Updated April 8, 2020
1. What are class 2 misdemeanors in Colorado?
Class 2 misdemeanors are the middle tier of Colorado misdemeanors. One degree less serious than class 1 misdemeanors. And one degree more serious than class 3 misdemeanors. But even though they are less significant than felonies, class 2 misdemeanors still look bad on background checks. Common examples are:
- Criminal attempt (CRS 18-2-101) to commit a class 1 misdemeanor
- False imprisonment (CRS 18-3-303) (without force, threats, and detainment lasts less than 24 hours)
- Second-degree arson (CRS 18-4-103) (damage is less than $1,000)
- Theft (CRS 18-4-401) (value is at least $300 but less than $750)
- Criminal mischief (CRS 18-4-501) (damage amounts to at least $300 but less than $750)
- Second-degree criminal tampering (CRS 18-4-505)
- Obtaining signatures by deception
- Marrying a bigamist
- Keeping a place of prostitution (CRS 18-7-204)
- Criminal invasion of privacy (CRS 18-7-801)
- Resisting arrest (CRS 18-8-103)
See the full list of class 2 misdemeanors.
2. What are class 2 misdemeanor penalties in Colorado?
- 3 months to 12 months in jail, and/or
- $250 to $1,000 in fines
Certain class 2 misdemeanors are crimes involving moral turpitude. This means non-citizens convicted of them could be deported.
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