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Experienced Felony Attorney in Colorado Springs

“Have you ever been convicted of a felony? If yes, please explain.”

You may have come across this question on a job application, or when seeking a loan, life insurance or government benefits. If you’ve been charged with a felony in Colorado Springs, how you would answer that question in the future – and whether your future includes significant prison time – hangs in the balance.

We understand how you feel. You are frustrated and scared because you are…

Facing years behind bars in a Colorado State Prison, thousands of dollars in fines, and a burden you will carry for decades.

Afraid of losing your family and your future.

Confused about what to do next.

In desperate need of legal help and peace of mind.

Your fight for freedom starts now!


Get your questions answered.


Three seasoned criminal attorneys with winning track records.


Former Colorado Springs prosecutors that know the system.


Free initial consultation.


We promptly return all phone calls.


Thousands of cases resolved.

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Build a Smart Team

You don’t have to – and shouldn’t – face the Colorado felony prosecution process alone. The stakes are just too high. A felony conviction can result in prison time and long-term employment and housing issues. You need a felony attorney in Colorado Springs today to ease your mind, find a path forward, protect your freedom, and preserve your future.

Can Felony Charges be Reduced in Colorado?

Yes, felony charges can be reduced and even dismissed. Making this happen comes down to the experience, skill, and creativity of your criminal defense attorney.

The best criminal defense attorneys in Colorado Springs, especially those who used to be local prosecutors themselves, know how to fight felony charges. They know the Colorado Springs and El Paso County courts, judges, and prosecutors.

Even if it looks like the evidence is stacked against you, there is a good chance that you will be able to negotiate a plea bargain that may result in having your felony charges reduced.

Get the “Former Prosecutor” Advantage

You have a powerful advantage when you hire a criminal lawyer with local prosecutor experience. Every attorney at our criminal law firm is a former Colorado Springs prosecutor. This gives you a big advantage because your attorney knows how to negotiate with the local prosecutors to arrange plea agreements that result in lesser charges and fewer consequences.


Felony Defense Results

Felony DUI

The felony charges were all dismissed, leaving only minor traffic charges.

Attempted Murder

Charges reduced to menacing and a 1-year deferred sentence. Eligible for complete dismissal and sealing.

Felony assault

Case dismissed on the day of trial. Sealed from the record.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of lawyer defends felony charges?

If you are facing felony charges in Colorado Springs, then you need to hire a criminal defense lawyer that has experience with the Colorado Springs felony criminal court system. 

How much does a felony defense attorney cost?

Every felony defense case is different. While it is impossible to say how much a criminal defense lawyer will cost in your particular case, our focus on your protecting your freedom extends to providing exceptional felony defense representation at a reasonable price.

Schedule a free consultation.

What are the penalties for a felony?

If you’re convicted of a felony and are sentenced to serve time, you will likely be sentenced to over a year behind bars which you will serve in one of Colorado’s 24 state prisons located throughout the state.

For each of Colorado’s six felony classes, the Colorado legislature has established a “presumptive range” of penalties that can be imposed upon conviction:

Class 6 Felony:
12 to 18 months in prison
fine of $1,000 to $100,000
1 year of parole.

Class 5 Felony:
1 to 3 years in prison
fine of $1,000 to $100,000
2 years of parole.

Class 4 Felony:
2 to 6 years in prison
fine of $2,000 to $500,000
3 years of parole.

Class 3 Felony:
4 to 12 years in prison
fine of $3,000 to $750,000
5 years of parole.

Class 2 Felony:
8 to 24 years in prison
fine of $5,000 to $1,000,000
5 years of parole.

Class 1 Felony:
Life imprisonment or death.
no fines
no parole

Judges may impose sentences beyond the presumptive range for certain types of felonies or felonies committed under specific circumstances. Generally, an enhanced sentence greater than the maximum of the presumptive range may be imposed if the felony was:

  • a crime of violence
  • an “extraordinary risk” crime
  • committed by someone who is a “habitual criminal”
  • committed against an “at-risk” victim
  • committed with aggravating circumstances

Felony Defense Resources

When Is A DUI a Felony In Colorado?

Colorado takes DUI charges seriously, and so should you. Under what circumstances is your DUI a felony in Colorado? What penalties do you face if convicted?


Don’t Let a Felony Conviction Ruin Your Life

Unless you are willing to accept the maximum penalties for a felony conviction, it is in your best interests to hire a qualified felony defense attorney in Colorado Springs to guide you through the system.

I know from being on both sides of defending and prosecuting felony cases that no matter how grim a situation may look, no matter how much it may seem that prosecutors have you dead to rights, there are almost always ways to fight the charges.

A local criminal lawyer with prosecutor experience knows how to challenge your charges, including the pursuit of case dismissal, plea bargain negotiations, and trying the case in court.

The smartest thing you can do right now is to speak to a criminal defense lawyer in Colorado Springs. The call and initial consultation are free so you have nothing to lose. Schedule the call now.