Denver Felony Defense Lawyer
A Felony Charge in Colorado Demands the Toughest Defense Possible Defense
In Colorado, there are two major categories of
criminal offenses—misdemeanors and felonies. Misdemeanors generally include less serious
crimes, such as theft of property less than $500 and trespassing. Although
misdemeanors are considered to be relatively minor offenses, a misdemeanor
conviction is punishable by up to one year in jail and hefty fines.
Needless to say, a felony charge is a serious business with tough penalties
and potentially crippling long-term consequences. If you are facing a
felony conviction in Colorado, you’ll need the most aggressive criminal
defense strategy possible. Our team of Denver attorneys for felony charges
knows how to defend you aggressively in court.
Felony Offense in Colorado
Felonies, on the other hand, are handled much more seriously, punishable
by a minimum of one year of prison, and the lifelong classification of
being a convicted felon. As a convicted felon, you may have trouble securing
jobs and housing in the future. In addition, your felony conviction can
carry a variety of other negative consequences, including driver’s
license revocation and the inability to vote or receive government aid.
Aggressive Felony Defense Attorney
Kevin Cahill has been defending clients facing felony charges in Denver, Glendale,
Englewood, and beyond for years, earning himself a reputation as one of
the area’s leading authorities in criminal law. Mr. Cahill has the
experience, skills, and know-how necessary to fight against even the most
serious felony charges. With Kevin in your corner, you may be able to
have your charges reduced – or even dropped altogether.
Types of Felonies in Colorado
Felonies are the most serious category of crimes and the only types of
offenses where confinement in state prison – as opposed to a city
or county jail – is likely. In rare cases, felonies are punished
by the death penalty in Colorado. Felony convictions that don’t
result in a prison sentence or death penalty nearly always involve some
kind of supervised probation, county jail sentence, or community corrections
facility sentence. You need a felony defense lawyer on your side no matter
what type of felony you have been charged with when the stakes are this high.
Below, we’ve listed some of the most common types of felonies in Colorado:
General felonies. A broad range of criminal offenses can fall under the category of general
felonies, including arson, burglary, forgery, and stalking.
Drug felonies. Drug felonies can include the unlawful use, possession, or sale of a controlled
substance, such as heroin, cocaine, or crystal meth.
Assault felonies. This category of felonies may include child abuse, criminally negligent
homicide, manslaughter, murder, and domestic violence.
Sexual felonies. These types of offenses share important common elements, and can include
crimes such as sexual assault, sexual assault on a child, internet sexual
exploitation of a child, and indecent exposure.
Driving felonies. Driving felonies include vehicular assault and vehicular homicide.
A felony conviction of any kind carries the potential for lengthy prison
sentences and devastating consequences. The stigma of being a convicted
felon can follow you around for the rest of your life, preventing you
from getting jobs, renting homes, and forming relationships. When it comes
to felony charges in Colorado, you can’t afford to fight alone.
You need a felony defense attorney in Denver – and a good one.
Mr. Kevin Cahill is backed by a top legal team and years of experience
handling cases in Englewood, Glendale, and other areas of South Denver.
When you contact Mr. Cahill, he can help you understand your circumstances
and help you develop a strong and informed defense strategy. With his
help, you can greatly improve the chances of a more positive outcome for
Classification of Felony Charges in Colorado
If you are charged with a felony in or around Denver, it will be classified
as Class 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. These numbers tell you how seriously your
alleged crime is being taken and how severe your potential punishment could be.
Class 1 felonies. Class 1 felonies are the most serious class of felonies, punishable by
life imprisonment or death. An example of a type of Class 1 felony is
Class 2 felonies. These types of felonies may be punishable by a minimum of eight years in
prison and a minimum fine of $5,000. One example of a Class 2 felony is
the sale of Schedule I or Schedule II drugs.
Class 3 felonies. These types of felonies are punishable by at least four years in prison
and $3,000 in fines. Soliciting children for prostitution is one example
of a Class 3 felony.
Class 4 felonies. The penalties for Class 4 felonies include a minimum of two years in prison
and a fine of at least $2,000. One example of a Class 4 felony is sexual assault.
Class 5 felonies. In Colorado, Class 5 felonies are punishable by at least one year in prison
and a fine of $1,000 or more. An example of a Class 5 felony is the theft
of property from a person.
Class 6 felonies. Class 6 felonies are the least serious crime in Colorado and may include
sentences of a minimum of one year in prison and $1,000 in fines. An example
of a Class 6 felony includes possession of no more than two grams of meth.
Regardless of class, all felonies face harsh punishments in Colorado. On
top of prison time and fines, convicted felons may lose certain rights,
including the right to possess a firearm or ammunition for a firearm ever
again. Given the severity of the penalties, you shouldn’t risk walking
into a South Denver court unprepared.
If you choose him to represent you in your case, Kevin Cahill will be your
most powerful ally in criminal court, working tirelessly to defend your
rights and freedoms. With his knowledgeable counsel, you will better your
chances of having a positive outcome.
Kevin Cahill—Experienced Denver Felony Attorney
An expert felony defense lawyer can provide you with the preparation you
need, from gathering evidence to developing a sound strategy to bring
to court. There are numerous strategies that may lessen your sentence
or help convince the court of your innocence, such as proving the state
violated your civil rights during the investigation or demonstrating that
the state doesn’t have sufficient evidence to prove you committed
the crime in the first place. Knowledge of these strategies and an intimate
familiarity with the ins and outs of criminal law in Colorado is essential
to ensure the best possible outcome for your case.
Kevin Cahill is well aware of such strategies and the nuances of criminal
law in our state, having worked as a Denver felony attorney for many years
and successfully handled many felony cases. Regardless of the charges
facing you, Mr. Cahill will work to defend you with compassion, expertise,
Take the first step towards protecting your rights, freedom, and future—
contact the Law Office of Kevin Cahill today. To schedule your free consultation
with our felony lawyer, call (720) 548-2990.