Brush Municipal Court
Officers will issue tickets into Municipal Court for violations of the Brush Municipal Code and for Municipal traffic violations.
The current presiding judge is Steve Jones and Dennis Brandenburg is the Alternate Judge.
Any person convicted of violating the Municipal Code may face a fine and/or imprisonment plus court costs and attorney fees. The presiding Judge, however, has the discretion of assessing all penalties.
Brush Municipal Court is a court of record, all appeals go in to District Court.
What Happens at Court?
The first appearance in Court is called an arraignment. At the beginning of the first appearance session, the judge will advise you of your constitutional rights. This information outlines each person's rights in this Court.
Making a Plea
If an agreeable disposition is not reached, you may plead guilty, no contest, or not guilty. If you plead guilty or no contest, you may explain to the judge what happened. In most cases, the judge will impose a sentence at the first appearance.
If you plead not guilty, your case will be set for a trial to the Court. Some charges are eligible for a trial to a jury. A written request and payment of a $25 jury fee must be made within 20 days of the not guilty plea.
Fines & Court Cost Payments
Fines and costs must be paid as soon as the defendant has appeared in Court unless the Court has authorized different arrangments.
If the defendant is unable to pay at the court date, they must fill out an application for Stay of Execution and speak with the Court Clerk. The Court Clerk will determine, after review of the application, if the defendant is eligible to be placed on a payment schedule.
The balance of the fines and costs are due the day of court. If this is not paid, a $25 stay of execution fee will be added to the case.
Failure to pay fines and cost could result in sanctions being placed against the defendant. The City has contracted with a collections company to recover unpaid fines and cost.