Colorado Criminal Law Blog

US v. Alberto Perez-Jacome, 10th Circuit Dec. 16, 2009

US v. Alberto Perez-Jacome, 10th Circuit Dec. 16, 2009 The defendant in this case owned a home in Kansas City that came under suspicion when a wanted individual Hector Moreira was identified as living there.  DEA agents were attempting to sting Moreira, and arrange for sales of

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Colorado Supreme Court December 14, 2009

No. 08SC588. People v. Wittrein. Criminal Procedure—Competency Proceedings—Expert Testimony—Psychologist–Patient Privilege—Due Process. The Supreme Court reversed the court of appeals’ order remanding the case for a new trial. The Court held that (1) the district court did not err in holding a child competency proceeding in front of

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Colorado Court of Appeals Opinions || December 10, 2009

Colorado Court of Appeals — December 10, 2009 No. 08CA1925. People v. Ford. Division IVEl Paso County District Court No. 07CR5767 Honorable David S. Prince, Judge The People of the State of Colorado, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Arthur Lewis Ford, Defendant-Appellant. Opinion by JUDGE BERNARD Webb and Román, JJ.,

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Colo. Ct. App. November 12, 2009

Colorado Court of Appeals Opinions November 12, 2009 The Court of Appeals summaries are written for the Colorado Bar Association by licensed attorneys Teresa Wilkins (Denver) and Paul Sachs (Steamboat Springs). Please note that the summaries of Opinions of the Colorado Court of Appeals are provided as

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10th Cir. Dec. 7, 2009; US v. Pena-Montes, 08-2169

US v. Pena-Montes, 08-2169 Suppression of passenger’s detention was based on appearance of invalid license plate on vehicle; in fact plate was legal dealer plate and officer discovered this before questioning passenger, and no reasonable suspicion could be based on valid plate.  Detention of passenger was reversed

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Colo.S.Ct. Nov. 9, 2009

Defendant’s preliminary hearing restored, based on miscommunication of plea agreement.

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Colo Ct Appeals Nov. 25, 2009

Colorado Court of Appeals Opinions November 25, 2009 The Court of Appeals summaries are written for the Colorado Bar Association by licensed attorneys Teresa Wilkins (Denver) and Paul Sachs (Steamboat Springs). Please note that the summaries of Opinions of the Colorado Court of Appeals are provided as

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