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HABITUAL CRIMINAL OFFENDERS
Colorado’s General Assembly has enacted legislation that allows for additional penalties or increased sentences when a person has prior felony convictions.  Two prior felony convictions can result in 3 X the sentence you could have gotten for the current conviction or substantive triggering offense.  Three prior felony convictions can result in 4 X the sentence you could have gotten for the current conviction or substantive triggering offense.

The Habitual Offender Statute is a complex sentence enhancement law that the prosecution can use to increase punishment your conviction.  An attorney can help defend against this happening by challenging the evidence the prosecution is trying to use against you. Your attorney can work to get the underlying felony charge(s) reduced to a misdemeanor so that the Habitual Offender penalties would no longer be applicable to your case.  These laws for increased penalties for repeat offenders are complex and you need a competent attorney to defend against the prosecution trying to use them against you.