CO 2nd Judicial District Attorney
The District Attorney is responsible for prosecuting all state criminal offenses occurring in their district. These include cases brought by the municipal police departments, sheriffs’ departments and any college police departments, and state and federal law enforcement agencies.ELECTION INFO: General Election ballots will start to be mailed on October 9th, 2020. Voter Service and Polling Centers open on Monday, October 19th, 2020. Ballots must be received via mail or at drop-off no later than Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020, by 7 pm. If you have not received your ballot or need a replacement, contact your local Clerk & Recorder Elections Office____________Abogado de Distrito de ColoradoEl/la Fiscal de Distrito y es responsable de procesar todos los delitos del estado cometidos en su distrito. Estos incluyen casos presentados por los departamentos de la policía municipal, los departamentos de alguacil, y cualquier departamento de policías de sectores universitarios, y agencias estatales y federales de fuerzas del orden público. INFROMACIÓN SOBRE LAS ELECCIONES: Las papeletas de votación para las Elecciones Generales empezarán a ser enviadas el 9 de octubre del 2020. Los Centros de Servicios Electorales se abren el lunes, 19 de octubre del 2020. Las papeletas electorales deben ser enviadas por correo o entregadas en un centro de entrega a más tardar a las 7pm el martes, 3 de noviembre del 2020. Si no ha recibido su papeleta electoral o necesita un reemplazo, comuníquese con su Funcionario Oficial de la Oficina de Elecciones local
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William F Robinson III
How would you address racial injustice within your district?
Are you in favor of bail reforms that have been practiced recently that allow the release of prisoners prior to their trial date versus many detainees being held awaiting the outcome of their case? Please explain.
Are you in favor of reforming sex offender felony sentencing from the current indeterminate sentencing to determinate sentencing? Please explain. (Current law allows for indeterminate sentencing which conceivably imposes being held for the remainder of their life depending on a number of factors. The change to determinate sentencing would impose a definite end date.)
How should the District Attorney’s office handle the current backlog of cases going forward? What concerns do you have about handling the backlog and its effect on outcomes?
Currently serving as Denver DA; previously represented HD8 in the state legislature; deputy Attorney General in CO, Manager of Safety for Denver; private law practice; founding mother and pres of the Co Womens Bar Asso.' Supreme Ct/Ct of Appeals nominating commission; DBG Bd of trustees; Caring4Den.
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Yes. When I took office, I immediately began having our deputies appear at the First Advisement hearings when people first appear in a court to be advised about what they are being held for and when bond is set. We meet with the Public Defender before the cases are called to discuss appropriate bonds. We have been agreeing to many more Personal Recognizance Bonds and reducing the jail population for the last several years. With the COVID 19 situation, we have assisted in reducing the Denver jails population by over 40%! I am supportive of the proposed bail reform legislation which was proposed but not passed this year.
I am supportive of more determinate sentencing of sex offenders. However, our data shows that very few sex offenders actually serve life - in fact, many become eligible for parole after serving a small portion of their sentences. That said, our sex offender sentencing needs to be reviewed and changes.
We don't really have a backlog of cases. Yes, many jury trials were continued due to the corona virus. However, we expect to be able to handle those that actually end up going to trial. We are also reviewing all cases to see if we can make reasonable offers to resolve more cases so they do not end up going to trial.
President, Robinson & Robinson, Attorneys & Counselors at Law, PC, Colorado's oldest law firm
Former Minister, First Universalist Church of Denver
4105 E. Girard Avenue
Violators of the law will be prosecuted.
No, unless they make bail.
If elected, I will take a look at that.
If elected, I will take a look at how to handle that.
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