Archives for: March 26th, 2021

What Makes a Colorado Crime Violent?

In Colorado, several types of offenses are seen as violent crimes under the law. For violent crime charges in the state, you may receive very harsh penalties that include mandatory sentencing and steep fines.

It’s important to understand what is considered a violent crime in Colorado and what types of penalties come with a guilty verdict. Here’s what you need to know.

Types of Violent Crimes in Colorado

What is considered violent crime in Colorado? The most common acts include:[...]

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, [...]

As Violent Crimes Increase, Denver Commits to Crack Down

According to news reports, 2019 was a deadly year for many in Colorado. In fact, 63 people were killed by homicide in Denver last year, the most since 2004.

As violent crimes in Denver increase, so do the penalties for committing such crimes. Here is what you need to know about crimes of violence and the mandatory minimums for such offenses in Colorado.

What are Crimes of Violence under Colorado Law?

In Colorado, crimes of violence are crimes that carry [...]