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DREAM Act and young immigrant eligibility for deferred action

Obama and DREAM Act Guidelines for young aliens or immigrants Every young immigrant or alien in the United States has by now heard something about President Obama’s announcement in June that some are now eligible under the DREAM Act guidelines for Deferred Action.  There are now more

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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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Immigration Alert; new provisional waiver of illegal presence may become law

The web site at USCIS now contains a potential rule change that may grant relief to hundreds of thousands of individuals living in the United States without legally remaining in the country. I-601 Provisional Waiver Is Not in Effect USCIS is considering changes that would allow certain

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Court of Appeals, Dec. 8, 2011

No. 09CA1400. People v. Poage. Sex Offender—Registration—Evidence—Cancellation. Defendant appealed the judgment of conviction entered following a bench trial finding him guilty of two counts of failure to register as a sex offender (second offense). The judgment of conviction was vacated. Defendant was required to register as a

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Denver area chosen for program to suspend deportations

The president announced months ago that immigration cases pending before the immigration courts would be reviewed, and that cases of those with extensive family ties, and no previous criminal record, may be suspended without deportation as a consequence.  The New York Times recently published an article that

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Colo. Ct. App. 10/28/10

Colorado Court of Appeals Opinions October 28, 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

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Colo. Supreme, 10/25/2010

No. 09SC322. Montes-Rodriguez v. People. Criminal Impersonation Statute—False or Fictitious Identity or Capacity. The Supreme Court reversed defendant’s conviction under the criminal impersonation statute, CRS § 18-5-113(1)(e), because defendant did not assume a “false or fictitious identity or capacity.” Montes-Rodriguez applied for a vehicle loan using a

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Ct. App. August 19, 2010

No. 06CA1831. People v. Strock. Vehicular Homicide—Driving Under the Influence—Prosecutorial Misconduct—Habitual Criminal—Extended Proportionality Review. Defendant Richard Strock appealed the judgment of conviction entered on jury verdicts finding him guilty of vehicular homicide while driving under the influence, driving under the influence, and driving under the influence per

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Ct. App. September 2, 2010

No. 08CA2071. People v. Smith. Motion to Suppress—Investigatory Stop—Statements—Voluntary—Presentence Confinement Credit—County Jail—Discretion. Defendant appealed the judgment of conviction entered on a jury verdict finding him guilty of first-degree criminal trespass. He also appealed the trial court’s order regarding presentence confinement credit. The judgment of conviction was affirmed,

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Colorado Court of Appeals Opinions April 15, 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 Bar Association and

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