What will a misdemeanor do to your life? Getting the proper defense on your side can make a huge difference in how that question will be answered. Don't let a misdemeanor derail your life. We all make mistakes. James Newby is on your side.
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.
Misdemeanors are sometimes thought of as “minor” crimes, but the reality is that a Colorado misdemeanor conviction can have major long-term consequences. Not only could it put you behind bars for months and cost you thousands of dollars in fines, restitution, and legal fees, it can limit your career and educational opportunities and leave a stain on your reputation for years or decades to come.
If you find yourself charged with a crime in Colorado Springs – what do you do next?
In most misdemeanor cases, you will be given a summons and complaint requiring you to appear in Court. The time between the summons and ticket will usually be within a couple of weeks to a few months. In some cases you will arrested and taken to the local jail. If this is the case, you will have to post bond. If that is the case, you will be required to remain in jail until the next court date or post a bond. In felony cases, you will be arrested and required to post bond either through cash, a surety, or a personal recognizance bond.
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