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If you're convicted of felony DUI, you'll serve time

With the passage of HB-17-1288, everyone convicted of felony DUI in Colorado will now have to go to jail. Governor John Hickenlooper signed the bill on June 6, 2017, and the law goes into effect on August 9, 2017. From that date forward, anyone who is convicted of a fourth or subsequent DUI will have to serve between 90 to 180 days in county jail with no time off for good behavior.

How many classes of crimes are there in Colorado?

There are many different levels of misdemeanors and felonies you could be charged with depending on the crime. There are six classes of felonies and three classes of misdemeanors. These classes don't include things like traffic infractions or unclassified misdemeanors or felonies.

Man accused of participating in Colorado Springs drug ring

Police arrested a 26-year-old man last week for his alleged involvement with a Colorado Springs drug ring. Allegedly, the man helped file 97 bogus prescriptions for drugs and helped remove 11,570 pills from area pharmacies. This most recent arrest marks the 25th arrest related to the alleged drug ring.

How can I defend myself against burglary charges in Colorado?

In the state of Colorado, burglary charges can lead to serious consequences upon conviction. Depending upon the nature and severity of the charges, the defendant could face several years in prison as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines. For example, a conviction on first-degree burglary charges in Colorado might mean up to 12 years imprisonment along with fines of up to $750,000.

Where does Colorado Springs rank in the state for violent crimes?

A study last year by RoadSnacks.net ranked the top ten cities in Colorado considered to be the most dangerous. Using the Uniform Crime Report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the study looked at the number of violent crimes and property crimes committed in the state. Data from 2013 had a heavier emphasis in the study than other years. Only cities with populations of over 5,000 people were in 2013 were included in the study

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