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What is an Extraordinary Risk Crime?

Have you been charged with an extraordinary risk crime? Read more about your charges and how a lawyer can help you with your Greeley case.

Certain misdemeanor and felony crimes have been classified as having an extra risk of harm to society, so the penalty for these crimes have been increased. For example, a normal class 1 misdemeanor is punishable by 6 to 18 months in the Larimer County Jail. But, if that class 1 misdemeanor is an extraordinary risk crime, then the punishment is 6 to 24 months in the Boulder County Jail. In the felony ranges, an extraordinary risk crime designation can add potential years to your prison sentence. So, which crimes are considered extraordinary risk crimes? Let’s find out.

List of Extraordinary Risk Crimes in Larimer County, Colorado

Felony Extraordinary Risk Crimes in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Estes Park:

  • Aggravated Robbery
  • Child Abuse
  • Unlawful Distribution, Manufacturing, Dispensing, Sale, or Possession of a Controlled Substance with the intent sell, distribute, manufacture, or dispense
  • Any crime of violence
  • Stalking
  • Sale or Distribution of Materials to Manufacture Controlled Substances
  • Felony Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification
  • Human Trafficking for Involuntary Servitude
  • Human Trafficking for Sexual Servitude

Misdemeanor Extraordinary Risk Crimes in Larimer, Boulder and Grand County:

  • Assault in the Third Degree
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Assault in the Second Degree
  • Sexual Assault in the Third Degree
  • Unlawful Sexual Contact
  • Child Abuse
  • Second or subsequent Violation of a Protection Order
  • Misdemeanor Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
  • Misdemeanor Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification

Sentencing Ranges for Fort Collins Extraordinary Risk Crimes

The extended sentencing ranges for extraordinary risk crimes applies to the above listed misdemeanor and felony charges. Let’s look at how the sentence is extended based on the misdemeanor or felony level:

Charge Level Normal Range Extraordinary Risk Range
Class 1 misdemeanor 6 – 18 months in the Larimer County Jail 6 – 24 months in the Larimer County Jail
Class 6 felony 12 – 18 months in the Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC) 1 – 2 years in DOC
Class 5 felony 1 – 3 years in DOC 1 – 4 years in DOC
Class 4 felony 2 – 6 years in DOC 2 – 8 years in DOC
Class 3 felony 4 – 12 years in DOC 4 – 16 years in DOC

I’ve Been Charged with an Extraordinary Risk Crime: How Can a Larimer County Attorney Help?

Many of the extraordinary risk crimes are overcharged. At the O’Malley Law Office we examine all the evidence in your case to find holes and point out the questionable items to the DA and court. We work hard to get you the best possible outcome, whether that means we take your case to trial or we come to a plea agreement where the chances of you getting an extended sentence is reduced.

If you or someone you love has been charged with an Extraordinary Risk Crime, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the best Fort Collins criminal defense attorneys from the O’Malley Law Office at 970-658-0007 today. Together, we can protect your future.

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