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District, county courts see less cases in ’18

March 06, 2019 - 00:00
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Five hundred and eighty four new cases were filed in the district and county courts in Colorado County during 2018, compared to 683 cases filed in 20167 Colorado County Attorney Jay Johannes said this week.

The 584 total includes 216 felonies, 368 county court misdemeanors and 5 asset forfeitures. The total does not include motions filed to revoke probation or adjudicate guilt, children’s protective services (CPS) cases, juvenile cases, assault-family violence protective orders, or cases filed in the justice of the peace courts.

There were 48 fewer felonies and 42 fewer misdemeanors filed in 2018. Johannes said the change from 2017 to 2018 is consistent with a nationwide trend of falling crime rates.

“I am pleased with the job my staff has done this year; their dedication is responsible for our success in keeping our dockets current,” Johannes said “We look forward to another year of serving the citizens of Colorado County,” he added.