Telluride Felony Crimes Defense Lawyer

elony charges are the most serious level of charges the state of Colorado can file against someone. As such, felonies are associated with severe penalties, some of which may have lasting, even potentially lifelong, impacts.

Telluride Criminal Defense Attorney Jon R. Fee is highly experienced at defending clients against various felony crimes. Whether you are facing felony charges for a first or subsequent time, you can rely on Mr. Fee for:

  • Exceptional defense representation – As a former prosecutor, Mr. Fee is highly skilled at anticipating the prosecutor’s game plan and presenting the best defense for all types of felony cases, including those involving charges related to drug crimessex offensesproperty crimestraffic offensesviolent crimes and white collar crimes.
  • Guidance and support in navigating the complex criminal justice system – Mr. Fee knows how the system works, how it can break down and how to help his clients take the right steps to navigate the system as successfully as possible.
  • Personalized legal service – Mr. Fee cares about his clients, listening to them to understand their situation, concerns and objectives. He is also dedicated to providing meaningful, honest feedback so his clients are fully aware of the status and progress of their case – and so they can make the best decisions for them.
  • The best possible resolutions – With a background in psychology, Mr. Fee is extraordinarily effective at framing convincing defense cases. He knows how to present these cases to judges, juries and district attorneys in order to set cases up for the best possible outcomes

Have You or a Loved One Been Accused of a Felony Offense?

 Call (970) 335-9278 or Email the Law Office of Jon R. Fee, LLC For a Free, Confidential Consultation

Attorney Jon R. Fee is always available to discuss your situation and provide you with exceptional defense representation. While the firm’s office hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, Mr. Fee can meet you with during evenings and weekends, wherever you may be (including jail or another location).

What Are the Different Felony Classes in Colorado?

Colorado law has set forth six distinct felony categories, as detailed in the following table, with Class 1 felonies being reserved for the most serious crimes and Class 6 felonies being associated with the least serious felony offenses.

Felony Class Examples of Offenses
Class 1 Felony 1st degree murder &
1st degree kidnapping
Class 2 Felony 2nd degree murder &
sexual assault resulting in serious bodily harm
Class 3 Felony Vehicular homicide (involving driver impairment) &
1st degree assault (without heat of passion)
Class 4 Felony Vehicular homicide (with no driver impairment) & extortion
Class 5 Felony 3rd degree burglary &
criminal trespassing
Class 6 Felony Theft (of property valued at $2,000 to $5,000) & possession of forgery instruments

What Are the Possible Penalties for a Felony Conviction?

When felony cases end in conviction, the penalties that can be imposed will depend on various factors, like (but not necessarily restricted to):

  • The felony class associated with the charge – Multiple felony convictions in a single case will usually result in harsher sentences.
  • Whether the convicted individual has prior convictions – If so, more severe penalties can be imposed on those who are classified as “habitual offenders.”
  • Whether the case involved any factors that can trigger sentencing enhancers – These factors can include violent crimes, extraordinary risk crimes and crimes involving aggravating circumstances (like committing a crime while on parole).

The table below shows the presumptive, or standard, penalties for different felony classes (with the prison terms for extraordinary risk crimes listed in parentheses).

Felony Class

Prison Sentence
(Sentence for Extraordinary Risk Crimes)


Class 1 Felony

Life in prison or
Death Penalty


Class 2 Felony

8 to 24 years

$5,000 to $1,000,000

Class 3 Felony

4 to 12 years
(Up to 16 years)

$3,000 to $750,000

Class 4 Felony

2 to 6 years
(Up to 8 years)

$2,000 to $500,000

Class 5 Felony

1 to 3 years
(Up to 4 years)

$1,000 to $100,000

Class 6 Felony

12 to 18 months
(Up to 2 years)

Please be aware that Colorado courts have the discretion to sentence convicted felons to alternative penalties, like house arrest or drug treatment programs, depending on the circumstances of case.

How Can I Fight Felony Charges?

The details of your charges and case will determine your best options and defense strategies for fighting the felony charges you face. Telluride Felony Defense Attorney Jon R. Fee is ready to analyze the specifics of your case and clearly explain your defense options in a no-cost, no-obligations consultation.

Generally speaking, however, some viable options for fighting felony charges may include arguing and proving that:

  • The accused has been mistakenly or wrongly identified as the perpetrator.
  • The prosecutor’s evidence is insufficient, circumstantial, conflicting and/or unreliable.
  • The rights of the accused were violated during the investigation.

 Call (970) 335-9278 or Email the Law Office of Jon R. Fee, LLC For a Free, Confidential Consultation

Strategic and tireless, Attorney Jon R. Fee is skilled at defending clients inside and outside the courtroom. Mr. Fee is focused on achieving the best possible resolutions for his clients, whether that means seeking alternatives to trial, conviction and/or incarceration – or battling it out in court.

Telluride Criminal Defense Lawyer Jon R. Fee is licensed to practice in the states of Colorado and Maryland, as well as in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. His longstanding record of extraordinary defense representation and success has earned him a 5-star rating on Facebook.