Colorado Sentencing Law – Prison Then Probation Decision Ends “Mixed” Sentences
By H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer
Introduction – A Massively Important Decision for Colorado Criminal Law
In late 2019 the Colorado Supreme Court unanimously decided Allman v People. The holding of the case was simple – “mixed sentences,”– sentences in the same case that imposed prison followed by probation, were illegal both prospectively, and retroactively.