March, 2011

Task Force Members File Lawsuit to Protect Sixth Amendment Rights

Members of the Colorado Lawyers Committee Sixth Amendment Task Force filed suit in U.S. District Court on December 2, 2010, challenging the constitutionality of the Colorado statute that requires misdemeanor defendants to meet with the prosecutor before counsel is appointed.  During this meeting, the prosecutor often engages the defendant in plea discussions and many defendants agree to a plea...

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