Telluride Misdemeanor Crimes Defense Lawyer

Misdemeanor criminal charges, while less serious than felonies, can still come with harsh penalties that may jeopardize your family, career, reputation and/or freedom. However, strong, strategic defense representation from an experienced lawyer – like Telluride Criminal Defense Attorney Jon R. Fee – can help you:

  • Determine, build and present the best possible defense for your case
  • Effectively challenge and/or refute the prosecutor’s allegations
  • Fight for the best possible outcome to your misdemeanor case.

Mr. Fee is highly experienced at representing clients in various types of misdemeanor cases, including those involving allegations of drug crimes, sex crimes, traffic offenses, property crimes, violent crimes and white collar crimes.

As a former prosecutor and skilled litigator, Mr. Fee has insight to anticipate and counter the prosecutor’s arguments and evidence. He can help the accused protect their rights and interests and successfully navigate the criminal justice system

Have You or a Loved One Been Accused of a Misdemeanor 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 ready to discuss your situation and provide you with exceptional defense representation, day or night. While the firm’s office hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, Mr. Fee is available evenings and weekends to meet and defend clients. He can meet you at jail or another location (if you’re driving privileges have been suspended or revoked).

What Are the Different Misdemeanor Classes in Colorado?

Misdemeanors are categorized into five different classes by Colorado law, with Class 1 misdemeanors being associated with more serious offenses and Class 3 misdemeanors reserved for lesser offenses. The table below presents some examples of the different levels of Colorado misdemeanor offenses.

Misdemeanor Class

Examples of Offense
Class 1 Misdemeanor
(Extraordinary Risk)

3rd degree assault, failure to register as a sex offender & child abuse

Class 1 Misdemeanor

Theft (of property valued at $750 to $2,000) & patronizing a prostitute

Class 2 Misdemeanor

Resisting arrest & theft (of property valued at $300 to $750)
Class 3 Misdemeanor

Prostitution & pandering

Unclassified Misdemeanor

Littering & some gambling offenses

What Are the Penalties for Misdemeanor Convictions in Colorado?

Upon conviction, misdemeanors can come with a range of possible penalties, which will vary according to factors like (but not necessarily restricted to):

  • The level of the charge(s)
  • Whether convict has prior convictions
  • Whether the case involved aggravating factors or an extraordinary risk crime.

The presumptive, or standard, penalties for different misdemeanor offenses are shown in the table below.

Misdemeanor Class

Jail Time Fines
Class 1 Misdemeanor
(Extraordinary Risk)

6 mos. to 24 mos.

$500 to $5,000

Class 1 Misdemeanor

6 mos. to 18 mos.

Class 2 Misdemeanor

3 mos. to 12 mos.

$250 to $1,000

Class 3 Misdemeanor

Up to 6 mos. $50 to $750
Unclassified Misdemeanor

Varies by offense, with the specific penalties laid out by the law defining that offense

It’s crucial to be aware that alternatives to jail time may be available – and that Telluride Attorney Jon R. Fee can help you:

  • Determine whether you qualify for an alternative (like house arrest, work release or probation)
  • Seek the available alternative(s) that will work best for you.

How Can I Fight Misdemeanor Charges?

The best way to fight misdemeanor charges will be determined by the details and evidence associated with your case. While Mr. Fee can point out your best defense options (in a free, no-obligation consultation), in general, some effective strategies for misdemeanor defense cases can include arguing that:

  • The defendant has been wrongly identified as the perpetrator.
  • During the arrest and/or investigation, the rights of the accused were violated, and/or police made procedural mistakes.
  • The prosecution’s evidence is weak and/or unreliable.

Contact Experienced Telluride Criminal Defense Attorney Jon R. Fee

If you or a loved one has been accused of any misdemeanor crime, contact experienced Telluride Criminal Defense Attorney Jon R. Fee for essential legal advice and superior defense representation.

Call (970) 335-9278 or Email the Firm for a Free, Confidential Consultation.

Strategic, focused and tireless, Attorney Jon R. Fee has a deep understanding of how the criminal justice system works, how it can break down and how to successfully guide his clients through the system. He is highly skilled at devising and presenting persuasive defense cases for various types of misdemeanors, setting them up for the best possible outcomes.

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.