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What is an Extraordinary Risk Crime in Weld County?

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

Colorado lawmakers have compiled a list of crimes that they feel present an extraordinary risk to the public. These crimes are called extraordinary risk crimes and carry harsher sentencing ranges. Here is an example: If you are charged with the class 1 misdemeanor Third Degree Assault extraordinary risk crime, instead of facing the presumptive class 1 misdemeanor range of 6 to 18 months in the Weld County Jail, you would be facing a 6 to 24-month sentence. Extraordinary risk crimes carry an extended maximum penalty.

List of Extraordinary Risk Crimes in Greeley, Colorado

Morgan County Felony Extraordinary Risk Crimes

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

Logan County Misdemeanor Extraordinary Risk Crimes

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

Weld County Sentencing Ranges for Extraordinary Risk Crimes

Below is a comparison of the Greeley, Erie, and Evans sentencing ranges for felonies and misdemeanors with and without the extraordinary risk crime designation:

Charge Level

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

Extraordinary Risk Crime Attorney: How a Greeley Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Help

Extraordinary risk crimes like Unlawful Sexual Contact and Third Degree Assault are overcharged because the wording of the law is so vague. Trust our affordable Greeley attorneys to carefully review the evidence and police reports in your case and present the case to a judge and district attorney to get you the best possible outcome.

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 Greeley criminal defense attorneys from the O’Malley Law Office at 970-616-6009 today. Together, we can protect your future.

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