Archive for the Evidence and Trial Procedure Category

The lawyer’s most important work is before trial even begins:

From a study done by Judge Hoffman in Denver, over a decade ago, but still important now.  He analysed data provided by State Judicial, and found public defenders generally represented clients who received on average, three to five years more incarceration than those represented by private attorneys.

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Court of Appeals summary for June 21, 2012 announced case: 2012 COA 99. No.10CA0651. People v. Arzabala.

2012 COA 99. No.10CA0651. People v. Arzabala. Vehicular Assault—Leaving the Scene of an Accident—Evidence—Double Jeopardy—Unit of Prosecution—Jury Instructions—Prosecutorial Misconduct—Testimony. Defendant appealed the judgment of conviction entered on jury verdicts finding him guilty of two counts of vehicular assault (reckless); two counts of leaving the scene of an

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People v. Segovia, and moral turpitude crimes

This 2008 case created a tremendous tool for those who cross-examine, and any defense attorney should be familiar with the holding in Segovia.  This case established the means to cross examine nearly any witness on their previous criminal history, and allows nearly unlimited scope to such questions.

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Court of Appeals, April 12, 2012

2012 COA 57. No. 09CA0781. People v. Douglas, Jr. Attempted Sexual Assaulton a Child—Enticement and Solicitation—Internet Luring and Sexual Exploitation—Evidence—Intent and Motive—Expert or Lay Witness Testimony—Prosecutorial Misconduct—Consecutive Sentences. Defendant appealed the judgment of conviction entered on jury verdicts finding him guilty of attempted sexual assault on a

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Court of Appeals, April 26, 2012

2012 COA 75. No. 11CA0928. People in the Interest of C.F. False Reporting of Bomb—Location of Person When Threats Made—Failure to Prove Elements of Offenses. The People appealed the district court’s acquittal of the juvenile, ruling that the prosecution failed  to prove that the juvenile committed acts

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Ct. App. Oct. 14, 2010

October 14, 2010 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 a service by the Colorado

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