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Colorado District Attorneys’ Council

Bailey Lammon (credit: CBS)

Colorado Lawmakers Trying To Make Cyberbullying A Crime

Bullying through text messages or social media platforms would be a new crime in Colorado under a bill that advanced unanimously out of a House committee Monday.

02/24/2014

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New Law Could Halt Sale Of Synthetic Marijuana

Colorado is a major distributor of synthetic marijuana or “Spice,” but a new law could put many sellers out of business.

01/14/2014

The news conference from the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar on Monday (credit: Rick Sallinger)

Lawyers: State Lab Woes Could Lead To Thousands Of Appeals

Defense lawyers say potentially thousands of criminal convictions could be appealed because of problems at a state laboratory that tests drunk-driving suspects’ blood.

06/10/2013

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Lawmaker Not Sure If Lowering Blood Alcohol Limit Is Right For Colorado

The National Transportation Safety Board says thousands of lives would be saved if states lower the blood alcohol limit from the current .08 to .05.

05/14/2013

Colorado State Capitol (credit: CBS)

Feud Between Parties Leaves Sweeping State Crime Bill In Jeopardy

A blow up between Democrats and Republicans at the state Capitol has put a sweeping anti-crime measure in jeopardy.

05/02/2013

Rep. Dan Pabon, D-Denver, gives a sample of his DNA at a news conference on Tuesday (credit: CBS)

Bill Would Require DNA From All Misdemeanor Convicts In Colorado

Nearly all people going through Colorado’s criminal court system will have to submit DNA samples under a bill introduced at the Statehouse.

03/05/2013

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Denver’s DA Behind The Push For Expanding Criminal DNA Sampling

It’s headed for a tough fight in the Legislature, but the man behind the plan to require anyone convicted of any crime in Colorado to provide a sample of DNA says it would be a great tool for fighting crime.

02/01/2013

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State Lawmaker Wants To Take All Misdemeanor Offenders’ DNA

There’s a proposal to collect DNA from everyone who commits a crime in Colorado, no matter how small.

01/30/2013

Bath salts labeled "Not for human consumption" are sold to be used as synthetic drugs. (credit: CBS)

Sponsor Of Bath Salts Bill Looks Forward To Enforcement Of New Law

The synthetic drugs known as bath salts are now officially banned in Colorado. Tobacco shops and even some convenience stores across the state sold the synthetic cathinones.

06/08/2012

Medical Marijuana (credit: Colorado Department of Transportation)

Marijuana DUI Standard Dies A 3rd Time In Colorado

A marijuana blood limit for drivers was rejected Tuesday for a third time in Colorado, as lawmakers from both parties argued about how to fairly gauge whether someone is too stoned to get behind the wheel.

05/15/2012

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