Misdemeanor Defense Lawyers
Counsel for Misdemeanor Charges in Denver, CO
From computer hacking to selling alcohol without a license, misdemeanor charges are varied and complex. If you or someone you know is facing any kind of misdemeanor charge, our team is familiar with the full range of misdemeanor types and categories of severity. Trust us to effectively represent the defendant through every step in the process to avoid lifelong consequences whenever possible.
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Misdemeanor cases are the least serious charges brought by a District Attorney. That said, many misdemeanors can still have significant and long-lasting consequences if convicted. Jail is a real possibility in almost any misdemeanor case but Eddington Law Firm is aggressive as a team of experienced defense lawyers ready to represent you or a loved one during this critical time.
Many of the cities along the Front Range have municipal courts and those courts have municipal prosecutors. A conviction in municipal court can have substantial consequences and jail is a real possibility. We have represented criminal clients in nearly every municipal court in the Denver metro area. We are seasoned defense lawyers who would be honored to represent you in your municipal court case.
Classes of misdemeanors in Colorado
Misdemeanors in Colorado come in three basic types and there are different levels of categories, or severity, within those types. The three types are regular misdemeanors, drug-related misdemeanors, and traffic misdemeanors. The category of misdemeanor will determine the possible sentencing, ranging from unclassified to class 1 (the most severe).
- Class 1 misdemeanor: A class 1 misdemeanor in Colorado is the most serious type of misdemeanor in the state. Class 1 misdemeanors may be punishable by up to 18 months in jail, and/or include a possible fine of $500 to $5,000 (Colo. Rev. Stat. § 18-1.3-501). Possession of certain steroids, for example, is a class 1 misdemeanor. For other drug-related charges in class 1, talk to your lawyer about the specific laws in Colorado regarding the possible legal consequences.
- Class 2 misdemeanor: A class 2 misdemeanor involves possible jail time ranging from three to 12 months, with or without a fine of $250 to $1,000, or sometimes a fine-only sentence (Colo. Rev. Stat. § 18-1.3-501). Petty theft, or theft of property worth less than $500 total falls into a class 2 misdemeanor category.
- Class 3 misdemeanor: Class 3 misdemeanors are the least serious misdemeanors in Colorado and are punishable by a fine of $50 to $750, with or without a jail sentence of up to six months (Colo. Rev. Stat. § 18-1.3-501).
- Traffic misdemeanors: Traffic misdemeanors in Colorado can be either class 1 ($300 to $1,000 in fines and/or 10 days to one year in jail) or class 2, which includes reckless driving ($150 to $300 fine and/or a jail sentence of ten to 90 days). If you’ve been involved in a traffic accident, take a look at our motorcycle accident page or contact us today for a free consultation regarding your defense and/or the personal injury compensation related to the accident.
Call us today for immediate misdemeanor counsel at (303) 815-1585.
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