Denver Violent Crime Defense Lawyer
Types of Violent Crime Law in Colorado
We represent and defend people charged with a wide range of violent crimes, including but not limited to:
- Aggravated assault
Our accomplished lawyer at Big Mountain Law can help defend you against charges of a violent crime. We are dedicated to providing effective, compassionate, and aggressive representation for individuals accused of broad range of serious offenses. Our skill in and out of the courtroom has resulted in many dropped charges, dismissed charges, reduced charges, and acquittals.
Our Denver violent crime attorney will devise a personalized defense solution to protect your future and your freedom. Call (303) 747-6779 today.
What are the Penalties for Violent Crimes?
As of 2020 Colorado has become the 22nd state to repeal the death penalty through Senate Bill 20-100, however, violent crimes are still among the most harshly punished crimes. Misdemeanors include class 1, class 2, class 3, & uncategorized which are penalized significantly less than felonies. Misdemeanors are typically penalized by no more than 1.5 years in jail or $5k in fines.
However, if you are being charged with a serious violent crime it is more likely that you are facing a felony. Colorado does operate under mandatory sentencing guidelines & the following are the sentencing guidelines for felony crimes:
- Class 1 Felonies - Sentencing Includes Life in Prison
- Class 2 Felonies - Mandatory 8 years, up to 24 years, & up to $1,000,000 in fines
- Class 3 Felonies - Mandatory 4 years, up to 12, & up to $750k in fines
- Class 4 Felonies - Mandatory 2 years, up to 6 years, & up to $500k in fines
- Class 5 Felonies - Up to 3 years & up to $750 in fines
- Class 6 Felonies - Up to 2 years & up to $100k in fines
- Uncategorized Felonies - Up to 5 Years
Additionally, it is likely that a mandatory 5 year enhancements will be added to your sentencing if a dangerous weapon was used during the violent crime you have been convicted of.
Big Mountain Law Violent Crime Legal Counsel
Violent crimes come with some of the most severe and life-changing penalties, and a conviction will appear on your criminal record for the rest of your life. At Big Mountain Law, we work with you to investigate the facts and circumstances of the alleged crime and develop a persuasive and effective defense.
Some effective strategies to defend against a violent crime charge include:
- Mistaken identity
- Mistake of fact
- Lack of intent to harm
- Lack of ability to cause the harm
- Self-defense or the defense of another
If you or a loved one face violent crime charges, you may be looking at years of prison time, heavy fines, and a ruined reputation that can harm your chances at a successful career. At Big Mountain Law, we are on your side. We know that mistakes can be made, and circumstances are almost never as they appear. There are always two sides to any story, and we will aggressively fight to ensure your voice is heard and seek the best possible outcome.
Our experienced attorney is ready to fight for you in and out of the courtroom. Call us today at (303) 747-6779 to schedule a free initial consultation.
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Nearly 15 Years of Legal Experience