What are class 1 felonies in Colorado?
Colorado law subdivides felonies into six categories, from class 1 to class 6. Class 1 felonies are the most serious category of Colorado felonies, and they carry the harshest punishment. Examples of Colorado class one felonies include:
- The Colorado crime of first-degree murder
- The Colorado crime of first-degree kidnapping
- The Colorado crime of assault during escape (with intent to commit bodily injury with deadly weapon force)
- The Colorado crime of treason
What are class 1 felony penalties in Colorado?
The minimum sentence for class 1 felonies is:
- Life in prison
The maximum sentence for class 1 felonies is:
Note that there is no mandatory parole period for a class 1 felony in Colorado.
Other class 1 felony facts in Colorado
People charged with a class 1 felony in Colorado have the constitutional right to a jury trial of twelve jurors. Class 1 felonies are considered deportable offenses or crimes involving moral turpitude. As a result, aliens who are convicted of class 1 felonies are vulnerable to being thrown out of the country in the unlikely event they are released from prison.
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