Under Colorado law, there are many offenses that are classified as class-3 felonies. One such offense is second-degree murder. Murder in the second degree is defined as murder that occurred after provocation from the victim. The provocation then incites such a rage or passion in an otherwise reasonable person that the person is driven to knowingly commit murder.
Canon City police and Freemont County sheriff's authorities say that they detained a woman just after midnight on Aug. 26 in connection with the robbery of the Bank of Colorado in Olathe on Aug. 20. A warrant for the woman was filed in Montrose County Court two days after the robbery, and she faces two class four felony charges for theft and aggravated robbery. The penalty for a class four felony includes two to six years imprisonment.
Understanding the proper steps to take after being accused of criminal involvement can be a stressful task. People in such circumstances may need to determine the best routes to take if they wish to present a criminal defense. The severity of the charges could play a significant role in how a person wants to proceed during their case and having knowledge on potential consequences and relevant state laws could also be important factors.
An attempted robbery in Colorado left four people arrested after their alleged victims fought back. The accused individuals reportedly broke into a couple's home then threatened and assaulted the residents. One of the individuals purportedly hit the male resident with a hammer, which the man managed to obtain and use against his supposed attacker. The four suspects fled the scene and were soon apprehended by police. A conviction is possible for each of the accused should they plead guilty or be found guilty in the court, but they first have the opportunity to present a defense should they choose.