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A Message from District Attorney Beth McCann: How We're Responding to COVID-19
The Denver District Attorney’s Office is doing its part regarding COVID-19. We have adjusted how we work in a way that balances the need for social distancing with our mission of holding offenders accountable while supporting victims. I've asked all employees who are able to work from home to do so and we have considerably reduced the number of people in the office and in the courts.
Attorneys and pro se litigants may still pick up discovery during business hours.
In support of the emergency order issued by Chief Justice Coats, we are likewise balancing the need to staff the courts with the goal of reducing head count in the courts.
Criminal cases are not being heard this week in the District Court. The court staff will contact the parties to reschedule.
The court is continuing to hear cases involving those held in custody for first and second appearances and preliminary hearings.
In addition, we are actively working with defense attorneys and the courts to release some inmates who are at high-risk of COVID-19 (pregnant women and those age 60 and older) and who have little time left on their sentences and leveraging in-home detention in appropriate circumstance.
We are carefully considering the circumstances of individuals and the potential charges at bond hearings in order to agree to release in as many cases as appropriate. But, as always we first consider the safety of the community in making these decisions.
In addition, the fraudsters are capitalizing on COVID-19 with new scams. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @DenverDAsOffice to stay informed.
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