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Serious Representation for Serious Colorado Crimes

In the eyes of the law, some crimes are more severe than others. A “felony” is a crime, typically one involving violence, regarded as more serious than a misdemeanor, and usually punishable by imprisonment for more than one year or worse. They are not just federal charges, they can occur on a state level too.

Sometimes, a mere technicality can bump a minor charge up to a felony. Unfortunately, prosecutors and police are known to sometimes exploit those technicalities in order to unfairly secure a tougher conviction. You may find yourself facing a felony for what seems like a very low-level offense.

At The Orr Law Firm, our Denver DUI lawyer offer solid defense for the following, and more:

  • Vehicular Eluding
  • Vehicular Assault
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Death or Personal injury

Felonies carry extremely harsh penalties and in some cases, removal of basic citizen rights. Colorado judges and prosecutors are dogged in their attempts at securing felony convictions, so hiring a top lawyer for felonies in the state is critical to your freedom. The stakes are extremely high, so you need to avoid a wrongful conviction at all costs.

Call our Denver felony defense attorneys now at (303) 818-2448.

Here’s What Is at Stake

Being convicted of a felony will include the removal of some of your basic human rights, such as:

  • The right to travel abroad
  • The right to vote (while incarcerated)
  • The right to possess firearms
  • The right to serve on a jury
  • Certain parental rights or benefits
  • Eligibility for certain governmental assistance / supplements
  • Eligibility for certain kinds of employment

This is not necessarily a comprehensive list. Remember that felony convictions will be added to your permanent record and could impact your access to employment, education, assistance, and many other resources or opportunities for the rest of your life.

Felony Classes in Colorado

Colorado’s criminal code divides felonies into six different classes, according to the severity of the allegations and the penalties attached, with Class 1 being the most severe, and Class 6 being the least severe.

You’ll see each class listed below and what a potential penalty range might look like. Please note that, in extreme or aggravated cases (as explained further below), the punishments may be far more extensive than what’s shown below:

  • Class 6 Felony: 12 to 18 months in prison, plus a fine of $1,000 to $100,000. 1 year of parole.
  • Class 5 Felony: 1 to 3 years in prison, plus a fine of $1,000 to $100,000. 2 years of parole.
  • Class 4 Felony: 2 to 6 years in prison, plus a fine of $2,000 to $500,000. 3 years of parole.
  • Class 3 Felony: 4 to 12 years in prison, plus a fine of $3,000 to $750,000. 5 years of parole.
  • Class 2 Felony: 8 to 24 years in prison, plus a fine of $5,000 to $1,000,000. 5 years of parole.
  • Class 1 Felony: Life imprisonment or Death (Capital Punishment). Class 1 felonies are reserved the most serious crimes, most commonly first-degree murder.

For drug cases, just as the classes above, these are merely a presumptive range that may change with aggravated circumstances:

  • Drug Felony Class 1: 8 to 32 years in prison, plus a fine of $500,000 to $1,000,000. 3 years of parole.
  • Drug Felony Class 2: 4 to 8 years in prison, plus a fine of $3,000 to $750,000. 2 years of parole.
  • Drug Felony Class 3: 2 to 4 years in prison, plus a fine of $2,000 to $500,000. 1 year of parole.
  • Drug Felony Class 4: 6 months to 1 year in prison, plus a fine of $1,000 to $100,000. 1 year of parole

It Can Get Worse: Extraordinary Risk Crimes & Aggravating Factors

The situation could get worse for a potential criminal if the act is considered an “extraordinary risk” crime. This includes aggravated robbery, certain kinds of drug-related behavior, or child abuse. The penalty range is wider for this type of incident.

The same escalators stand for aggravating factors, which can increase the seriousness of a charge. Prior convictions, parole violations, use of a deadly weapon, or certain sex crimes are considered aggravating factors.

Contact a Denver Felony Lawyer TODAY

The Denver felony defense attorneys at The Orr Law Firm have extensive experience in felony defense, and with strategic representation we can help you lessen or dismiss your charges. We’ve been defending the accused in the Denver area of Colorado for decades with great success. Please contact us by phone at (303) 818-2448 or by email at orrlaw@orrlaw.com at your earliest convenience.

We want to help you stay out of jail and keep your record clean. Contact us for a free consultation today.

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