Medical Info and Criminal Database Will Not Merge
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A recent kerfuffle within the Colorado Bureau of Investigations regarding the flagging of medical marijuana patients within criminal databases has been resolved by a spokesperson from the Department of Public Health and Environment. Mark Salley has clarified that patients will not be automatically pre-flagged within the database as had been erroneously suggested. The clarification laid to rest the confidentiality concerns of many a defense attorney in the Denver area, as well as assuaging concerns that medical patients would be treated like criminal sex offenders who are automatically flagged in the criminal database.


The question is an important one, not only insofar as it pertains to medical marijuana patients, but also as it pertains to the rights of all who might be investigated for criminal activity. Colorado residents should be thankful that state officials remain committed to upholding confidentiality of medical records, even when investigating persons on suspicion of criminal activity. However, there are times when the rights of suspects are not always held in the highest regard. Because of that, a defense attorney should be contacted any time someone is charged with a criminal offense.


Whether you are charged with a drug-related offense or are accused of some other transgression in Colorado, a criminal defense attorney will advocate on your behalf and work to uphold your legal rights within the judicial system. The Law Office of Kimberly Diego in Denver is committed to upholding your rights and working to get the best possible outcome for your case. Contact Kimberly Diego when you need an experienced, competent Colorado criminal defense attorney.


If have been charged in Colorado with a criminal offense, contact Kimberly Diego, a highly accomplished Colorado criminal defense attorney located in Denver. Contact Ms. Diego at720.257.5346 (available 24-7) to schedule a free consultation to review the nature of your case or visit her website at