Denver Felony Defense Lawyers

Legal Aid for Felony Cases in Colorado

When you’re charged with a felony, it can be a shock. You may be afraid of what’s to come and confused about what your situation means for the future. This is the time you need a great criminal defense lawyer in Denver. Attorneys experienced in defending people charged with felonies know what it takes to get charges dismissed, or at least provide an avenue to plea down to lesser charges.

What is a felony in Colorado?

You may be wondering what qualifies as a felony in Colorado. Penal codes vary between states, so it’s important to understand what offenses are deemed felonies in Colorado, especially if you’re from out of state and/or new to the Denver area.

Each class of felony carries a sentencing/fine requirement:

  • Class 6: 12-18 months in prison plus a fine of $1,000 to $100,000
  • Class 5: 12-36 months in prison plus a fine of $1,000 to $100,000
  • Class 4: 2-6 years in prison plus a fine of $2,000 to $500,000
  • Class 3: 4-12 years in prison plus a fine of $3,000 to $750,000
  • Class 2: 8-24 years in prison plus a fine of $5,000 to $1,000,000
  • Class 1: Life in prison or the death penalty

In Colorado, felonies range from relatively minor class 6 offenses (impersonating a police officer, possession of over 2 grams of a schedule I or II drug) to the most serious, class 1 (first-degree murder and treason).

An important thing to note: As of 2018, felons in Colorado are not allowed to do the following:

  • Carry a gun
  • Apply as a police or security officer
  • Holding a major office
  • Participate in an election
  • Practice as an attorney

How an experienced felony defense attorney can help

When you’re charged with a felony, accepting your fate at the hands of the justice system is the last thing you should do. At the Eddington Law Firm in Denver, CO, we have an expert defense attorney that can navigate you through the process of initial hearings, a grand jury, a trial, and potential sentencing so you’re prepared at every point along the way. In addition, a great felony lawyer can get your charges dismissed, or at least get you a plea deal for a less damaging charge.

When you’re facing a long prison term as a result of a felony charge, a conviction isn’t a foregone conclusion. False accusations for major crimes are more common than you might think, so it’s not the end of the world if you’re charged for a crime you didn’t commit. Simply call the Eddington Law Firm and we’ll make sure justice is done for you and your loved ones.

Charged with a felony? Don’t wait; call now at (303) 815-1585 for a free consultation.

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