​CRIMINAL DEFENSE 303-698-1603

MCCLUSKEY LAW OFFICE is a criminal defense law office dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals charged with crimes.  M. E. McCluskey, Esq. is available to represent clients charged with  FELONIES and or MISDEMEANORS in Arvada, Aurora, Bennett, Beyers, Boulder, Breckenridge, Brighton, Broomfield, Castle Rock, Centennial, Cherry Creek, Denver, Edgewater, Engelwood, Federal Heights, Fort Collins, Fort Lupton, Fort Morgan Greeley, Greenwood Village, Frederick, Highlands Ranch, Kiowa, Lakewood, Lakeside, Littleton, Lochbuie, Lodo, Longmont, Louisville, Loveland, Northglenn, Parker, Platteville, Sheridan, Strasburg, Thornton, Telluride, Vail, Watkins, Westminster, Wheat Ridge, Windsor, Front Range communities and ADAMS, ARAPAHOE, BOULDER, BROOMFIELD, CLEAR CREEK, DENVER, DOUGLAS, EL PASO, GILPIN, JEFFERSON, LARIMER, and WELD counties.

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Dept. of Corrections


  • §18-1.3-501 Misdemeanors are divided into three classes that are distinguished from one another by the following penalties that  are authorized upon conviction except as provided in subsection (1.5) of this section:

    Class                         Minimum Sentence                                                      Maximum Sentence
    ​1                       Six months imprisonment, or                                        Eighteen months imprisonment, or
    ​                         five hundred dollars fine, or both                                 five thousand dollars fine, or both

    2                      Three months imprisonment, or two                             Twelve months imprisonment, or one
                            hundred fifty dollars fine, or both                                  thousand dollars fine, or both

    3                      Fifty dollars fine                                                              Six months imprisonment, or seven
                                                                                                                       hundred fifty dollars fine, or both

  • ​(b) A term of imprisonment for conviction of a misdemeanor shall not be served in a state correctional facility unless served concurrently with a term for conviction of a felony.

  • (d) For purposes of sentencing a person convicted of a misdemeanor drug offense described in article 18 of this title, committed on or after October 1, 2013, drug misdemeanors are divided into two levels that are distinguished from one another by the following penalties and that are authorized upon conviction:

    Level               Minimum Sentence                                                                 Maximum Sentence
    DM1       Six months imprisonment,                                                      Eighteen months imprisonment,
                   five hundred dollars fine, or both                                           five thousand dollars fine, or both

    DM2       No imprisonment, fifty dollars fine                                       Twelve months imprisonment  
    ​                                                                                                                   seven hundred fifty dollars fine


  • §18-1.3-401 (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 of Parole

    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

    ​(B) Any person who is paroled pursuant to section 17-22.5-403, C.R.S., or any person who is not paroled and is discharged pursuant to law, shall be subject to the mandatory period of parole established pursuant to sub-subparagraph (A) of this subparagraph (V). Such mandatory period of parole may not be waived by the offender or waived or suspended by the court and shall be subject to the provisions of section 17-22.5-403 (8), C.R.S., which permits the state board of parole to discharge the offender at any time during the term of parole upon a determination that the offender has been sufficiently rehabilitated and reintegrated into society and can no longer benefit from parole supervision.  Not all persons convicted of a felony receive a sentence to prison.  State law authorizes alternatives to prison, including deferred prosecution, deferred sentencing, probation and community corrections.