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Possible Sentence Outcomes for Denver Criminal Convictions

Read more about possible sentence outcomes in Colorado.

With every crime in Colorado, there is a sentencing range that applies based on Colorado’s sentencing statute. The question many of our clients have after being charged with a crime is what these sentencing ranges are. When someone is sentenced following court or trial, a judge is the one who determines what his or her sentence ends up being. In Jefferson and Adams County, and across Colorado, there are various sentencing ranges for a misdemeanor or felony offense.

Sentencing Range for a Felony in Arapahoe County

When convicted of a felony, you do not face jail time. Instead, you may face time in the Colorado Department of Corrections. You should always speak with a knowledgeable criminal lawyer if you’re facing any criminal charges, but particularly so with a felony charge. An expert attorney will be able to discuss felony convictions with you in more detail.



Class 1 Felony

Life or death sentence

Class 2 Felony

8-24 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections

Class 3 Felony

4-12 years in DOC

Class 3 Felony (Extraordinary Risk)

4-16 years in DOC

Class 4 Felony

2-6 years in DOC

Class 4 Felony (Extraordinary Risk)

2-8 years in DOC

Class 5 Felony

1-3 years in DOC

Class 5 Felony (Extraordinary Risk)

1-4 years in DOC

Class 6 Felony

1 year to 18 months in DOC

Class 6 Felony (Extraordinary Risk)

1-2 years in DOC

Possible sentencing ranges are determined by how a case is plea bargained or how a judge determines the case.

What is the Possible Sentence Range for Misdemeanors in Denver?



Class 1 Misdemeanor

6-18 months in the Arapahoe County Jail

Class 1 Misdemeanor (Extraordinary Risk)

6-24 months in the Denver County Jail

Class 2 Misdemeanor

3-12 months in the Jefferson County Jail

Class 3 Misdemeanor

0-6 months in Adams County Jail

Always consult a criminal defense lawyer

to discuss possible sentencing ranges.

Sentence Possibility for Petty Offenses in Colorado

Class 1 Petty Offense

Up to 6 months in the El Paso County Jail

Class 2 Petty Offense

Possible fine

It is always in your best interest to consult an expert criminal defense lawyer if facing criminal charges, and to discuss more in-depth about what sentencing could look like for various crimes.


Facing a Criminal Charge Sentence in Denver? Contact an Expert Attorney

For every crime, there’s a case that follows. And, each case is unique. This means that possible sentencing ranges are dependent on how a case is plea bargained or how a jury decides the case.  If you’ve been charged with a crime in Douglas or Summit County, do not speak with the police. This will only help the prosecutor prove their case against you, which will affect your actual sentence. Instead, consult an expert criminal defense lawyer at the O’Malley Law Office. We will talk more in-depth about your case and possible sentencing ranges. You need to be clear about the details of your case – we can help. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.

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Though it may seem like it, the police are not looking to help you. In every situation where you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, we advise you to speak with a criminal defense lawyer immediately. Contact the best criminal defense attorneys at the O’Malley Law Office today for a free initial consultation at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.
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