Colorado Springs Felony Crime Lawyer
What are felony crimes in Colorado?
Felony crimes are generally defined as any offense for which an offender can be sentenced to the penitentiary for more than one year upon conviction. These are the most serious charges that a person can face under Colorado and United States law, and there are also certain misdemeanor charges that can be classified as "aggravated" and carry sentences that are similar to felony crimes.
There are six different classes of felony charges in Colorado, with class 1 felonies being the most serious and class 6 being the least serious of the felony charges. Some of the most severe felony crimes include murder, rape, arson, and kidnapping:
- These Class 1 felonies can result in penalties such as life in prison with or without parole, or even the death penalty.
- Some of the common Class 2 felony charges include sexual assault, manslaughter, drug trafficking, and some other drug crimes as well.
- Class 3 felony charges include first degree assault, burglary, and even certain DUI charges like a multiple DUI. Lesser drug crimes like marijuana possession of less than 2 pounds, and 3rd degree burglary or stalking, may result in a class 3-6 felony charges.
Recent Changes to Colorado Legislature
Due to the passage of recent legislature in Colorado, it is now a felony offense to sell or possess the "date-rape" drug Rohypnol and the rave party drug known as Special K. Rohypnol is a brand name for flunitrazepam, and this drug is a potent tranquilizer that is much stronger than valium.
This drug is known to cause memory blackouts, muscle relaxation, and a slowing of psychomotor responses as well. This new legislature also made it a felony offense for an adult to sell drugs to a minor under the age of 15. If you have been charged with any of these offenses, the time to take action is now! You must seek the help and representation of a skilled criminal defense attorney before the prosecution has built a compelling case against you.
A felony conviction will have a drastic and life-long impact on your future. You will have a felony criminal record that cannot be sealed through expungement unless your case is dismissed or you were acquitted of your charges, so it is important to fight your charges from the outset.
Regardless of the criminal charges you may be facing, the skilled Colorado Springs felony crime lawyers at Clawson & Clawson, LLP can protect your rights and your future freedom by building a compelling defense case on your behalf.
How a Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help
Have you been called in for questioning in relation to a crime? Have you been arrested on suspicion of a felony? You may think that this is your opportunity to clear your name and explain that you are not guilty, but anything you say can be twisted and used against you by the prosecution. Instead of taking a chance, call a criminal attorney at our firm immediately after you learn of your charges.
A criminal history with a felony conviction will make it exceedingly difficult for you to obtain certain jobs or live in certain housing opportunities, and the prison sentences that you face may range from twelve months to life in prison. Here at Clawson & Clawson, LLP, we fight aggressively to protect the rights of every client and to seek reduced charges or a complete dismissal of their charges.
Whatever your situation may be, we will devote time and attention to protect you and provide you with the high-quality representation that you deserve. Contact us now!
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