In Colorado crimes are generally divided up into two categories — felonies and misdemeanors. Felonies are considered more serious crimes and therefore they’re punishable up to one year or more in a state prison. Misdemeanors, on the other hand, are considered less serious, so their punishment can vary depending on the facts of the case.
For some instances, they can be a simple probation or fines, and the punishment can go all the way up to a maximum of two years in a local county jail. Regardless of what you’re charged with or what punishment you’re facing, it is always recommended that you seek out an experienced criminal defense attorney.