Colorado Felony Classes: An Overview (Pt. 2)

October 16, 2014

Continuing from where Colorado Felony Classes: An Overview (Pt. 1) left off, below we will resume our discussion of felony classes and charges in Colorado. While the first part of this blog series focused on highlighting the six Colorado felony classes, below, we will take a closer look at unclassified felonies in Colorado, as well as some additional important info to know about felony charges.

Unclassified Felonies in Colorado

Although many criminal offenses are defined by law to be associated with a specific felony class, it’s crucial to point out that not every offense is classified in the Colorado felony classes discussed in the first part of this blog.

For such “unclassified” felony offenses, the specific criminal statute defining that crime will lay out the range of potential penalties for that offense in the event of a conviction. However, in general, convictions for unclassified felony offenses can be punishable by:

  • Up to 5 years in prison
  • Fines of as much as $100,000.

Additional Important Info to Know about Colorado Felony Charges

Regardless of the Colorado felony classes into which your criminal charges fit, you can obtain the strongest defense against these charges by contacting the Griffin Law Firm.

Regardless of the Colorado felony classes into which your criminal charges fit, you can obtain the strongest defense against these charges by contacting the Griffin Law Firm.

The following highlights some additional important issues that people should be aware of if they are facing felony charges in Colorado:

  • Other penalties – While we’ve focused on discussing the prison sentences and the fines that can be handed down when people are convicted of felony charges in Colorado, it’s important to point out that there can be a range of other possible penalties that people have to deal with following a conviction.

    Some of these – like, for example, probation, community service, etc. – may be ordered by the courts; other penalties – like, for instance, the loss of the right to vote or the loss of certain professional licenses – may not be court-ordered.

  • Extraordinary risk crimes – Crimes classified as extraordinary risk crimes will usually have much harsher sentences handed down upon conviction. Such crimes, which pose an elevated risk to public safety and human life, include (but are not limited to) child abuse, aggravated robbery and offenses related to controlled substances.
  • Judicial discretion – The judge overseeing a criminal case will have the discretion to determine the final sentence in that case – even if the accused person has worked out a plea deal with the prosecutor.
  • Appeals – Just because a conviction is handed down in a Colorado felony case does not necessarily mean this may be the final word in the matter. For some people, filing an appeal to overturn the conviction may be a possibility.

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When you trust your case in the hands of the Denver and Boulder criminal defense lawyer at the Griffin Law Firm, you can rely on the fact that he will work relentlessly to help you obtain the best possible outcome to your case.

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