Misdemeanor Offenses

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Many people tend to brush off a misdemeanor offense as not being serious. It’s true that misdemeanors are considered less serious than felonies, but they’re also nonetheless serious. While misdemeanor charges don’t immediately result in imprisonment—in contrast to felony charges—they can result in up to a year of local incarceration, and they’re not to be taken lightly. They also bring about some life-changing repercussions.

A misdemeanor on your record can be a roadblock to lots of career opportunities. It can also negatively impact your access to housing and financing. In some cases, even one misdemeanor conviction can make future brushes with the law more serious than they might otherwise be. With these long-term consequences, it’s best to have experienced criminal defense attorneys on your side, fighting for your rights.

At Snowmass Law, we have over two decades of experience fighting for the rights of the criminally accused. We provide top-notch legal support and aggressive representation to ensure that you come out on top. Our experienced criminal defense lawyer has extensive knowledge of the statutes and laws in Colorado, so we are the best ones to help you navigate the criminal justice system.

Understanding Colorado's Laws for Misdemeanor Crimes

A misdemeanor offense is the next step up from a petty offense and an infraction. Infractions and petty offenses often carry lighter penalties, such as tickets or fines. Here are some types of misdemeanor offenses per the state of Colorado’s laws:

  • General Misdemeanors – These include offenses like disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, stalking, internet crimes, and theft that involves items worth less than $2,000.
  • Driving Misdemeanors – These include offenses like exceeding the speed limit, reckless driving, careless driving, and knowingly conducting a speed contest with other drivers.
  • Drug Misdemeanors – These include offenses like the possession of marijuana with a weight of not more than 4 ounces, and the possession of schedule V substances.
  • Assault Misdemeanors – These include offenses like domestic violence, third-degree assault, child abuse, and knowingly or recklessly inflicting bodily injury on another person.
  • Sexual Misdemeanors – These include lesser crimes than their felony counterparts. They still come with lengthy, expensive treatment requirements and registration requirements.


In the Centennial State, misdemeanor crimes are classified into three depending on their severity. The penalty for each of them also depends on the severity. As the judge sees fit, it might include jail time or fines.

Class 1

This is the most serious and is punishable with a jail term of up to 364 days, and/or a fine of up to $1,000

Class 2

This carries a penalty of up to 120 days and/or a fine of up to $750.

What We Do to Protect Your Rights

At Snowmass Law, we understand that having a misdemeanor conviction on your record can bring forth negative repercussions. If you’re accused of committing a misdemeanor offense, we’re here to help you protect your rights and future. We have Arnie Mordkin, our criminal defense lawyer to provide you with the legal support that you need.

We understand that going through criminal charges can be emotionally and physically draining. With us, you don’t have to face criminal charges alone. We will provide you with top-notch legal counsel and aggressive representation to ensure the best results. We will:

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