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First Coloradoan charged with hi cap mag
#1
http://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2015/11/01/first-large-capacity-magazine-charge-filed-larimer/74887236/

This will be interesting.
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#2
However, as expected, it appears that this was just another charge tacked on to an already-growing list of charges. I'll be more interested in a case that the ONLY charge is hi-cap mag possession. Like the Sheriffs of the state, I believe this is still an unenforceable law on its own.
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#3
They will charge people no one wants to be seen standing up for with this law. Thus no one will appeal on the grounds that the law is stupid.

Eventually it will have been around for ten years, people will have been convicted of it, and it will move out of the woodwork and become a common primary charge.
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#4
Charged and prosecuted are two different things right?

He may have been charged for this but if the prosecution doesn't include it as one of the charges he will be prosecuted for, it doesn't become part of the case, isn't included in the trial and it's basically as if he was never charged for it.

Will the DA dilute his case against him with a charge included that will be almost impossible to prove?
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(11-09-2015, 08:26 AM)mfinley919 Wrote:  He may have been charged for this but if the prosecution doesn't include it as one of the charges he will be prosecuted for...

I'm not a lawyer or trial expert, but what's the difference?

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Lakewood, CO
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#6
It could also be used as a plea bargaining tool since it's a misdemeanor. Plead guilty to this lesser charge (thus no burden of proof required) and the bigger (and harder to prove) charges will go away. It's used quite frequently in the justice system.
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