The Colorado Supreme Court issued its opinion in People v. S.X.G. on February 6, 2012.
Interlocutory Appeals in Criminal Cases—Petitions for Review of Magistrate’s Order in Delinquency Cases—Interlocutory Appeals in Delinquency Cases.
In this juvenile delinquency case, the prosecution filed an interlocutory appeal under CRS §§19-2-903(2) and 16-12-102(2), and C.A.R. 4.1, seeking the Supreme Court’s review of a juvenile magistrate’s order suppressing certain statements made by a juvenile during a police interrogation. Because the juvenile magistrate’s suppression order never was reviewed or adopted (with or without modification) by the district court, as is required by CRS §19-1-108(5.5) and C.R.M. 7(a)(10)–(11) before an appeal may be filed, the Court lacked appellate jurisdiction under CRS §§19-2-903(2) and 16-12-102(2) to review the merits of the suppression ruling. Accordingly, the appeal was dismissed.
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