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Denver Felony Defense Charges Attorney

You probably know that some crimes are more severe than others, especially in the eyes of the law. In Colorado, a felony is the most severe charge, above petty offenses and misdemeanors. It is reserved for particularly harmful and dangerous criminal acts, and attracts stiffer penalties, unlike misdemeanor and petty offenses.

Besides lengthy prison sentence and hefty fines, being charged or convicted of a felony may lead to the revocation of some of your most basic rights as a U.S. citizen. That means your whole world can come tumbling down, changing for the worst if you fail to hire a competent defense attorney to fight your felony charges.

Denver felony defense attorney Steven J. Pisani is ready to help if you face felony charges in Colorado. Talk to him today so he can review your case.

Understanding a Felony Charge?

Some people tend to think that felony is purely a federal charge. However, that’s not the case. Felony charges are under both state and federal law.

Colorado laws that define felony are broad and can sometimes get complicated to interpret. A knowledgeable defense attorney is your best bet if you want to understand how felony charges work.

Felony Classifications and Potential Penalties

There are six different classes of felonies under Colorado law, with penalties ranging from 12 months to life imprisonment. The following are the six classes of felony charges and their associated statutory sentences and fines:

  • Class 1 Felony – Capital Punishment (life imprisonment or death, and no fine).
  • Class 2 Felony – 8 to 24 years, and a fine of $5,000 to $1,000,000. 5 years of parole.
  • Class 3 Felony: 4 to 12 years, and a fine of $3,000 to $750,000. 5 years of parole.
  • Class 4 Felony – 2 to 6 years, and a fine of $2,000 to $500,000. 3 years of parole.
  • Class 5 Felony – one to 3 years, and a fine of $1,000 to $100,000. 2 years of parole.
  • Class 6 Felony – 12 to 18 months, and a fine of $1,000 to $100,000. 1 year of parole.

On top of sentences and fines, any person charged or convicted with a felony may have many different restrictions on their lives. For instance, a Colorado individual convicted of a felony cannot:

  • Practice as a lawyer
  • Hold an office of honor or trust
  • Apply for licensure as an educator or peace officer
  • Possess, carry, or purchase a firearm or weapon
  • Apply for SNAP federal assistance (unless under certain conditions)

Furthermore, a felony charge will remain on your criminal record. That makes it hard for you to find a job, qualify for residence in some apartment complexes, apply for certain sponsorships, or get government loans and grants. However, that does not mean that any of these is impossible.

If you have been charged with a felony, you need to act fast and hire a reputable Colorado criminal defense attorney. The right attorney will have all the resources and expertise to craft the strongest defense possible. Contact attorney Steven J. Pisani today to learn how he can help.

Why It is Important to Contact a Felony Defense Attorney

When it comes to pursuing felony charges, Colorado’s police and prosecutors don’t play softball. You can find yourself facing terrifying felony charges just because the arresting officers made a blunder.

The prosecution may sometimes make mistakes and end up accusing you wrongfully. As a result, you may face a long-term prison sentence, not to mention a criminal shadow that may follow you for the rest of your life. It will help if you act fast to protect your rights fully.

No matter what felony charges you are facing, you should never attempt to handle felony charges without legal expertise, you may end up irredeemably impairing your quality of life. The key to fighting any felony charges is having a capable defense attorney by your side.

If you face a felony charge in Denver, you need an attorney who understands Colorado criminal law. The Law Offices of Steven J. Pisani is one of the most reputable law firms in Colorado that can aggressively fight your charges to let you off the hook.

Our criminal defense lawyer, Steven J. Pisani, knows how shocking, embarrassing, and frightening felony charges in Colorado can be. He also understands that anyone can make a blunder – even good, upright citizens sometimes slip up and find themselves on the wrong side of the law. With that in mind, he will pursue your case with compassion, dedication, and an unmatched desire to win for you.

Get Help from The Law Offices of Steven J. Pisani

When you call Steven J. Pisani, you can rest assured that he will handle your defense personally. He will thoroughly examine all the evidence, including relevant facts, and mount a compelling defense in order to minimize the penalties you may otherwise face. Give him a call today.

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