People v. Gallegos
In People v. Gallegos, 946 P.2d 946, 953 (Colo. 1997), the supreme court held that an "interlocutory appeal," for purposes of the speedy trial statute, is an:
"appeal which is taken in good faith before a defendant has been convicted and sentence is imposed, and which necessarily disrupts the course of proceeding to a final resolution of the allegations before the court. An appeal is taken in good faith when the assertion that such an appeal is authorized has arguable merit, is not taken for the purpose of delay, and the issues raised have a substantial effect on the prosecution's case. An appeal necessarily disrupts the course of proceeding to a final resolution when, absent a stay of the proceedings, there can be no effective remedy."