Picking up where Colorado Felony & Misdemeanor Crimes: Classes and Sentences (Pt. 1) left off, below, we will continue to provide an overview of the criminal classes and related range of penalties based on Colorado criminal law.

While the first part of this blog series focused on felony crime classes and sentences, here, we will take an in-depth look at misdemeanor crimes and sentencing guidelines. It’s important to point out that the information provided in this blog series is general and that you can easily get more specific info about your rights, your case and your best options for your defense by contacting the Colorado Springs criminal defense lawyers at The Kohn Law Firm today.

An Overview of Colorado Misdemeanor Crime Classes and Sentences

The following table provides an overview of the Colorado misdemeanor crime classes and associated sentencing guidelines (per Colorado law).

Colorado Misdemeanor Class Range of Possible Jail Sentence Range of Possible Fines

Class 1 Misdemeanor

(C.R.S. § 18-1.3-501)

6 to 18 months $500 to $5,000

Class 2 Misdemeanor

(C.R.S. § 18-1.3-501)

3 to 12 months $250 to $1,000

Class 3 Misdemeanor

(C.R.S. § 18-1.3-501)

Up to 6 months $50 to $750

Statute of Limitations for Colorado Misdemeanor Offenses

The statute of limitations is essentially a time frame within which a state (or a prosecutor acting on behalf of the state of Colorado) has to officially file charges against a person for his alleged criminal offense. If the statute of limitations runs out before charges are filed, then the state will lose its opportunity to try to prosecute the alleged offender for the crime in question.

While the statute of limitations for a felony criminal offense is based on the specific type of crime allegedly committed, for misdemeanor crimes in Colorado, the statute of limitations is 18 months, which starts from the date of the alleged offense.

Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Lawyers at Kohn Law Firm

Have you or a loved one been charged with felony or misdemeanor crime in Colorado? If so, the Colorado Springs criminal defense attorneys at Kohn Law Firm are ready to aggressively stand up for your rights and help you resolve your case as favorably as possible.

At Kohn Law Firm, we believe that our clients deserve exceptional service, ethical treatment and aggressive representation. That’s why we are here to help you navigate the complexities of an intricate criminal justice system, minimize the negative impacts on you and your family, and ultimately help you protect your freedom and future.

As a former Deputy District Attorney, Shimon Kohn understands how prosecutors build their cases, and he knows how to dispute their allegations while figuring out the best potential legal remedies to vigorously defend you.

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