Mesa County attorney, 48, Jason Conely pleaded guilty to introducing first degree contraband in a class 4 crime in a Montrose court earlier this month, and agreed to a suspended sentence.
In Colorado, the introduction of contraband means that a person knowingly and unlawfully places a prohibited item in a prison or jail that, according to the Colorado Legal Defense Group, may contain unauthorized drugs, weapons, or items that may pose a security threat.
According to the verdict of the final order, Conley’s postponed sentence includes two years postponed probation and 14 days in prison for electronic home surveillance. He must also do 120 hours of community service and pay a $ 2,000 fine.
Deferred sentences are offered in exchange for a guilty plea, and the defendants must meet and abide by the terms of the agreement during the probationary period, according to Joshua Carrell, District Attorney spokesman for the 7th Judicial District.
If the defendant successfully completes the probationary period of the suspended sentence, the case against him will be dismissed, and any violation of the sentence may result in an immediate conviction of the offense.
Due to a conflict of interest, the case was being pursued outside of the original Mesa County jurisdiction.
Twenty-first District Attorney Dan Rubinstein said his office passed the case because Conley was representing many people in that jurisdiction at the time of the case and everyone would claim that his attorney shared allegiance if he had a motive for the appellant authority appease what goes against his obligations to his own customers.