Colorado Felony Crimes Defense Lawyers
Felony charges in Colorado are among the most serious level of charges that can be filed, and they can be seriously compounded if the accused has a criminal record and/or if the charges are filed at the federal court level. What is more serious than the gravity of felony charges is the fact that convictions can ruin a person’s future, causing him or her to serve years in prison, have a life-long criminal record, serve lengthy parole sentences and carry out other harsh punishments.
Given the undoubtedly severe nature felony convictions, it is critical that those accused of any type of felony charge in Denver work with the skilled felony crime defense lawyers at the Adams Law Firm. In order to provide each of our Clients with the strongest possible defense case, our Denver felony crimes defense attorneys will:
- Thoroughly analyze police reports and procedures for any possible illegalities
- Re-question possible witnesses for any inconsistencies in their stories
- Find expert witnesses, when necessary, to argue for the defense case
- Work relentlessly to help get the charges against our Clients reduced or, if possible, dropped entirely
Felony Classes and Felony Conviction Penalties
One of the factors that determines the nature of the penalties associated with a felony conviction will depend on the Class of the felony, with Class 1 felonies being the most serious level of these charges. The following outlines the various Classes of felonies, according to Colorado law, along with their associated penalties upon conviction:
- Class 6 felonies can come with between 1 year and 18 months in prison and fines of between $1,000 and $100,000 (If the offense is considered to be an “extraordinary risk crime,” the offender can be imprisoned for up to 3 years).
- Class 5 felonies can carry between 1 and 3 years in prison and fines between $1,000 and $100,000 (for extraordinary risk crimes, prison terms can be up to 4 years).
- Class 4 felonies can come with 1 to 12 years in prison and fines between $2,000 and $500,000 (extraordinary risk crimes can involve up to 16 years of prison time).
- Class 3 felonies can involve between 2 and 24 years in prison and fines between $3,000 and $750,000 (extraordinary risk crimes can carry up to 32 years in prison).
- Class 2 felonies can carry between 2 and 48 years in prison and fines between $5,000 and $1,000,000.
- Class 1 felonies can involve life in prison or the death penalty.
For more information about your legal rights, as well as a professional assessment of your case, email us or call us at (720) 333-9490.