Serious Defense Counsel For Serious Felony Offenses
The label “felony” is applied to the crimes that are considered the most serious in our society. A person may be accused of a felony in state court, federal court or both. No matter the court, the accused faces harsh punishments if convicted, including the possibility of life in prison or even the death penalty in certain cases. If you are accused of a serious crime, you deserve a lawyer who has experience handling high-pressure trials and coming out victorious.
Colorado Springs Felony Defense Attorneys
You can find that lawyer at The Foley Law Firm, where attorney David Foley has more than 15 years of experience handling felony cases in state and federal courts throughout Colorado. He prosecuted many felony offenders early in his career, so he understands how prosecutors approach these cases. Now, as a defense lawyer, he provides strong, intelligent defenses to people in Colorado Springs and across the state who stand to lose everything if convicted.
Handling A Range Of Felony Offenses
Mr. Foley has experience defending people against a broad range of state and federal felonies in Colorado. Reach out to him if you or someone you love is charged with:
- Murder/homicide or manslaughter
- Robbery or armed robbery
- Aggravated theft, grand theft or other felony theft crimes
- Making terroristic threats
- Drug crimes such as drug trafficking, importing drugs, unlawful possession of controlled substances
- Felony assault or felony battery
- Repeat DUI, vehicular assault or vehicular homicide
- Weapons trafficking
Everyone deserves a defense, no matter what crime is alleged. The Foley Law Firm in Colorado Springs is here for you when you need someone on your side, someone who will help you stand up against the power of the state and its prosecutors.
What Is A Felony In Colorado?
Like other states, Colorado divides crimes into two categories: misdemeanors and felonies. Under Colorado law, misdemeanors are those crimes carrying potential penalties of 18 months or less in county or city jail. Felonies, on the other hand, are those Colorado state crimes carrying potential penalties of one year or more in prison. Federal felonies also carry potential penalties of one year or more in prison.
Colorado has six levels of felonies:
Class 1 — Punishable by life in prison or the death penalty.
Class 2 — Punishable by eight to 24 years in prison and a fine of $5,000 to $1,000,000.
Class 3 — Punishable by four to 12 years in prison and a fine of $3,000 to $750,000.
Class 4 — Punishable by two to six years in prison and a fine of $2,000 to $500,000.
Class 5 — Punishable by one to three years in prison and a fine of $1,000 to $100,000.
Class 6 — Punishable by 12 to 18 months in prison and a fine of $1,000 to $100,000.
A Private Defense Lawyer Or Public Defender? The Choice Is Up To You.
If you have been charged with a felony crime in Colorado, you need strong and effective defense representation. First of all, the stakes are high. Your case will be handled by an experienced and aggressive prosecutor who will do everything in his or her power to convict you. The state has virtually unlimited financial and investigative resources that it can deploy against you.
Faced with these challenges, there are several reasons why you should consider hiring an experienced private defense attorney rather than a public defender:
While there are many dedicated public defenders in Colorado, they tend to have heavy caseloads and are overworked. Consequently, the public defender assigned to your case may not be able to devote the time and effort that your case deserves. What’s more, many public defenders are working in their first jobs and may not have a comprehensive understanding of the Colorado courts and the rules of procedure, or have access to resources that can aid your defense effort.
By contrast, David Foley has years of experience as both a prosecutor and a private defense lawyer. He knows the Colorado court system. When it can help your case, he can retain investigators, forensic evidence specialists and other professionals who can uncover information beneficial to your cause.
David Foley will fight for your rights and freedom every step of the way.
Facing Felony Charges In Colorado? Call David W. Foley Today
Do not hesitate to seek legal advice if you are charged with any felony in Colorado Springs or the surrounding area. Your future depends on the actions you take now. Call The Foley Law Firm for a consultation today at 719-377-4024 or you can contact Mr. Foley via email.
Mr. Foley can visit you or your loved one in jail if necessary.