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Overview of Colorado's Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Scheme

Subject
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Published
11/22/2017

This memorandum provides an overview of the mandatory minimum sentencing schemes in Colorado law.  It provides information on the general categories of offenses subject to enhanced prison sentences and specific crimes that require a mandatory minimum sentence. Three years of sentencing data are included to show the application of the sentencing schemes for each category of offense.

Appendix A provides general information about the sentencing schemes for felony and drug offenses.  Appendix B compares felony sentencing schemes among categories of offenses that qualify for enhanced sentencing.

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