorney prosecute criminal offenses in Denver County Court.

The Denver District Attorney’s office prosecutes petty offenses, misdemeanors and felonies defined by state criminal law occurring within the City and County of Denver.

Crimes Prosecuted by the City Attorney

The City Attorney prosecutes violations of city municipal ordinances (city laws) and regulatory codes created by the City of Denver.

Municipal ordinances are city laws passed by City Council (Denver Revised Municipal Code) and include such offenses as defacing property, petty theft, shoplifting, resistance, interference of a peace officer, curfew violations, assault, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, trespass, open container violations, violating park curfews, and non-alcohol traffic violations.

Case Number Tip

One way to determine which office is handling a particular case is to look at the case number.

District Attorney’s Office: Case numbers start with a year, then letters “CR,” “M,” or “JD,” then a number, as in 16CR01234, 17M1234, or 15JD7891.

City Attorney’s Office: Case numbers start with a year, then letters “GV,” “GS,” or “D,” then a number, as in 17GS1234 or D5678, or the case paperwork says “General Sessions Summons and Complaint.”

City Attorney’s Office Contact Information

Call: 720-913-8050
Email: CityAttorney.Prosecution@denvergov.org
Website: Click here

 

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Denver District Attorney
201 W. Colfax Avenue, 8th Floor
Denver, Colorado 80202
Main phone number: 720-913-9000
Linea en Espanol-Fiscal de Distrito:
720-913-9020
Email address is info@denverda.org

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