What Are Extraordinary Risk Crimes in Denver?

If you’ve been convicted of a crime such as Harassment, False Reporting or Assault in Denver or Adams County, there are separate classes these crimes fall under in Colorado. Felony and misdemeanor classes can range from a class 3 misdemeanor to a class 1 felony.  Depending on the level of felony / misdemeanor you are facing, the minimum and maximum jail / prison sentences vary. The maximum jail / prison sentences vary even more if you are convicted of extraordinary risk crimes. Extraordinary risk crimes in Denver and across Colorado are crimes that pose an extra risk to human health or safety. When people are convicted of extraordinary risk crimes anywhere in Colorado, their maximum jail or prison sentence is extended.

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Colorado Felony and Misdemeanor Extraordinary Risk Crimes

Felony crimes in Arapahoe and Jefferson County that present an extraordinary risk of harm to society, according to C.R.S. 18-1.3.-401(10)(b), include:

  1. Aggravated robbery
  2. Child abuse
  3. Unlawful distribution, manufacturing, dispensing, sale, or possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell, distribute, manufacture, or dispense drugs
  4. Any crime of violence
  5. Stalking
  6. Sale or distribution of materials to manufacture controlled substances
  7. Felony invasion of privacy for sexual gratification
  8. Human trafficking for involuntary servitude
  9. Human trafficking for sexual servitude

Misdemeanors that present an extraordinary risk of harm to society in Douglas County and across Colorado, according to C.R.S. 18-1.3-501(3)(b), are:

  1. Assault in the third degree*
  2. Sexual assault
  3. Sexual assault in the second degree
  4. Unlawful sexual contact
  5. Sexual assault in the third degree
  6. Child abuse
  7. Second or subsequent violation of a protective order
  8. Misdemeanor failure to register as a sex offender
  9. Misdemeanor invasion of privacy for sexual gratification
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*If convicted of assault in the 3rd degree in Adams and Denver County and a victim is a peace officer, emergency service provider, emergency medical care provider or firefighter engaged in the performance of their official duties, the maximum imprisonment sentence is doubled. If convicted of 3rd Degree Assault or reckless endangerment and the victim is a mental health professional employed by or under contract with the Department of Human Services engaged in the performance of their official duties, the maximum imprisonment sentence is doubled.

How Extraordinary Risk Crimes Are Sentenced in Jefferson County

Felony Conviction Sentencing and Extraordinary Risk Sentencing Are As Follows:

Class of Felony Minimum Penalty Maximum Penalty Mandatory Parole Period
Class 1 Felony Life Death None
Class 2 Felony 8 years / $5,000 in fines 24 years / $1,000,000 in fines 5 years
Class 3 Felony 4 years / $3,000 in fines 12 years / $750,000 in fines 5 years
Class 3 Felony (Extraordinary Risk) 4 years / $3,000 in fines 16 years / $750,000 in fines 5 years
Class 4 Felony 2 years / $2,000 in fines 6 years / $$500,000 in fines 3 years
Class 4 Felony (Extraordinary Risk) 2 years / $2,000 in fines 8 years / $500,000 in fines 3 years
Class 5 Felony 1 year / $1,000 in fines 3 years / $100,000 in fines 2 years
Class 5 Felony (Extraordinary Risk) 1 year / $1,000 in fines 4 years / $100,000 in fines 2 years
Class 6 Felony 1 year / $1,000 in fines 18 months / $100,000 in fines 1 year
Class 6 Felony (Extraordinary Risk) 1 year / $1,000 in fines 2 years / $100,000 in fines 1 year

Misdemeanor Conviction Sentencing and Extraordinary Risk Sentencing Are As Follows:

Class of Misdemeanor Minimum Penalty Maximum Penalty
Class 1 Misdemeanor 6 months / $500 in fines 18 months / $5,000 in fines
Class 1 Misdemeanor (Extraordinary Risk) 6 months / $500 in fines 24 months / $5,000 in fines
Class 2 Misdemeanor 3 months / $250 in fines 12 months / $750 in fines
Class 3 Misdemeanor $50 in fines 6 months / $750 in fines

Charged With Any Denver Extraordinary Risk Crimes? You Need a Criminal Defense Attorney

Facing criminal charges of any extraordinary risk crimes in Denver, Jefferson County or anywhere else in Colorado can be unnerving. You should always consult an experienced criminal defense attorney in Colorado if you have any questions about criminal charges you are facing. It’s important you know exactly why you were charged and how you can avoid lengthy Denver County Jail or Colorado prison sentences.

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If you or someone you love is facing extraordinary risk criminal charges in Denver, Aurora or Englewood, Colorado, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the best criminal defense attorneys at the O’Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.
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