Colorado Criminal Sentencing Guidelines

  Below are charts of the Colorado Criminal Code Penalties:

FELONIES COMMITTED ON OR AFTER JULY 1, 1993

Presumptive Range

Exceptional Circumstances

Felony Class

Minimum

Maximum

Minimum

Maximum

Mandatory Parole

1

Life Imprisonment

Death

Life Imprisonment

Death

2

8 years

$5,000 fine

24 years

$1,000,000 fine

4 years

48 years

5 years

3

 

Extraordinary Risk Crime

4 years

$3,000 fine

4 years

$3,000 fine

12 years

$750,000 fine

16 years

$750,000 fine

2 years

2 years

24 years

32 years

5 years

5 years

4

 

Extraordinary Risk Crime

2 years

$2000 fine

2 years

$2000 fine

6 years

$500,000 fine

8 years

$500,000 fine

1 year

1 year

12 years

16 years

3 years

3 years

5

 

Extraordinary Risk Crime

1 year

$1,000 fine

1 year

$1,000 fine

3 years

$100,000 fine

4 years

$100,000 fine

6 months

6 months

6 years

8 years

2 years

2 years

6

 

Extraordinary Risk Crime

1 year

$1,000 fine

1 year

$1,000 fine

18 months

$100,000 fine

2 years

$100,000 fine

6 months

6 months

3 years

4 years

1 year

1 year

 

MISDEMEANORS COMMITTED ON OR AFTER JULY 1, 1993

TYPE/CLASS

Minimum

Maximum

1

 

Extraordinary Risk Crime

6 months

$500 fine

6 months

$500 fine

18 months

$5,000 fine

24 months

$5,000 fine

2

3 months

$250 fine

24 months

$5,000 fine

3

$50 fine

6 months

$750 fine

 

Drunk Driving Penalties (Offense on or after July 1, 2010)

OFFENSEPENALTYFINESENTENCING ALTERNATIVES
1st DUI5 days-1 year jail, the court can suspend jail with an alcohol evaluation; alcohol classes; monitored abstinence; 48-96 hours useful public service; up to 2 years probation.$600 – $1,000In home detention or work release permitted for entire sentence.
1st DUI, > 0.20 BAC10 days – 1 year jail; the court cannot suspend 10 days; alcohol classes; monitored abstinence; 48-96 hours useful public service; up to 2 years probation.$600 – $1,000In home detention or work release permitted for entire sentence.
1st DWAI2 days – 6 months jail, the court can suspend jail with an alcohol evaluation; alcohol classes; monitored abstinence; 24-48 hours useful public service; up to 2 years probation.$200 – $500In home detention or work release permitted for entire sentence.
DUI within 5 years of one prior alcohol based driving offense10 days – 1 year jail, the court cannot suspend the 10 days. For the 10 days: must be served consecutive, no earned time, no good time; level II alcohol classes; monitored abstinence; 48-120 hours useful public service; 2 to 4 years probation.$600-$1,000No sentencing alternatives permitted for the minimum mandatory jail except for general work release.
DUI with one prior alcohol based driving offense older than 5 years10 days – 1 year jail, the court cannot suspend the 10 days. For the 10 days: must be served consecutive, no earned time, no good time; level II alcohol classes; monitored abstinence; 48-120 hours useful public service; 2 to 4 years probation.$600-$1,000In home detention or work release permitted for entire sentence.
DUI with two or more alcohol related driving offense priors in a lifetime60 days – 1 year jail, the court cannot suspend the 60 days. For the 60 days: must be served consecutive, no earned time, no good time; level II alcohol classes; monitored abstinence; 48-120 hours useful public service; 2 to 4 years probation.$600-$1,000No sentencing alternatives permitted for the minimum mandatory jail except for general work release.

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