Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Colorado

Q: If someone stole my ID and got arrested with it dont the authorities have to notify me ?

The cops sent a letter I had evidence being released it turns out it was an expired temp DL already stamped with a hole that I hadn't even known someone stole from my house or when or who. Dont the authorities have to notify me and furthermore let me in on who had it?

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Sean Maye
Sean Maye
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Denver, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: If criminal charges were filed against the person who stole your ID, then the Victim Rights Act of CO would theoretically require that a DA or law enforcement consult you before any personal orders or dispositions on that case are entered. I don't know that this applies to your scenario, but it might, depending on more information.

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