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Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION

 

2. GENERAL INFORMATION
  2.1 Judges and Staffs
  2.2 Municipal Court Information
  2.3 Office of District Attorney
  2.4 Office of Public Defender
  2.5 Boulder County Bar Association
  2.6 Boulder County Sheriff / Boulder Police Department
  2.7 Social Services
  2.8 Probation
  2.9 Other Boulder County Resources

 

3. OVERVIEW OF THE COLORADO COURT SYSTEM
  3.1 Overview of the Colorado Court System
  3.2 Overview of the Criminal Justice Process
  3.3 Prosecutors and Defense Lawyers
  3.4 Overview of the Civil Justice Process
  3.5 Plaintiff and Defense Counsel
  3.6 State Courts in Boulder County
  3.7 Municipal Courts in Boulder County
  3.8 Small Claims Courts in Boulder County

 

4. OVERVIEW OF CRIMINAL CASES
  4.1 Filing of Charges
  4.2 Arrest and Custody
  4.3 Advisement Hearings
  4.4 Preliminary Proceedings
  4.5 Plea Negotiations
  4.6 Arraignment
  4.7 Pretrial Motions
  4.8 Overview of a Criminal Trial

 

5. SUBSTANTIVE CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE
  5.1 Sources of Criminal Law and Procedure
  5.2 Criminal Law - Title 18
  5.3 Criminal Procedure - Statutes and Rules
  5.4 Juvenile Proceedings
  5.5 Traffic Offenses - Title 42
  5.6 Municipal Ordinance Violations
  5.7 Penalties
  5.8 Federal Criminal Law
  5.9 Defenses in Criminal Cases

 

6. SELECTED CRIMINAL OFFENSES
  6.1 Overview
  6.2 Inchoate Offense
  6.3 Homicide
  6.4 Assault
  6.5 Domestic Violence
  6.6 Other Offenses Against the Person
  6.7 Unlawful Sexual Behavior
  6.8 Offenses Against Property
  6.9 Trespass, Tampering and Mischief
  6.10 Offense Involving Fraud
  6.11 Offenses Involving Family Relations
  6.12 Offenses Relating to Morals
  6.13 Offenses Against Government Operations and Public Order
  6.14 Offenses Relating to Weapons
  6.15 Offenses Relating to Controlled Substances
  6.16 Alcohol Related Traffic Offenses
  6.17 Crimes Against Vulnerable Victims
  6.18 Computer Crimes
  6.19 Identity Theft

7. SELECTED CRIMINAL PROCEDURES
  7.1 Preliminary Hearings
  7.2 Pretrial Conferences
  7.3 Pretrial Motions Practice
  7.4 Use of Statements
  7.5 Use of Seized Evidence
  7.6 Eyewitness Identification Procedures
  7.7 Interlocutory Appeals
  7.8 Sentencing
  7.9 Integrated Treatment Court

8. OVERVIEW OF CIVIL CASES
  8.1 Introduction
  8.2 Where to Find the Civil Law
  8.3 Starting a Civil Case: The Complaint
  8.4 Serving the Complaint
  8.5 Responding to the Complaint
  8.6 Requesting a Jury
  8.7 Alternative Dispute Resolution
  8.8 Initial Procedural Requirements
  8.9 Pretrial Discovery
  8.10 Summary Judgment Motions
  8.11 Trial
  8.12 Damages, Costs and Attorneys' Fees

9. SUBSTANTIVE CIVIL LAW AND PROCEDURE
  9.1 Sources of Civil Claims
  9.2 Defenses to Civil Claims

10. SELECTED CIVIL CLAIMS
  10.1 Alternative Dispute Resolution
  10.2 Bankruptcy
  10.3 Dissolution of Marriage
  10.4 Intellectual Property
  10.5 Personal Injury
  10.6 Professional Malpractice
  10.7 Real Estate
  10.8 Taxation

11. SELECTED CIVIL PROCEDURES
  11.1 Other Parties and Class Action Suits
  11.2 Injunctions

12. OUTLINE OF A TRIAL
  12.1 Introduction
  12.2 Pretrial Matters
  12.3 Jury Selection
  12.4 Opening Statement
  12.5 Prosecution Case-in-Chief
  12.6 Motion For Judgment of Acquittal/Directed Verdict
  12.7 Defense Case-in-Chief
  12.8 Rebuttal and Surrebuttal
  12.9 Witness Examination
  12.10 Jury Instructions
  12.11 Closing Argument
  12.12 Jury Deliberations
  12.13 Motions For Mistrial
  12.14 Miscellaneous Issues

13. THE RULES OF EVIDENCE
  13.1 General Overview
  13.2 Judicial Notice and Presumptions
  13.3 Relevancy
  13.4 Privileges
  13.5 Witnesses
  13.6 Opinions and Expert Testimony
  13.7 Hearsay
  13.8 Exhibits
  13.9 The Use of Other Offenses and Acts
  13.10 Selected Special Rules
  13.11 Colorado Rules of Evidence

14. POST-JUDGMENT PROCEEDINGS
  14.1 Overview
  14.2 Direct Appeals
  14.3 Crim. P. 35(b) Proceedings (Reconsideration of Sentence)
  14.4 Crim. P. 35(c) Proceedings
  14.5 Revocation Proceedings
  14.6 Appeals to Federal Court
  14.7 Appeals in Civil Cases

15. SPECIFIC PRESS ISSUES
  15.1 Introduction
  15.2 Access to Court Files, Staffs and Dockets
  15.3 Access to Court Proceedings
  15.4 Special Issues in Sexual Assaults
  15.5 Special issues in Juvenile Proceedings
  15.6 Accessibility of Judges in Boulder
  15.7 Expanded Media Coverage Rules and Forms

16. GLOSSARY AND REFERENCE MATERIALS
  16.1 Glossary
  16.2 Other Reference Materials
  16.3 Resources on the Internet

17. APPENDICES
  17.1 County Court Memorandum of Operation
  17.2 Court Assignments for 2002




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