According to the Denver Post, the Colorado legislature is considering a bill that would require a DNA sample to be provided to the state by anyone convicted of a misdemeanor crime in Colorado. Under “Katie’s Law,” all accused felons must provide a DNA sample. Some people believe that Katie’s Law has resulted in several cold cases being solved. Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey says that DNA collection has been upheld as constitutional by courts. Nevertheless, Denise Maes, policy director for the Colorado ACLU feels that this policy raises privacy concerns. The DNA collected would be added to the state DNA database, to be compared to DNA samples collected at crime scenes.
Have you been accused of a crime in Denver? Contact a dedicated Denver criminal defense attorney today to discuss your options.
Some people make the mistake of thinking that a misdemeanor charge is less serious than a felony charge, however if even for a misdemeanor offense, a person may spend up to a year in jail, plus you face a number of less tangible repercussions. Many people may feel that their privacy is violated by having their DNA added to the database, you could lose your job, and there can be financial repercussions to a misdemeanor conviction. The fact is, any criminal charges are a big deal, and should be taken seriously . When you have been arrested, or if you think that you may be arrested, you need to speak with an experienced Denver criminal defense attorney immediately to protect your rights.
Contact Denver criminal defense attorney John Fuller right away if you are facing criminal charges. John has helped countless Coloradans to protect their rights, and to get a fair shot in the criminal justice system. It is important to understand that every case is different, and every case is serious. Whether you have made a terrible mistake or have been accused of a crime that you did not commit, John Fuller can help you get the best possible outcome for your situation. He understands how police investigate crime, and what steps to take to protect your rights during the investigation. He fights hard for every client to have charges dropped, or to get an acquittal at trial. In the event of a conviction, he continues to work hard in order to get the most lenient possible penalty. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION contact Fuller Law today at (303)597-4500.