Being charged with a felony may be one of the most traumatic experiences a person can go through. The best thing someone can do when they are facing criminal charges is to hire an experienced criminal attorney. If you are facing criminal charges you should speak to more than one Denver criminal defense attorney. Ask them how long they have been practicing and in what practice area. Ask them if they have any expertise in an area. You can also check if a lawyer you are considering is in good standing by going to the Colorado Supreme Court website. Mrs. Tafoya-Modi has the experience it takes to know when a case should be plea bargained or when it should be presented to a jury. She is not afraid to take your case to a jury if that is what justice requires.
How Serious Are These Charges?
Colorado felony charges are organized into classes, from the most serious Class 1 felonies to the less serious Class 6 felonies. While Class 6 felonies are less serious than Class 1 felonies, they do carry the possibility of significant prison time, and should never be taken lightly.
If you have been charged with a felony in Colorado, or if you believe that you will be, you need to speak with an experienced Denver criminal defense lawyer immediately. Your defense attorney will make sure that your rights are protected as you speak to police, prosecutors, or anyone else involved in the investigation. In some cases, investigators may obtain evidence illegally, or otherwise abuse your civil rights. If this happens, Mrs. Tafoya-Modi will fight to have your charges dismissed.
Mrs. Tafoya-Modi is a fierce advocate for all of her clients, working hard to get the best possible outcome to a situation that no one wants to be in. She believes that compassion for her clients is a key part of her role as a criminal defense attorney, and will do everything possible to have your charges dismissed or to earn an acquittal at trial. Even in the event of a conviction, Mrs. Tafoya-Modi will fight to get the most lenient penalty possible, working hard to prevent any jail sentence.
What Are the Possible Consequences?
While there are many factors involved in sentencing in the event of a conviction, there are general guidelines based the Class of felony.
Felony Classification Presumptive Sentence Range Class 1 Felony Life Imprisonment or Death Class 2 Felony 8 – 24 Years Class 3 Felony 4 – 12 Years Class 4 Felony 2 – 6 Years Class 5 Felony 1 – 3 Years Class 6 Felony 12 – 18 Months
The Presumptive sentence range is a sentencing baseline. At the time of sentencing, extenuating factors can result in a longer or shorter sentence, or possibly a suspended sentence. Extenuating circumstances may involve details of your case that make it unusual, or even your general demeanor and attitude through throughout the process.
Whatever the felony charges against you, call Denver criminal defense attorney Alaurice Tafoya-Modi to protect your rights and your future. From Simple drug possession to sex offenses and murder, Mrs. Tafoya-Modi has the legal expertise and thorough understanding of the system that you need to protect yourself. For your FREE CONSULTATION call Alaurice Tafoya-Modi at (303)813-1100.