Felony defense lawyer Tray Stephany has handled felony cases from the Denver Metro to Trinidad to Antonito Colorado and everywhere in-between. Experience and skill when you need it the most. Felonies are serious. A Colorado felony attorney with knowledge of the different counties and the skill to obtain results is advised. Call 303-981-0594 to discuss strategy and your future.
Colorado has six classes of felonies ranging from a Class 1 felony (the most serious) to a Class 6 felony (least serious). Colorado also has a separate class of felonies drug offenses called "Colorado drug felonies." If convicted of any felony a person may be sent to prison. Regardless of the felony classification if you need a Colorado felony attorney in Denver or anywhere else in the state Tray Stephany 303-981-0594.
Different legal procedures exist for the six classes of Colorado felonies. Class 1-3 felonies and crimes with mandatory sentencing are entitled to a preliminary hearing. A preliminary hearing must be requested by a certain time or the right to a preliminary hearing is waived. In a preliminary hearing the court determines whether probable cause exists and the defendant committed the crime. A preliminary hearing is an important tool early in the case both as safeguard and discovery tactic.
Class 4-6 felonies are not entitled to a preliminary hearing in most cases; however, if a defendant cannot post bail they may be entitled to a preliminary hearing regardless of the felony class.
Possible consequences of being convicted of a felony.
Going to prison and the lasting effect is devastating.
Getting a job, traveling out of the country, dating, right to own a firearm, and many other negative issues may be associated with having a felony conviction such as:
Intense Supervised Probation (Colorado ISP)
Prison or Jail
Parole (once released from Prison there is a mandatory parole period)
Possibility of living in a half-way house
Possibly registering as a violent offender or sex offender.
What factors increase the length of incarceration for a convicted defendant?
Crime of Violence
Special Offender (SE)
Crimes against protected persons (pregnant persons or at risk adults)
Extraordinary aggravating circumstances
Obtaining a lawyer is critical. Arapahoe felony attorney in Denver / Arapahoe for statewide representation.