Judge Archuleta was appointed to the Boulder County Court bench in June 1999. Archuleta, a Colorado native, was raised in Boulder, and earned both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Colorado. Prior to his judicial appointment, Archuleta served as Deputy District Attorney for the Twentieth Judicial District (Boulder County). He also worked for a short time in private practice.
Judge Archuleta is currently assigned to the Boulder Courthouse and has previously served as a County Judge in Boulder and Longmont. His current caseload involves misdemeanors and traffic offenses, protection orders and traffic infractions. He is one of the DUI Integrated Treatment Court Judges for Boulder. His Court also handles civil matters where the amount in dispute does not exceed $15,000. He is the past President of the Colorado Trial Judges’ Council and the Colorado County Judges’ Association.