The Colorado criminal justice system classifies crimes as either misdemeanors or felonies.  A felony is much more serious than a misdemeanor, with higher fines and longer periods of potential incarceration.  In addition, a felony conviction can negatively impact a person for years, if not the rest of his or her life, by preventing the person from finding certain types of employment, qualifying for some types of professional licenses, and the right to possess a firearm.

Felony cases should be reviewed, analyzed and handled by an experienced attorney who is willing to spend the time and energy to fight for the client.  At Deere Law, LLC, we strive to make sure our clients comprehend the charges against them and the potential consequences, and to work together to develop the best possible legal strategy given the facts surrounding the case.  A critical aspect of any felony charge is a solid understanding of the fines and penalties associated with the crimes of which they are being accused.  Those potential fines and penalties include the following:

Felony Classification Potential Incarceration Fines
Class 6 Between 1 year to 18 months in prison From $1,000 to $100,000
Class 5 Between 1 to 3 years in prison From $1,000 to $100,000
Class 5 with Extraordinary Risk Crime Enhancement* Between 1 to 4 years in prison From $1,000 to $100,000
Class 4 Between 1 to 12 years in prison From $2,000 to $500,000
Class 4 with Extraordinary Risk Crime Enhancement Between 1 to 16 years in prison From $2,000 to $500,000
Class 3 Between 2 to 24 years in prison From $3,000 to $750,000
Class 3 with Extraordinary Risk Crime Enhancement Between 2 to 32 years in prison From $3,000 to $750,000
Class 2 Between 4 to 48 years in prison From $5,000 to $1,000,000
Class 1 Life in Prison or Death Sentence Not applicable


* Extraordinary risk crimes include child abuse, violent crimes, aggravated robbery, distribution, manufacturing, sale or possession of drugs with the intent to sell, distribute, manufacture or dispense, stalking, etc.

A felony charge is a serious and long-lasting matter that should be discussed thoroughly with an attorney.  Call us today at (719) 347-1199, or email us, to find out why Colorado Springs Criminal and Felony Defense attorney Josh Deere at Deere Law, LLC has received an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest an attorney can receive for legal skill and ethics; a Superb, 10 out of 10 rating and a “Client’s Choice” award from Avvo, a national lawyer rating service; and a Colorado Springs’ TOP ATTORNEYS award by Colorado Springs Style Magazine.