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Criminal Court Procedures For Military Defendants


February 1, 2017

One of my bills, designed to help Veterans in our state will be introduced this week. “Criminal Court Procedures for Military Defendants,” will help our veterans who are suffering from certain mental health problems and commit a crime because of that illness.

Although most veterans and military service members do not become involved in the criminal justice system, studies indicate that a high number of veterans who return to civilian life do. Colorado has provided some criminal defendants with restorative relief in the form of treatment-based veterans court programs when the defendant...

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