August 13, 2012
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District Attorney Brett Barkey put defense attorneys and accused felons on notice Thursday that plea offers going forward may no longer be the sweet deals they are used to.
District Attorney Brett Barkey has enlisted the help of 16 residents to sit on a grand jury that will help investigate potentially difficult cases that come up over the next year.
Despite imminent changes to the state’s marijuana laws, 14th Judicial District Attorney Brett Barkey said Thursday he has no plans to dismiss petty pot cases currently being prosecuted in the courts.
The immediate successor, at least in the short term, for 14th Judicial District Attorney Elizabeth Oldham will be announced today, officials with Gov. John Hickenlooper’s communications office said. Eric Brown, the governor’s communications director, would not comment on the number of applicants vying for the temporary appointment or the appointment process. Last month, Oldham announced her resignation to take a job as the senior deputy district attorney in Arapahoe County. Oldham said she accepted the position because it would allow her to spend more time in the courtroom.