Tag:Colorado District Attorneys Council

General Assembly Passes Bill to Close Gaps in Witness Intimidation Law

The Colorado legislature on Tuesday passed a bill with strong support from prosecutors to expand the definition of witness intimidation.

Legislative Look Ahead: Fentanyl, Consent and Youth Interrogations Among Criminal Law Topics to Watch at Capitol

The 2022 legislative session is likely to bring criminal justice-related bills on fentanyl, witness intimidation and youth interrogations.

Criminal Law Attorneys Reflect on Legislative Wins, Worries and the Work Ahead

The Colorado General Assembly passed about 40 new laws related to criminal justice and corrections, including an overhaul of the state’s misdemeanor code and a bill limiting the use of ketamine injections by first responders.

Colorado Supreme Court: Courts Can’t Avoid Speedy Trial Deadlines through Retroactive Mistrials

The state Supreme Court held that courts may not declare retroactive mistrials to avoid deadlines set by the state’s speedy trial laws.

Supreme Court Sides with Man Claiming Multiple Child Pornography Counts is Double Jeopardy

The Colorado Supreme Court on Dec. 14 held that a man found in possession of hundreds of sexually exploitative images of children should only...

In Stalking Statute, Texting and Calls Considered ‘Contact’

The Colorado Court of Appeals in a recent opinion found the term “contacts” in the Colorado Stalking laws includes both phone calls and text...

An Outlier in Southwest Colorado

Attorneys leaving law school probably don’t expect they might have to work side jobs to make ends meet or struggle to pay for expenses...

Capital Punishment: An Effective Deterrent or Failed Public Policy?

Colorado’s Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday advanced a controversial bill to repeal the death penalty after nearly six hours of testimony, and the measure...