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Exception: If a person conspires to commit a felony which is defined by any statute other than one contained in Title 18 (Colorado’s Criminal Code) and for which conspiracy no penalty is specifically provided, he or she is guilty of a class 6 felony.1
To see the presumptive range of prison sentences and fines applicable to each class of felony, please see our article on Colorado Felony Sentencing.
2. Penalties for conspiracy to commit a Colorado drug felony
Conspiracy to commit a Colorado drug felony can be punished by as little as 6 months or as much as 8 years in prison. Our article on Colorado Felony Sentencing sets for the presumptive prison sentences and fines for Colorado drug felonies.
3. Penalties for conspiracy to commit a Colorado misdemeanor or petty offense
Misdemeanors and petty offenses are less serious criminal offenses that can be punished by a fine and/or time in Colorado jail.
4. Penalties for conspiracy to commit a Colorado drug misdemeanor
Except as otherwise provided by law, conspiracy to commit a drug misdemeanor, regardless of class, is a level 2 drug misdemeanor.6 Starting March 1, 2020, the punishment is:
Probation of up to 1 year;
Possibly 120 days in jail; and
Up to $500
But for a 3rd or subsequent offense, up to 180 days in jail.
5. Mandatory violent crime enhancement
Certain offenses are designated by law as Colorado “crimes of violence.” These are crimes that involve the use of a deadly weapon, result in serious bodily injury or death, or are committed against an “at-risk” defendant (such as someone with a disability).
18-2-201 (4.5) C.R.S. provides:
Conspiracy to commit any crime for which a court is required to sentence a defendant for a crime of violence in accordance with section 18-1.3-406 is itself a crime of violence for the purposes of that section.
Committing or conspiring to commit a crime of violence will subject you to an enhanced prison sentence and mandatory prison time.
If you or someone you know has been charged under Colorado’s conspiracy laws, we invite you to contact us for a free consultation.
Our caring Denver criminal defense attorneys understand that there are at least two sides to every story. Our job is to present yours so as to give you the best defense to your Colorado conspiracy charges.
To schedule your free consultation, fill out the form on this page, or call us at:
Colorado Legal Defense Group 4047 Tejon Street Denver, CO 80211 (303) 222-0330
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