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HB13-1210: Right To Legal Counsel In Plea Negotiations

Criminal Legal Reform
Bill Number: HB13-1210
Year: 2013
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: Steadman/Kagan


To make Colorado law consistent with recent U.S. supreme court decisions regarding the right to legal counsel during critical stages, including plea negotiations, this bill repeals a statute that requires an indigent person charged with a misdemeanor, petty offense, or motor vehicle or traffic offense to meet with the prosecuting attorney before legal counsel is appointed.

The bill makes conforming amendments.

Current Status:

05/17/2013 - Signed by the President of the Senate

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