Many people ask me what is the difference between a felony vs misdemeanor in Colorado? In this post, I will explain the key differences that define these types of crimes.
In the Colorado criminal courts, there are three categories of criminal charges: infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies.
Infractions are minor offenses that are often traffic related, such as speeding or failing to stop at a red light. The penalty for an infraction is usually a small fine and will never include jail time.
Both misdemeanors and felonies are bigger offenses that could be punishable by incarceration. There are times that the classification of the crime will depend on its severity and other outside factors.
Understanding the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony is important for anyone in Colorado Springs who might be faced with either type of offense.
Have you been arrested and charged with a DUI? If so, there’s a good chance this is your first contact with the Colorado Springs criminal justice system. If so, this may be the first time you’ve needed a criminal defense lawyer. And you need one fast.
How do you find the best DUI lawyer in Colorado Springs? You start by asking the right questions during your DUI lawyer free consultation. Keep reading to view the list of 12 questions you want to ask each DUI lawyer you interview before you choose.
Are you here because you searched on “cheap criminal defense attorneys near me?”
In these days of mobile searching, Google often recommends that you add “near me” to the end of your search terms.
So, this week’s blog includes “near me” as a keyword in the article. It helps my site get found.
But the real topic of this blog is the pitfalls of hiring a “cheap attorney” (also a popular search phrase).
All criminal lawyers in Colorado Springs share some of the same qualities: every one of them went to law school, passed the bar exam, and got their law license.
Beyond that, however, there can be a world of difference between the hundreds of choices you have after you have been arrested and charged with a crime.
When you’ve been arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Colorado Springs, one person stands between you and a loss of your driving privileges. One person stands between you and thousands of dollars and time spent behind bars away from your family. One person stands between you and a stain on your reputation that can haunt you for decades to come: your DUI defense attorney.
Given what’s at stake, choosing the best DUI attorney in Colorado Springs for you is no small undertaking.
You need to begin the process of finding and hiring your DUI defense lawyer as soon as possible after you’ve been charged. As you begin your search, here are some tips for selecting the attorney who will stand up for you and stand between you and all the harsh consequences of a DUI conviction.
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James Newby Law
102 S. Tejon Street, Suite 1100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Hours: M-F 8:30am - 5:00pm