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Category Archive:  Colorado Laws

Aug 07

2016 Colorado Incompetency Evaluations In Sex Crime Felonies Must Now Be Video Taped By H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Sex Crimes Criminal Defense Lawyer. 2016 Colorado Incompetency Evaluations In Sex Crime Felonies Must Now Be Video Taped – On occasion a Colorado criminal defense lawyer may believe, based on that lawyer’s experience and knowledge base, that his client is no competent to make decisions, to assist in their defense or to go to trial. It is … Read The Rest

Jun 17

By H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Sex Crimes Criminal Defense Lawyer Colorado Statute Of Limitations 16-5-401For Adult Sexual Assault Doubles – In 2016, for crimes occurring on or after July 1, 2016 the State of Colorado has doubled the statute of limitations to 20 years. The statute of limitations for adult (non children ) had preciously been 10 years. As for similar recent changes in neighboring states – the State of Nevada passed a similar law … Read The Rest

Aug 24

By H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Sexual Assault Criminal Defense Lawyer – Attorney Alleged Sexual Crime Witnesses’s Prior Juvenile Adjudications Alleged Sexual Crime Witnesses’s Prior Juvenile Adjudications – In the case of  People v. Corson announced on  January 17, 2013 by the Colorado Court of Appeals, the non disclosure of a prior juvenile adjudication (conviction) by the State of Colorado lead to the Court sending a plea agreement back to the lower court for reconsideration of … Read The Rest

Apr 22

Colorado Social Services Records and Sex Crimes Defense Law By Colorado Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer – H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Social Services Records and Sex Crimes Defense Law – In a recent 2013 case handed down from the Colorado Court of Appeals – a Sexual Assault case was reversed because of a failure of the judge to permit the parties to access social service records pertaining to the prior alleged abuse of the victims in … Read The Rest

May 27

Introduction – Like shooting fish in a barrel – several Colorado counties have ramped up their efforts to investigate and prosecute those downloading child pornography.  With penalties from life in prison, to multiple years in the Department of Corrections, – with consequences such as lifetime registration as a sex offender and literally years of “treatment” for convicted sex offenders – this story is too important to ignore. I have prosecuted and defended dozens of these … Read The Rest

May 19

As a young prosecutor right out of law school in the early 1980’s – my mentor – a man named John Topolnicki – asked me who – in the criminal justice system has the most power? I answered – ” well – the judge of course.” Over the last 30 years I would learn over and over -it is the District Attorney – not the judge, the jury, or least of all, the defense lawyer, … Read The Rest

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