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February 2020 Archives

Preparing a jury to deal with implicit bias

Attorneys and judges in Colorado may be able to take steps to reduce the likelihood that juries will reach verdicts based on implicit racial bias. According to a paper published in the Seattle Journal for Social Justice by an assistant federal public defender, one judge in Iowa does a PowerPoint presentation for potential jurors. The paper includes a number of other suggestions for addressing implicit racial bias. Although its focus is on the Latinx population, the techniques can apply to other populations as well.

What is domestic violence?

Finding yourself charged with domestic violence may leave you questioning how. You may not have lifted a finger to harm anyone, but nevertheless, the police arrested and charged you as if you had.

Understanding Colorado’s ignition interlock device laws

A drunk driving conviction may prove costly and embarrassing. Some of the repercussions associated with driving under the influence in Colorado may impact your life for months or even years after your offense. Once you pay fines, potentially surrender your license and otherwise show accountability for your actions, you are still going to face long-term DUI-related expenses that may place a considerable strain on your finances.

Colorado Supreme Court orders new trial in sexual abuse case

A 35-year-old man who spent six years in prison after being convicted of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl will receive a new trial. He appeared at an arraignment hearing in a Colorado courtroom on Feb. 3 and will remain free until he appears in court again on a $25,000 bond. He would not have been eligible for parole until 2024 under the terms of his 2013 custodial sentence of 12 years to life.

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