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Sentencing & Fines

Sentencing & Fines

(1) (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection (1), any person convicted of violating a municipal ordinance in a municipal court of record may be incarcerated for a period not to exceed 364 days or fined an amount not to exceed two thousand six hundred fifty dollars, or both.

C.R.S. 13-10-113

Fines range from $15 to $265 depending upon the offense. If it is a traffic offense in a school zone and/or posted work zone, fines may be doubled. In addition to the fines, there are $40 in surcharges. Cases that appear in court are also subject to a $25 court fee and/or a $25 Stay Of Execution (SOE) fee for setting up a payment arrangement. 

In 2024, Kersey Municipal Courts added the following fees:
Show Cause Order $25
1st Failure to Comply (Failure to Appear or Pay) $15
2nd Failure to Comply (Failure to Appear or Pay) $30
Bench Warrant $75
Deferred Sentence/Prosecution $60
Payment Arrangement late fee $10
Default (Not completing court order payments/classes/additional offenses) $25
Please note: a $3 convenience fee will be added to all court related transactions that are paid using a credit or debit card.
Contact the court clerk for more information or for questions regarding these fees.

If you have a traffic violation, points against your Driver's License will also be assessed. Points range from 0-12, depending on the severity of the offense. 


Paying Fines

If you are unable to pay your court fine, you will need to appear in court and speak with the judge and explain your circumstances. Pay your fine online. If you are paying by check, please include your citation number in the memo section of your check. 

CDL Drivers- Federal law prohibits the Town of Kersey from “masking” traffic violations committed by persons holding a Commercial Driver’s License (“CDL”).  As such, when a conviction enters on a traffic violation for a CDL driver, the original charge will be reported to the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles (“DMV”).  For example, if a CDL driver receives a speeding ticket traveling 10-19 miles over the speed limit and a conviction enters, while the points may be amended, the same speeding charge will be reported to the DMV.

If you have a ticket in Kersey Municipal Court and would like to discuss a possible plea bargain or your available options prior to coming to court, please contact the Town Prosecutor Avi Rocklin (970-419-8226 or avi@rocklinlaw.com).

The Honorable Kimberly Emil serves as the Town's Municipal Court Judge.