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Colorado AG wins more time in illegal sentence case

Colorado Supreme Court
Posted at 2:52 PM, Oct 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-29 16:52:41-04

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado attorney general's office is working to determine how many criminal sentences could be invalidated by a recent ruling from the state Supreme Court.

At issue is a ruling last month in which the court found that defendants can't be sentenced to prison followed by court-supervised probation, as opposed to prison-supervised parole.

In a request to the court Thursday asking for more time to explain why the court should reconsider, Attorney General Phil Weiser said initial data indicates that "a very large number" of defendants have received such sentences but more time is needed to identify exactly how many. He says lawyers are trying to refine their search and are looking at each case.

The court granted Weiser's request, allowing him to submit his request for a re-hearing through Nov. 6.