Colorado Felony Defense Lawyer
Colorado Springs Felony Defense Attorney
If you are facing Colorado felony charges, we can help. At The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., we have more than ten years of experience, which we have devoted to defending clients charged with crimes, including felonies. Our Colorado Springs felony defense lawyers are ready to put that experience to work for you.
According to United States law, a felony is a crime for which an individual can be punished with at least one year in prison if convicted. A felony charge is more severe than a misdemeanor charge, which can be grounds for imprisonment of up to but not more than a year. States classify felonies according to letter grades based on severity. Each classification carries a maximum possible sentence, and these classifications are set by state legislatures, such that the judicial system does not have to come up with a minimum/maximum punishment for every particular kind of crime.
Common Colorado felony charges:
- Massive fraud
- Treason against United States
- Aggravated assault and battery
- Internet sex crimes against minors
- Evasion of federal taxes
- Grand theft auto
- Criminal racketeering
- Rape and sexual assault
- Certain drug violations
- Certain severe traffic violations (e.g. hit and run accidents)
The felony/misdemeanor distinction that we have in the United States doesn't exist in every country whose legal system is based on Western jurisprudence -- other countries use other distinctions, such as "summary" crimes and "indictable" crimes.
Upon conviction, a felon can lose a number of rights, including the right to serve on a jury, the right to vote, the right to carry firearms (under certain circumstances), and the right to seal a criminal record. If convicted of a felony in the United States, a foreign national can be deported. Convicted felons may also have a difficult time getting licenses, obtaining insurance, finding employment, finding housing, and getting loans and grants. Moreover, the felon will likely face punitive actions that can run the gamut from probation to jail time to death (in extremely severe cases).
Given the monumental stakes, if you or a loved one has been accused of a felony charge, you need an active legal defense. Learn more about The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. of Colorado Springs, Colorado and their Colorado felony defense attorneys here at our criminal defense website, or dial (719) 475-2555 to book an appointment with Mr. Bussey ASAP.