If you've been convicted of a sexual crime such as Sexual Assault on a Child, Incest, Unlawful Sexual Contact or any other misdemeanor or felony offense in Colorado, you may be wondering if you have the right to vote. In today's blog, we'll discuss voting after a criminal conviction in Colorado in more detail.
Voting While on Bond in Denver and Across Colorado
While you are on bond for a pending case and are not serving a sentence for a felony charge in Denver, Highlands Ranch or anywhere else in Colorado, you are still eligible to vote. Once you've been convicted and are in the process of completing any confinement, detention or parole sentence, you cannot vote. Your voting rights are restored upon completion of your sentence and any parole.
Juvenile Right to Vote if Committed to Division of Youth Corrections
If you are a juvenile who has been committed to the Division of Youth Corrections for a sex offense, you can vote if you are eighteen years of age or older on the date of the next election.
Can I Vote while in Prison or on Parole in Arapahoe County, Colorado?
If you're incarcerated or on parole for a felony in Arapahoe County, Jefferson County or anywhere else in Colorado, you are not eligible to vote. If you are in jail and you haven't been tried, however, you will be eligible to vote. You will also be eligible to vote if you've completed your parole sentence for a felony conviction.
Voting Unlawfully = Class 5 Felony in Adams County and Across Colorado
If you vote in any election when you know you're not allowed to vote in Brighton, Adams County or anywhere else in Colorado, you could face a class 5 felony charge. A class 5 felony is punishable by up to 3 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections.
I Was Convicted of a Misdemeanor: Can I Still Vote in Colorado?
If you've been convicted of a misdemeanor anywhere in Colorado, you can register to vote and vote in any election. You must register to vote before the deadline.
Voting on Probation in Colorado
As an alternative to a prison sentence, probation allows you to remain in community while under supervision. And, fortunately, you can vote in any election while on probation.
Any More Questions? Contact Us
If you have any more questions about voting after a criminal conviction or with a criminal record in Colorado, contact us. We can answer your questions and explain the answers to the above questions in greater detail. Call us today.
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