Continuing from Colorado Extraordinary Risk Crimes (Part 1), the following is some further information regarding Colorado extraordinary risk crimes. While Part 1 of this blog was concentrated on the definition and types of Colorado extraordinary risk crimes, as defined by a 2011 change to Colorado criminal statutes, here in Part 2, we will focus on the specific types of punishments that can be handed down for extraordinary risk crimes upon conviction, depending on the felony class of the crime.

The following table outlines the maximum possible prison time and fines that can be handed down for extraordinary risk crimes versus other felonies, according to Colorado law.

Felony Classification Prison Time for Extraordinary Risk Crimes
(in years)
Prison Time for Non-Extraordinary Risk Crimes(in years) Fines*
(in U.S. $)
Class 3 Felony




Class 4 Felony




Class 5 Felony




Class 6 Felony




*Note: The maximum possible fines for felony convictions will be the same regardless of whether the crime is classified as a Colorado extraordinary risk crime.


Denver Criminal Defense Lawyers

The authorities take allegations of extraordinary risk crimes, particularly those that allegedly involve victims who are children, extremely seriously, and these charges – even if a person is ultimately acquitted of them – can have a devastating impact on a person’s personal and professional life. If you or a loved one has been accused of any extraordinary risk crime in Denver, you will need an experienced defense attorney who is dedicated to defending your rights.

At the Law Office of Andres R. Guevara, our skilled Denver criminal defense lawyers are committed to providing the accused with the best possible defense and to working tirelessly to helping them resolve their case as favorably as possible. To learn more about your legal rights and receive expert advice on how to proceed with your case, contact us at (720) 379-8262.