2021 Colorado Code
Title 18 - Criminal Code
Article 1.3 - Sentencing in Criminal Cases
Part 2 - Probation
§ 18-1.3-202.5. Veterans Court Probation Supervision

Universal Citation: CO Code § 18-1.3-202.5 (2021)
  1. If the defendant is a veteran or is currently serving in the United States armed forces and is suffering from a diagnosable mental health condition that is related to the veteran's military service and the jurisdiction of trial does not have a veterans treatment court, the defendant, with the consent of the district attorney and any victim in a victim's rights case, may petition the court to transfer the supervision of any post disposition of the case to a jurisdiction with a veterans treatment court.
  2. A defendant filing a petition pursuant to subsection (1) of this section must identify the jurisdiction where the supervision of the probation in the case may be transferred and the services or supports available in that jurisdiction's veterans treatment court that the defendant is seeking to access.
  3. When a court receives a petition pursuant to subsection (1) of this section, the court shall confer with the judge administering the veterans treatment court in the jurisdiction identified in the petition and the district attorney of the jurisdiction identified in the petition. The court may grant the petition to transfer the supervision of probation in the case if the veterans treatment court and the district attorney in the hosting jurisdiction consent to the transfer and that jurisdiction has the current ability to provide the resources and support necessary to responsibly accept the transfer.
  4. If the host jurisdiction files a motion for revocation of the veterans treatment court program probation, the host jurisdiction shall conduct the revocation hearing. If probation is revoked, the host jurisdiction shall refer the matter to the original jurisdiction for resentencing.
  5. Nothing in this section prohibits the host jurisdiction from utilizing program policies related to minor violations that are typically addressed through graduated sanctions.

History. Source: L. 2021: Entire section added, (HB 21-1016), ch. 214, p. 1135, § 2, effective September 7.

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