Colorado’s Enhancement Policies on Violent Crime Penalties

When you commit a crime in Colorado, state and federal guidelines establish a sentence for the offense. The guidelines used in sentencing specify a range of penalties that a judge can hand down to you after a conviction. For instance, a Class 2 felony conviction can result in between 8 and 24 years in prison.

However, if you are found guilty of what Colorado considers a violent crime, then you can face more serious penalties. That’s because, under Colorado law, [...]