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Strepka v. People.

2021 CO 58. No. 20SC401. Disposition of Property Seized—Loss or Termination of Jurisdiction.

June 21, 2021


In this opinion, the Supreme Court reviewed a decision of a division of the Court of Appeals vacating the trial court’s order denying defendant’s motion for return of property for lack of jurisdiction. The Court held that a trial court retains jurisdiction to rule on a motion for return of unlawfully obtained property after a case is dismissed so long as the motion is filed before the appeal deadline expires.

Accordingly, the Court of Appeals’ judgment was reversed.

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