What are class 3 misdemeanors in Colorado?
Class 3 misdemeanors are the lowest tier of Colorado misdemeanors. One level less serious than class 2 misdemeanors. And two levels less serious than class 1 misdemeanors. But despite being low-level offenses, class 3 misdemeanors hurt employment prospects.
Common examples are:
- Unlawful use of a driver’s license (CRS 42-2-136)
- Unlawful ownership of a dangerous dog (CRS 18-9-204.5) (1st offense)
- Disorderly conduct (CRS 18-9-106)
- Harassment (CRS 18-9-106)
- Prostitution (CRS 18-7-201)
- Criminally negligent child abuse causing no injury
- Fourth-degree arson (CRS 18-4-405)
- Theft (CRS 18-4-401) of property from $50 to $300
See the full list of class 3 misdemeanors.
What are class 3 misdemeanor penalties in Colorado?
- $50 to $750 in fines, and/or
- Up to 6 months in jail
The maximum jail sentence is 12 months if:
- The conviction is for reckless endangerment (CRS 18-3-208), and
- The victim was a mental health professional, and
- The victim was on duty at the Department of Human Services
Class 3 misdemeanors are not as serious as felonies. But some of them are crimes involving moral turpitude. Therefore, alien defendants may be vulnerable to deportation.
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