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Defending clients in Adams County

Richard B. Huttner provides Criminal Defense in the Adams County Justice Center, located at 1100 Judicial Center Drive, Brighton, Colorado 80601. He will also take cases in the Municipal Courts of Brighton, Commerce City, Thornton, Northglenn, and Westminster.

Adams_County_Courthouse1.jpgAbout Adams County In Colorado

Adams County’s first recorder was elected in June of 1860.

The Adams County Board of Commissioners convened on January 1, 1861, and designated a room at the Courthouse to be used as a recording office. A lease agreement from that meeting still exists today from that date. The first deed recorded by the Recorder’s Office is dated April 26, 1860, by the US Government.

The Adams County Recorder’s Office has been in continuous operation since 1861.

Named After The Sixth President Of The USA

Adams County is named after John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States (1825-1829). It was established by early citizens who sought to establish farmland after the passage of the 1862 Homestead Act by Congress that offered 160 acres of federal land to settlers who could “prove up” the claim by living on and improving the land for 5 years. In 1860, Adams County was formed from portions of the original boundaries around Arapahoe County set in 1855.


Although there was a sharp increase in population with the discovery of gold in the early 1860s, many of these new residents soon left the area, leaving a population of less than 400 by 1870. The arrival of the Denver Pacific Railroad in 1871 brought renewed interest and a period of growth to the region, culminating in Adams’ county’s organization on January 1, 1872, with its seat established at Brighton. By 1910, the county had grown to over 15,000 and it has more than doubled in the century since.

Local Government

The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office is responsible for Limited Purpose Governmental Entities, such as school districts and special districts, within the boundaries of Colorado. This Office notifies Colorado citizens when these entities require Referendum or Initiative petitions to be filed by issuing a Notice of Intent to Circulate.

Vital Records

Adams County, along with other Colorado counties, uses the County Clerk and Recorder model to store vital records for residents. The Recorder’s Office was established in 1861 to record all official documents pertaining to real estate ownership within Adams County. The first Recorder of Deeds was elected by citizens of the county for a term of two years. The current Recorder of Deeds is Debra Johnson. The current District Attorney for the County is Dave Young. The current Clerk and Recorder is Karen Long, who also manages the Elections Office in Adams County.

Criminal Defense Lawyer In Adams County Colorado

Criminal Defense Lawyer Richard B. Huttner handles cases including crimes involving vehicles such as DUI, vehicular assault, and vehicular homicide. He also handles cases involving violence including Domestic Violence, sex assault on a child, child abuse, aggravated robbery, drug possession, kidnapping and drug trafficking. Huttner is also experienced at handling cases involving juvenile crimes, internet crimes, identity theft, violent crimes, as well as assault and menacing.

Have you been accused of a crime or charged with a crime in Adams County? Your future lays in the hands of your attorney, you must trust him with your life. To win your case or get charges dropped or get a good plea bargain you need an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who is determined to work hard for your best interests. It is important and in your best interest to speak with an experienced attorney who operates in the Adams County legal system. Call criminal defense lawyer Richard Huttner today for a free initial consultation.


The Adams County Courts in Colorado are a part of the state’s judicial system. The courts are responsible for hearing criminal and civil cases, as well as family law matters. The Adams County Courts also have a juvenile division that hears cases involving minors.


Adams County Courts
12345 West Alameda Parkway
Lakewood, CO 80228
Phone: 303-441-8700

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