The commission of a crime in Colorado can lead to serious consequences no matter your criminal record. The most serious crimes are those that are charged as felonies. Depending on the level, or class, of felony charge, you could find yourself facing years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. Let's take a look at the penalties related to felony charges in the state of Colorado in today's post.
When people are accused of serious felonies like murder or sexual assault, many of them feel that getting a defense attorney is nearly the same as confessing. After all, if you are innocent, then why would you need someone to defend you against the allegations? Police officers explain the simple truth of why you need a lawyer when they read you your rights: "Anything you say will be used against you in a court of law."
If you are like most Colorado citizens, you may think charges of criminal mischief do not warrant much apprehension. In some cases, such charges may be relatively minor, but other times, they could be classified as felonies. As you may know, all felony charges are very serious and require immediate action to protect one's freedom, lifestyle and reputation.
You think of yourself as a law-abiding citizen. You never knowingly break the law. You do not mind the rules. You are respectful to police officers. When you read about other people getting arrested, you just shake your head, unable to believe it.
Even though the state has not banned them and nothing has been done on the federal level, the city of Boulder proceeded with a ban. The Boulder City Council recently got to vote on it, and it passed unanimously.