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The Colorado bail book : a defense practitioner's guide to adult pretrial release
The Colorado bail book : a defense practitioner's guide to adult pretrial release
Pretrial detention causes lost employment and housing, disruption in education, and damage to family relationships. Defendants detained in jail awaiting trial plead guilty more often, are convicted more often, are sentenced to prison more often, and receive harsher prison sentences than those who are released during the pretrial period.1 Avoiding unnecessary pretrial confinement should be of paramount importance to every court system. Moreover, courts must move away from reliance on money bail set through an arbitrary schedule and instead make individualized determinations about who will return to court when required. Having money to post bond is not a predictor of compliance with court requirements., "September 2015.", Online resource; title from PDF cover (viewed April 2018), Grant No. 2013-DB-BX-K015
The Gideon report
The Gideon report
Title from caption., "September 2003.", Mode of access: World Wide Web.
The consequences of conviction : sanctions beyond the sentence under Colorado law
The consequences of conviction : sanctions beyond the sentence under Colorado law
The impact of a criminal conviction is greater than a number of days in prison or a number of dollars fined. Hundreds of federal, state, and local laws impose additional consequences on people convicted of crimes, many of which remain in effect far beyond any judicially-imposed sentence. Unlike incarceration and fines, however, those additional consequences are frequently unknown to attorneys, judges, and the individuals whose lives they profoundly affect. This publication attempts to document the true impact of a criminal conviction in Colorado. It contains consequences that arise under Colorado law, yet are not included in Colorado. The goal of this work is to provide all participants in the criminal justice system a more accurate understanding of how a conviction will impact the life of an accused person and, less directly, the community in which that person will ultimately live., Mark David Evans., "This publication is based on the 2010 Colorado Statutes, and was finalized in August 2011. Subsequent changes to the law are not included." -- First unnumbered page., Online resource; title from PDF cover (viewed April 2017)