Felony charges are undeniably serious, and navigating the legal process can feel overwhelming for anyone facing such charges. Hiring a competent lawyer is essential to ensure fair representation and to potentially mitigate the consequences of a conviction. For help with any criminal matter, contact The Harrell Law Firm, PLLC to schedule a free consultation.
Why The Harrell Law Firm, PLLC For Your Felony Case?
When it comes to choosing the right lawyer for your case, it is important to do your research and choose a firm with a proven track record of success. Here’s why you should work with us:
- We have been practicing law for over 12 years. With this level of experience, we have handled a wide range of criminal cases and can help defend you no matter what the circumstances are.
- Attorney Sean Harrell used to work as a prosecutor, which gives him an in-depth understanding of the strategy and tactics that prosecutors use in court. This perspective allows The Harrell Law Firm, PLLC to mount a strong defense for their clients, knowing the expectations and potential pitfalls that they may face.
- We understand that every case is unique and that each client requires personalized attention. We always take the time to understand the details of your case and create a tailored defense strategy.
How an Attorney Can Help You With a Felony Charge
If you’re facing felony charges, it is important that you seek the advice and guidance of a skilled criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Here’s why it’s essential:
- Knowledge of the Law: Criminal defense lawyers are well-versed in understanding how the criminal justice system works. They also have extensive knowledge of the law and how it pertains to your situation. They know how to navigate the legal system and can use their experience to help you.
- Evidence Collection and Investigation: A criminal defense lawyer will provide critical assistance when it comes to evidence collection and investigation. Through their network of legal professionals, they can gather and analyze evidence relevant to your case. They can also hire expert witnesses to testify on your behalf.
- Negotiating Plea Deals: If your case does not go to trial, your lawyer can still be a valuable asset in negotiating a plea deal with the prosecution. This can result in a lighter sentence or even a dismissal of your charges. Your attorney’s experience and reputation can help to open lines of communication with the prosecutor’s office.
Consequences For Felony Convictions
Depending on the crime and class, consequences for a felony conviction range from one year in prison – for example, impersonating a peace officer – all the way up to life imprisonment and up to $1,000,000 in fines – for example, first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping, and treason.
Penalties for Colorado felonies include:
- Class 1 Felonies: Life imprisonment (no fines or mandatory parole)
- Class 2 Felonies: 8 to 24 years in prison, $5,000-$1,000,000 fine, 3 years mandatory parole (5 for crimes of violence)
- Class 3 Felonies: 4 to 12 years in prison, $3,000-$750,000 fine, 3 years mandatory parole
- Class 4 Felonies: 2 to 6 years in prison, $2,000-$500,000 fine, 3 years mandatory parole
- Class 5 Felonies: 1 to 3 years in prison, $1,000-$100,000 fine, 2 years mandatory parole
- Class 6 Felonies: 1 year to 18 months in prison, $1,000-$100,000 fine, 1 year mandatory parole
Penalties For Extraordinary Risk Felonies (with increased sentences due to greater harm to society):
- Class 3 Felony: Maximum prison sentence of 16 years
- Class 4 Felony: Maximum prison sentence of 8 years
- Class 5 Felony: Maximum prison sentence of 4 years
- Class 6 Felony: Maximum prison sentence of 2 years
Convicted felons in Colorado face numerous other restrictions and loss of rights that can have significant consequences on their lives. These restrictions include:
- Loss of Firearm Rights: Most convicted felons lose their rights to own or possess a firearm.
- Ineligibility for Jury Service: Convicted felons become ineligible to serve as grand jurors.
- Loss of Voting Rights: While in prison, convicted felons lose the right to vote. However, these rights may be restored upon the successful completion of their sentence.
Contact The Harrell Law Firm, PLLC To Schedule a Free Consultation
When it comes to finding a criminal defense lawyer, it is important to choose a firm with experience and a proven track record of success. The Harrell Law Firm, PLLC meets that criteria and is here to help. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.