Court systems that serve Leadville and Lake County are noticing a decrease in case filings amid the ongoing pandemic and a variety of issues for local law enforcement. Yet court officials are not convinced that crime is down.
Lake County Combined Court, which includes dockets for county court and district court, and Leadville Municipal Court serve a variety of functions. County court addresses civil cases under $25,000, misdemeanors and traffic infractions, while district court handles civil cases over $25,000, felonies, domestic relations and more. Municipal court, on the other hand, deals primarily with violations of city laws within city limits such as traffic infractions and minor disturbances.