Felonies

A felony criminal offense in Colorado refers to the seriousness of the criminal offense.

A person convicted of a felony offense cannot carry a gun in Colorado. It is a criminal offense to do so.

A person with a felony conviction is often unable to find employment, because many employers will not trust a person with a felony offense conviction.

It is therefore imperative that a person avoid being convicted of a felony offense.

A person convicted of a felony offense can serve jail time in the "big house," namely the state prison or penitentiary.

Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.) in Title 18, Article 1.3, contains the basic criminal sentencing guidelines.