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State of Colorado. 2013 ‘Offenses Relating to Firearms and Weapons - Felonies Classified.’ Colorado Revised Statutes (Criminal Code); Title 18, Article 1.3 (Part 4, Section 18-1.3-401). Denver, CO: Colorado General Assembly. 15 December

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Section 18-1.3-401. Felonies classified - presumptive penalties

(1) (a) (I) As to any person sentenced for a felony committed after July 1, 1979, and before July 1, 1984, felonies are divided into five classes which are distinguished from one another by the following presumptive ranges of penalties which are authorized upon conviction:

Class: Presumptive Range

1) Life imprisonment or death

2) Eight to twelve years plus one year of parole

3) Four to eight years plus one year of parole

4) Two to four years plus one year of parole

5) One to two years plus one year of parole

(II) As to any person sentenced for a felony committed on or after July 1, 1984, and before July 1, 1985, felonies are divided into five classes which are distinguished from one another by the following presumptive ranges of penalties which are authorized upon conviction:

Class: Presumptive Range

1) Life imprisonment or death

2) Eight to twelve years

3) Four to eight years

4) Two to four years

5) One to two years

(III) (A) As to any person sentenced for a felony committed on or after July 1, 1985, except as otherwise provided in sub-subparagraph (E) of this subparagraph (III), in addition to, or in lieu of, any sentence to imprisonment, probation, community corrections, or work release, a fine within the following presumptive ranges may be imposed for the specified classes of felonies:

Class) Minimum Sentence - Maximum Sentence

1) No fine - No fine

2) Five thousand dollars - One million dollars

3) Three thousand dollars - Seven hundred fifty thousand dollars

4) Two thousand dollars - Five hundred thousand dollars

5) One thousand dollars - One hundred thousand dollars

6) One thousand dollars - One hundred thousand dollars…

(IV) As to any person sentenced for a felony committed on or after July 1, 1985, but prior to July 1, 1993, felonies are divided into six classes which are distinguished from one another by the following presumptive ranges of penalties which are authorized upon conviction:

Class: Minimum Sentence - Maximum Sentence

1) Life imprisonment - Death

2) Eight years imprisonment - Twenty-four years imprisonment

3 Four years imprisonment - Sixteen years imprisonment

4 Two years imprisonment - Eight years imprisonment

5 One year imprisonment - Four years imprisonment

6 One year imprisonment - Two years imprisonment

(V) (A) As to any person sentenced for a felony committed on or after July 1, 1993, felonies are divided into six classes which are distinguished from one another by the following presumptive ranges of penalties which are authorized upon conviction:

Class: Minimum - Maximum - Mandatory Period

1) Life imprisonment - Death - None

2) Eight years imprisonment - Twenty-four years imprisonment - Five years

3) Four years imprisonment - Twelve years imprisonment - Five years

4) Two years imprisonment - Six years imprisonment - Three years

5) One year imprisonment - Three years imprisonment - Two years

6) One year imprisonment - Eighteen months imprisonment - One year…

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