The Criminal Justice Process

Most citizens will hopefully never have involvement in the criminal justice process as a victim, witness or defendant. Nevertheless, information is provided here to give citizens interested in or needing general knowledge about how our system works and what to expect in the prosecution process. The criminal justice process for felony offenses begins with the crime, and the subsequent investigation or arrest of someone for that crime. When a crime is committed, law enforcement gets... Read More

Colorado Revised Statute § 16-2.5-301

When a Peace Officer shoots and wounds or kills a person in the 11th Judicial District of Colorado encompassing, Fremont, Park, Custer, and Chaffee counties, a specific protocol is followed to investigate and review the case. See Colorado Revised Statute § 16-2.5-301 for more information. Criminal Charges Are Not Filed If criminal charges are not filed, a decision letter is issued and made available to the public. This letter summarizes the District Attorney’s review of... Read More

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