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Understanding Plea Bargaining – What are the Lowest Possible Felonies? Class Six (6) Felonies in Colorado - Part 2

84. Misuse of Official Information. CRS 18-8-402 (2)

Any public servant who, in contemplation of official action or in reliance on information to which he or she has access in an official capacity and which has not been made public, commits a class 6 felony if he or she: (1) acquires a pecuniary interest in any property, transaction, or enterprise which may be affected by such information or official action; or (2) speculates or wagers on the basis of such information or official action; or (3) aids, advises, or encourages another to do any of the foregoing with intent to confer on any person a special pecuniary benefit.

85. Issuing a False Certificate. CRS 18-8-406

A public servant who is authorized to make and issue official certificates or other official written instruments commits a class 6 felony if he or she makes and issues such an instrument containing a statement which he or she knows is false.

86. Tampering With Physical Evidence. CRS 18-8-610 (3)

Tampering with physical evidence is a class 6 felony.

Offenses Against Public Peace, Order, and Decency 87. Firearms, Explosives, or Incendiary Devices in Facilities of Public Transportation. CRS 18-9-118

Any person who, without legal authority, possesses any loaded firearm or explosive or incendiary device, or carries or brings any of such items into any facility of public transportation, commits a class 6 felony.

88. Cruelty to Animals. CRS 18-9-202 (2) (b) (I)

A second or subsequent conviction of cruelty to animals is a class 6 felony.

89. Cruelty to Animals. CRS 18-9-202 (2) (c)

Aggravated cruelty to animals (knowing torture, torment, or killing) is a class 6 felony.

90. Unlawful Ownership of Dangerous Dog. CRS 18-9-204.5 (3) (c)

Unlawful ownership of a dangerous dog when the dog inflicts bodily injury upon a person is a class 6 felony for a second or subsequent violation.

91. Wiretapping Prohibited. CRS 18-9-303 (2)

Wiretapping that does not involved a cordless phone is a class 6 felony.

92. Eavesdropping Prohibited. CRS 18-9-304 (2)

Eavesdropping is a class 6 felony.

93. Illegal Telecommunications Equipment. CRS 18-9-309 (2.5)

Any person who makes, possesses, or uses illegal telecommunications equipment, commits a class 6 felony for a second or subsequent violation within five years of a previous violation.

94. Unlawful Use of Information. CRS 18-9-310

Any person who, having obtained information pursuant to a court order for wiretapping or eavesdropping, knowingly uses, publishes, or divulges the information to any person or in any manner not authorized by law commits a class 6 felony.

Offenses Involving Gambling 95. Possession of Gambling Devices. CRS 18-10-105 (2)

Possession of gambling devices by a repeating gambling offender is a class 6 felony.

96. Gambling Information. CRS 18-10-106 (1)

Any person who is a repeating gambling offender and knowingly transmits or receives gambling information commits a class 6 felony.

97. Gambling Premises. CRS 18-10-107 (3)

A repeating gambling offender who maintains gambling premises commits a class 6 felony.

Offenses Involving Disloyalty 98. Inciting Destruction of Life or Property. CRS 18-11-202

Any person who advocates the unlawful destruction of private or public property by the use of physical force, or the unlawful injury of any person, or the unlawful taking of human life, as a policy or course of conduct, under circumstances constituting a clear and present danger that violent action will result therefrom, commits a class 6 felony.

Offenses Related to Firearms and Weapons 99. Possession of Weapons on School, College, or University Grounds. CRS 18-12-105.5 (1)

A person who knowingly and unlawfully carries, brings, or possesses a weapon on the property of any school, college, or university commits a class 6 felony.

100. Possession of Weapons by Previous Offender. CRS 18-12-108 (2) (a)

A person who knowingly possesses, uses, or carries a firearm or any other weapon subsequent to the person’s conviction for attempt or conspiracy to commit a felony commits a class 6 felony.

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101. Possession of Weapons by Previous Offender. CRS 18-12-108 (4) (a)

A person who knowingly possesses, uses, or carries a firearm or any other weapon subsequent to the person’s adjudication for an act which, if committed by an adult, would constitute a felony, commits a class 6 felony.

Miscellaneous Offenses 102. Criminal Libel. CRS 18-13-105 (3)

It is a class 6 felony to publish or disseminate any statement or object tending to blacken the memory of one who is dead, or to impeach the reputation or expose the natural defects of one who is alive, exposing the person to public hatred, contempt, or ridicule.

103. Firing Woods or Prairie. CRS 18-13-109 (2) (a)

Any person who, without lawful authority and knowingly, recklessly, and with criminal negligence sets on fire, or causes to be set on fire, any woods, prairie, or grounds of any description, other than his or her own, or who, knowingly, recklessly, or with criminal negligence permits a fire, set or caused to be set by such person, to pass from his or her grounds to the injury of any other person commits a class 6 felony when he or she knows or reasonably should know that he or she violates any applicable order, rule, or regulation lawfully issued by a governmental authority that prohibits, bans, restricts, or otherwise regulates fires during periods of extreme fire hazard and that is designed to promote the safety of persons and property.

Offenses — Making, Financing, or Collection of Loans 104. Criminal Usury. CRS 18-15-104 (1)

Any person who knowingly charges, takes, or receives any money or other property as a loan finance charge where the charge exceeds an annual percentage rate of forty-five percent or the equivalent for a longer or shorter period commits a class 6 felony.

105. Financing cRiminal Usury. CRS 18-15-106

Any person who finances criminal usury commits a class 6 felony.

106. Records of Criminal Usury. CRS 18-15-108 (1)

Any person who possesses or conceals records of criminally serious transactions with intent to aid, assist, or facilitate criminal usury commits a class 6 felony.

Offenses Related to Purchases of Valuable Articles 107. Violation of “Purchase of Valuable Articles” Statute. CRS 18-16-108

Any person who violates the provisions of Article 16 of Title 18, concerning the purchase and sale of valuable articles, or who knowingly gives false information regarding the seller of a valuable article commits a class 6 felony.

Uniform Controlled Substances Act of 1992 108. Unlawful use of a Controlled Substance. CRS 18-18-404 (1) (a) (I)

Any person who uses any controlled substance, except its lawful administration for bona fide medical needs, commits a class 6 felony in the case of a schedule I or II controlled substance.

109. Unlawful Activity Relating to Controlled Substances. CRS 18-18-405 (2.3) (a) (I)

Any person who possesses one gram or less of any material, compound, mixture, or preparation containing any quantity of a schedule I through schedule IV controlled substance commits a class 6 felony if it is the person’s first conviction of such offense.

110. Unlawful use of Marihuana in a Detention Facility. CRS 18-18-406.5 (1)

Any person confined in any detention facility in this state who possesses or uses up to eight ounces of marihuana commits a class 6 felony.

Offenses Related to Limited Gaming 111. Cheating. CRS 18-20-106 (3)

Cheating at any limited gaming activity is a class 6 felony when the offender has been issued a license pursuant to the Colorado Limited Gaming Act.

112. Fraudulent Acts. CRS 18-20-107 (2)

Violation of any of the provisions of section 18-20-107 regarding fraudulent acts pursuant to the Colorado Limited Gaming Act is a class 6 felony when the offender has been issued a license pursuant to the Colorado Limited Gaming Act.

113. Use of Device for Calculating Probabilities. CRS 18-20-108 (2)

Any person who uses or possesses a device intended to project the outcome of a game, keep track of cards played, analyze the probability o the occurrence of an event in the game or analyze the strategy for playing a game pursuant to the Colorado Limited Gaming Act commits a class 6 felony when the offender has been issued a license pursuant to the Act.

114. Counterfeit or Unapproved Chips or Tokens – Unlawful Coins or Devices. CRS 18-20-109 (8)

Violation of any of the provisions of section 18-20-109 regarding the use of counterfeit or unapproved chips or tokens or unlawful coins or devices or the possession of unlawful devices, equipment, products or materials pursuant to the Colorado Limited Gaming Act is a class 6 felony when the offender has been issued a license pursuant to the Act.

115. Cheating Game and Devices. CRS 18-20-110 (2)

Any person who knowingly conducts or allows any cheating or thieving game or conducts any game played with cards or a mechanical device which has been marked commits a class 6 felony when the person has been issued a license pursuant to the Colorado Limited Gaming Act.

116. Manufacture, Sale, Distribution, Marking, Altering, or Modification of Equipment and Devices Associated With Limited Gaming. CRS 18-20-111 (4)

Any person who violates any of the provisions of section 18-20-111 regarding the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, marking, altering, or modification of equipment or devices related to limited gaming commits a class 6 felony when the offender has been issues a license pursuant to the Colorado Limited Gaming Act.

Offenses Related to Education 117. Interest in Contracts – Penalty. CRS 22-80-108

It is a class 6 felony for the board of trustees or any treasurer, superintendent, or other officer or agent of the school to be directly or indirectly interested in any contract or other agreement for building, repairing, furnishing, or supplying the school, or to be given or receive drawbacks or secret discounts on account of any articles or materials furnished to or labor done for the school.

Offenses Related to State Government 118. Personal Profit on State Moneys Unlawful. CRS 24-22-110

It is a class 6 felony for the State Treasurer or any employee in the Department of the Treasury to accept any fee in consideration of the deposit of state moneys with any person or in consideration of any agreement or arrangement touching upon the use of state moneys.

119. Unlawful Acts – State Treasurer. CRS 24-22-111

Any person who pays to the State Treasurer or an employee of that office any fee in consideration of the deposit or investment of state moneys with any person commits a class 6 felony.

120. Procedures – Vouchers and Warrants. CRS 24-30-202 (15)

Any person (State Treasurer or Controller or any other state officer or employee) who receives any profit in consideration of the loan or deposit of state moneys for any purpose not authorized by law commits a class 6 felony.

121. Procedures – Vouchers and Warrants. CRS 24-30-202 (16)

Any person who offers compensation to the State Treasurer or Controller or to any other state officer or employee in consideration of the loan or deposit with such person of state moneys commits a class 6 felony.

122. False Claims for Disaster Relief. CRS 24-32-2503

Any person who fraudulently makes a misstatement of fact in connection with an application for financial assistance for disaster relief and who thereby receives assistance to which he or she is not entitled commits a class 6 felony.

123. State Lottery. CRS 24-35-215 (4)

Any person violating any disclosure provision required under the state lottery statute by providing any false or misleading information commits a class 6 felony.

124. Public Printing Contracts – Penalty for Bribe. CRS 24-70-220

Any person who either offers to pay another not to bid for a public printing contract or any person who accepts payment for not bidding for a public printing contract commits a class 6 felony.

Offenses Related to the Military and Veterans 125. Misuse of Property and Funds by Military. CRS 28-3-701

Any officer or enlisted person who misuses military property or funds commits a class 6 felony.

Offenses Related to Wildlife, Parks, and Outdoor Recreation 126. License Agents – Reports – Board of Claims. CRS 33-4-101 (11) (b)

Any license agent who fails to account for licenses or who fails to pay over to the division its authorized representative moneys received from the sales of licenses and all donations received, when the amount in question is $200 or more, commits a class 6 felony.

127. Pass and Registration Agents – Reports – Board of Claims. CRS 33-12-104 (11) (b)

Any pass or registration agent who fails to account for passes and registrations or who fails to pay over to the division or its authorized representative moneys received from the sale of passes and registrations when the amount in question is $200 or more, commits a class 6 felony.

128. Fires. CRS 33-15-106 (2)

Any person who starts, builds, tends, or maintains a fire in violation of the provisions of any applicable order lawfully issued by a governmental authority that prohibits, bans, or regulates fires during periods of extreme fire hazard and that is designed to promote the safety of persons and property when such person knows or reasonably should know that he or she violates any such order commits a class 6 felony.

Offenses Related to Mineral Resources 129. Mining Equipment – Violation. CRS 34-46-105

Any person who violates the provisions of Article 46 of Title 34 concerning mining equipment and the transportation thereof commits a class 6 felony.

130. Failure to Account for Mine Proceeds. CRS 34-53-104

Any owner, manager, or agent employed in extracting gold who neglects to account for, or pay over and deliver, all the proceeds thereof to which the owner is entitled commits a class 6 felony.

Offenses Related to Agriculture 131. Chemigation – Penalties. CRS 35-11-115 (1)

Utilization of chemigation without a permit is a class 6 felony.

132. Wrongful Branding – Penalty. CRS 18-4-401(5).) 35-43-116

Any person who brands an animal which is the property of another or obliterates an existing brand is guilty of a class 6 felony. (Theft by means other than the use of force, intimidation, or threat is a class 6 felony without regard to the value of the thing taken; see section

133. Who May Take up Estrays. CRS 35-44-108

Any person who takes into custody and retains possession of any estray without notifying the State Board of Stock Inspection Commissioners within the time provided by statute is guilty of a class 6 felony.

134. Concealing Estray. CRS 35-44-111

Any person who conceals any estray found or taken into his or her custody, or changes any mark or brand thereon, or carries the same beyond the county limits, or knowingly allows the same to be done, or neglects to notify or give information of estrays to the State Board of Stock Inspection Commissioners is guilty of a class 6 felony.

135. Shipping Prior to Inspection. CRS 35-53-112 (1)

Any person who violates the provisions of the law concerning the transportation of livestock prior to inspection commits a class 6 felony, if it is for a third or subsequent violation.

136. Wrongful use of Inedible Meat. CRS 35-59-113

Any person who adds to, mixes with, or substitutes an inedible meat for food intended to be used for human consumption commits a class 6 felony.

Offenses Related to Natural Resources 137. Weather Modification. CRS 36-20-123 (2) (b)

Any person who fails to obey an order issued by the director of the Department of Natural Resources to cease conducting weather modification because of the lack of a permit or a license commits a class 6 felony.

138. Weather Modification. CRS 36-20-126 (1) (a)

Any person responsible for conducting a weather modification operation without first having procured a license and permit or any person who contracts with another person known to be unlicensed and without a permit to conduct a weather modification operation commits a class 6 felony.

Offenses Related to Water and Irrigation 139. Penalty for Fraud by Officer of Water and Irrigation District.CRS 37-7-104

Any officer of a water or irrigation district who misuses district money commits a class 6 felony.

140. Officer Interested in Contracts. CRS 37-24-107

Any drainage district officer who is interested in any contract awarded by the board or in the profits thereof, or who receives a bribe or gratuity, commits a class 6 felony.

141. Officer Interested in Contracts. CRS 37-31-123

Any director or officer of the Grand Junction Drainage District who is interested in any contract awarded by the board, or in the profits thereof, or who receives a bribe or gratuity,commits a class 6 felony.

142. Officer Interested in Contracts. CRS 37-41-108

Any director or officer of an irrigation district who is interested in any contract awarded by the board, or in the profits thereof, or who receives a bribe or gratuity, commits a class 6 felony.

143. Officer Interested in Contracts. CRS 37-42-110 (6)

Same offense as above as applied to Irrigation District Law of 1921 is a class 6 felony.

144. Officer Interested in Contracts. CRS 37-44-142

Same offense as described above and as applied to officers or directors of an internal improvement district is a class 6 felony.

Offenses Related to Real and Personal Property 145. Altering or Using Altered Certificate. CRS 38-29-121

Any person who alters or forges or causes to be altered or forged any certificate issued pursuant to the provisions of Article 29 of Title 38, or any written transfer thereof, or any other notation placed thereon by the director or under his or her authority respecting the mortgaging of the manufactured home therein described or who uses or attempts to use any such certificate for the transfer thereof, knowing the same to have been forged or altered, commits a class 6 felony.

146. Theft of Certificate. CRS 38-36-192

Theft of a certificate of title to real estate is a class 6 felony.

147. Fraudulently Procuring Certificate of Title to Land. CRS 38-36-194

Whoever fraudulently procures any certificate of title to land commits a class 6 felony.

148. Forging Seal or Signature. CRS 38-36-195

Any person who forges the seal of the registrar of titles commits a class 6 felony.

Offenses Related to Taxation 149. Department of Revenue employees. CRS 39-21-112 (7) (b)

Any officer or employee of the Department of Revenue who: (1) extorts or willfully oppresses any person through use of his or her authority; (2) knowingly demands greater sums than are authorized by law or receives any fee, compensation, or reward for the performance of his or her job; (3) makes opportunity for any person to defraud the state by intentionally failing to perform his or her duty; (4) conspires or colludes with any other person to defraud the state; (5) knowingly makes opportunity for any person to defraud the state; (6) commits or omits to do any act with the intent to enable any other person to defraud the state; or (7) makes or signs any fraudulent entry in any book or makes or signs any fraudulent certificate, return, or statement; or (8) fails to report to the executive director in writing any information concerning a violation of any revenue law; or (9) demands directly or indirectly, any sum of money for the settlement of any charge or complaint commits a class 6 felony.

150. Officers or Employees Taking Fees or Rewards

Any executive director or any inheritance or gift tax analyst or other employee of the Department of Revenue who takes or demands for his or her own use any fees or rewards from any person commits a class 6 felony. CRS 39-23-150

151. Motor Fuel and sPecial Fuel Tax – no Distributor License. CRS 39-27-104 (3)

It is unlawful for any person to act as a motor fuel distributor, supplier, importer, exporter, carrier, or blender in this state without having a license therefor. A person who engages in such a business without a license commits a class 6 felony.

Offenses Related to Utilities 152. Owner Driving Stock on Track. CRS 40-27-101

It is a class 6 felony for an owner of stock to drive any stock on the line of the track of any railway company with intent to injure the company.

Offenses Related to Vehicles and Traffic 153. Driving After Revocation Prohibited. CRS 42-2-206 (1) (b) (II)

Aggravated driving with a revoked license is a class 6 felony. NOW A CLASS 1 MISDEMEANOR.

154. Altering or Using Altered Certificate. CRS 42-6-143

A person who causes to be altered or forged a certificate of title to any automobile commits a class 6 felony.

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