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June 2014 Archives

What is Adult Criminal Drug Court?

Drug Court in Colorado Springs has taken on a new roll with the changing of the drug laws in Colorado.  Adult Criminal Drug Court (ACDC) was originally set up as a sentencing alternative. Drug Court was a way people accused of a drug offense could keep a permanent felony conviction off of their record.  Upon successful completion of the program and aftercare the El Paso District Attorney's office agreed the case would be dismissed and the criminal case could be sealed.   

Who can arrest the sheriff?

With all the recent investigation into the misuse of public funds surrounding the current El Paso County Sheriff, Terry Maketa, the question has come up, "who can arrest the sheriff if he does something illegal?"  It may surprise you that the person to perform the duties of the sheriff when the sheriff is a party to a case is the coroner. So if the sheriff becomes a defendant in the case the coroner would be the one to perform the duties of the sheriff and arrest him.     

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