Misdemeanors

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ACLU Calls DNA Collection On Misdemeanors A ‘Serious Privacy Invasion’

A bill that would force people to submit to Colorado’s DNA database — even for some misdemeanors — is being heard at the state Capitol

04/14/2015

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Lawmakers Push For More DNA Samples From Offenders

Some state lawmakers are pushing to get more samples from offenders in Colorado’s DNA database. A bill proposed at the state Capitol would require samples even for some misdemeanors.

04/03/2015

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Bill Would Allow Certain Convictions To Be Sealed For First-Time Offenders

Colorado lawmakers are hearing a bill that would allow people convicted of 400 different crimes to have their records sealed.

03/18/2015

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