Class 4 Felonies in Colorado (C.R.S. 18-1.3-401)
(Explained by Colorado criminal defense attorneys)

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A subsection of class 4 felonies in Colorado are classified as posing an extraordinary risk.

What are class 4 felonies in Colorado?

Colorado law divides felonies into six categories, from class 1 to class 6. Like it sounds, class 4 felonies are the fourth most serious category of Colorado felonies. Moreover, class 4 felonies are further subdivided into two sub-classes:

  1. Class 4 felonies, and
  2. Class 4 extraordinary risk felonies

According to Colorado law, extraordinary risk felonies present a high probability of harm to society.

Class 4 felonies

Common examples of class 4 felonies in Colorado include:

See the official list of Colorado class 4 felonies.

Class 4 extraordinary risk felonies

Common examples of class 4 felonies with extraordinary risk in Colorado include:

What are class 4 felony penalties in Colorado?

The punishment hinges on whether the offense is classified in Colorado as a class 4 felony with or without extraordinary risk. Note that if the defendant already has two or more felony convictions (in any state), he/she will not be eligible to receive a fine instead of incarceration. Rather, he/she will be sentenced to at least the minimum prison sentence and may receive a fine in addition to prison.

Class 4 felony penalties

The minimum penalty for class 4 felonies is:

  • 2 years in prison and/or $2,000 in fines

The maximum penalty for class 4 felonies is:

  • 6 years in prison and/or $500,000 in fines

There is also a mandatory parole period of 3 years.

Extraordinary risk class 4 felony penalties

The minimum penalty for class 4 extraordinary risk felonies is:

  • 2 years in prison and/or $2,000 in fines

The maximum penalty for class 4 extraordinary risk felonies is:

  • 8 years in prison and/or $500,000 in fines

There is also a mandatory parole period of 3 years.

Other class 4 felonies facts in Colorado

People charged with a class 4 felony in Colorado have the constitutional right to a jury trial of twelve people. (With the court's approval, the defendant can choose to have a bench trial--with only a judge--or a smaller jury of at least six people.) Depending on the defendant's specific charge, the defendant might be able to have the case sealed from his/her criminal record.

Several class 4 felonies are deportable offenses or crimes involving moral turpitude. For that reason, non-citizens convicted of some class 4 felonies can be deported.

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