Colorado Sentencing Overview


This Article is written for the layperson for ease of understanding. The Article is an overview of Adult Sentencing in Colorado (post 1993). The article is segmented into several parts. Part I relates to an overview of sentencing relating to felonies where alternative sentencing schemes is not applicable because the defendant is not eligible. Part II through VI will follow in periodic intervals.

It is hoped that this article is simple for most people to understand the dynamics in the sentencing scheme in Colorado. This Article is not expected or intended to cover every aspect of sentencing in Colorado. Therefore, it is advisable to consult with a competent attorney practicing in Colorado before evaluating or considering sentencing options in any specific case. This article is not intended to establish any attorney- client relationship. This article does not constitute the rendering or giving of any legal advice.

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