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Denver Felony Lawyer

Felonies constitute the most egregious types of offenses in our society. They usually come with at least one year in prison, or significant time on probation for first time offenders. If you have been charged with assault, a DUI causing serious injury, theft of valuable items, or fraud, you are facing a felony offense. In fact, it is common for prosecutors to stack multiple felonies together for a single act. A defendant who used a firearm to commit robbery might be charged with armed robbery, unlawful carry of a firearm, unlawful exhibition of a firearm, etc. Defendants facing felony charges need an experienced Denver felony lawyer to represent them to reduce the charges or have the charges dismissed. At DeChant Law, we work closely with our clients so that they are never left in the dark. When everyone is working together to meet a common goal, this gives us the best chance of success.

Felonies in Colorado

Felonies usually result in at least some time behind bars for convicted felons, as opposed to misdemeanor offenses such as vandalism or petty theft that typically result in fines, community service, and probation. Below are a few examples of crimes that are often charged as felony offenses in Colorado:

  • Possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute
  • Theft/larceny
  • Assault
  • Battery/menacing
  • Domestic violence
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • DUI causing bodily injury
  • Hit and run causing bodily injury
  • Criminal mischief
  • Fraud
  • Child pornography
  • Identity theft
  • Bribery
  • Embezzlement
  • Blackmail
  • Other types of white collar crimes

Felony Crimes of Violence

A crime of violence in Colorado is one of the following offenses during which the defendant caused serious bodily harm or death to another person, possessed a deadly weapon or threatened to use a deadly weapon, or caused any harm during the commission of a sexual offense, or used threats or force to commit the sexual offense.

  • First degree assault
  • Second degree assault
  • First degree burglary
  • Aggravated robbery
  • Kidnapping
  • Battery/menacing
  • Sexual assault or any sexual offense
  • First degree arson
  • Criminal extortion
  • Unlawful termination of a pregnancy
  • Any crime against an at-risk victim
  • Homicide/murder

A crime of violence conviction added on top of the underlying offense requires a judge to impose mandatory prison time. These mandatory prison sentences are as follows:

  • Class 1 Felony—Life Sentence
  • Class 2 Felony—16-48 years in prison
  • Class 3 Felony—10-32 years in prison
  • Class 4 Felony—5-16 years in prison
  • Class 5 Felony—2-6 years in prison
  • Class 6 Felony—18 months to 4 years in prison

Call a Denver Felony Lawyer Today

There are countless ways to defend against felony charges, from analyzing police records to determine whether your civil rights were violated, to picking apart the prosecution’s case for inconsistencies. The sooner you talk to an attorney, the better, as it gives your legal team the time to get ahead of the prosecution, gather our own evidence, and begin mounting a defense strategy designed specifically for your unique case. To talk to Denver felony lawyer Reid DeChant, call DeChant law today at 720-634-6789 for a free consultation.