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Colorado felonies and penalties vary based on several factors

If you are facing a criminal charge in Colorado, you probably have a lot of questions. Many of these can be answered by your legal counsel, while others you can get answers to if you know what suspects of various crimes may face in a court of law.

2 ways you could unknowingly commit a felony crime

Ignorance of the law isn't a defense. If it were, we could ignore all laws and -- after getting arrested and accused of a crime -- achieve a verdict of not guilty simply by claiming that we didn't realize we were doing anything wrong. That said, there are many felony crimes that people commit without ever realizing it. Here are two examples:

When is it a crime to have a plastic bag in my pocket?

Believe it or not, there are certain circumstances when possessing a completely innocuous item, such as a plastic bag or a piece of tinfoil, is actually a crime. It all boils down to drug paraphernalia possession and the context in which you possess certain items that -- given any other context -- would be perfectly fine to have on your person.

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.

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