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Burglary - C.R.S. 18-4-202, 18-4-203, & 18-4-204 | A Colorado Defense Attorney's Breakdown

How is Burglary Different from Theft in Jefferson County?

I've heard people talk about Burglary when they are really talking about theft, and also the other way around. Burglary is very different than Theft. A person can be charged with Burglary in Jefferson County without taking or trying to take anything of value. Theft, on the other hand, is all about taking something that does not belong to that person, and the value of the object stolen will determine how serious the Theft charge is in Jefferson County, Colorado. Burglary

Robbery Becomes Theft in a Denver Instant - A Criminal Defense Attorney Explains

Robbery-Theft.jpgDenver Robbery Lawyer | Can Theft Turn into Robbery in Colorado?

Two main Denver crimes deal with taking something from someone else. They are Robbery and Theft. These crimes can quickly transition from one to another. If you are not careful, you could be facing the more severe of the two if just one simple fact changes: force. Even more surprising, a misdemeanor of one can quickly become a felony of the other.  Read how a Robbery can result from Theft.

Charged with Theft in Denver? It May be Easier Than You Think, C.R.S. 18-4-401

Charged-with-Theft.jpgTheft Definition for Courts in the Denver Metro Area

Theft has been a constant problem in every society as long as people have been around. In the Denver Metro area Theft, C.R.S. 18-4-401, is defined as knowingly obtaining, retaining, or exercising control over anything of value of another without authorization or by threat or deception; ... A person can also be charged with Theft if that person "receives, loans money by pawn or pledge on, or disposes of anything of value or belonging to another that he or she knows or believes to have been stolen." Notice the terms "knowingly" and "believes" in both parts of the definition. It is often difficult to understand what a person knows or believes when they do things. Police and prosecutors won't spend much time trying to determine if a person thought they had a right to use property before making an arrest or filing Theft charges in Denver. Instead, they assume the worse and file charges. Ultimately, they let a jury or judge to determine their fate.  Read the formal definition of Theft.

Theft in Denver - A Lawyer Shows Many Ways to be Charged, C.R.S. 18-4-401

Theft-Denver.jpgArapahoe County Theft Attorney - Receipt of Stolen Property?

Theft, C.R.S. 18-4-401, is charged in Denver County whenever a person is accused of "obtaining, retaining, or exercising control over anything of value of another without authorization or by threat or deception..." A person can also be charged with Theft in Arapahoe County if that person "receives, loans money by pawn or pledge on, or disposes of anything of value or belonging to another that he or she knows or believes to have been stolen. Theft is actually a very broad crime which can range from a petty offense all the way up to a very serious class 2 felony, depending on the value of the item.

Denver Theft Attorneys - Protect Your Future, C.R.S. 18-4-401

Theft-Lawyers.jpgCharges of Theft in Denver and Douglas County can dramatically affect your life. A felony or misdemeanor Theft conviction for stealing someone else's property can stop you from obtaining a new job, getting that apartment you have set your eyes on, or receiving a promotion for all of your hard work. No matter how the charges of Theft may affect your life, it is important that you immediately hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to help fight against the government. Don't be deceived, prosecutors are not going to look out for your best interests. How your case is resolved legally can make the difference between time in the Colorado Department of Corrections, and time at home with your family. Read more on Colorado Theft Charges Analyzed.

Theft - How Much Matters - C.R.S. 18-4-401, Jefferson County Criminal Defense Attorneys

Theft, C.R.S. 18-4-401, is charged in Adams County when a person obtains, keeps, or takes control over anything of value that does not belong to him or her. It is also charged when a person is accused of receiving something of value in Douglas County and takes out a loan against it, or disposes of anything he or she knows has been stolen. The class of crime charged against those accused of Theft in Colorado depends on the value of the item or items stolen.

Lawyers in Douglas County Colorado, Theft Charges

Theft cases under Colorado law (C.R.S. 18-4-401) vary in their degree of difficulty and punishment and require a skilled criminal defense attorney to help navigate the legal system in Denver, Douglas, and Arapahoe County. Theft charges can be filed against you for a variety of reasons. Maybe someone stole a laptop from work and your boss is blaming you. Perhaps you decided to take some clothing from a local department store and the alarm went off as you exited the building. What if you didn't do anything but your friend decided to take some money from another person and you just happened to be there? Any of these situations are enough for the police to try and issue you a summons or arrest you for Theft in Colorado.

Theft Laws Analyzed by a Denver Criminal Lawyer

Theft cases under Colorado law, C.R.S. 18-4-401, have taken on a new look over the past year. Our Legislature recently adapted Colorado's Theft Laws by providing a much broader punishment sliding scale. Where past law only allowed four different classes of punishment, the Legislature expanded the range to nine. Theft is now chargeable as a Petty Offense all the way up to a class 2 Felony for serious embezzlement cases.

Theft Charges Denver Attorney, C.R.S. 18-4-401

Theft, C.R.S. 18-4-401, cases in Colorado can be very burdensome to manage and require the help of an experienced Denver criminal lawyer to help. Law enforcement officers in Lone Tree, Lakewood, and Parker are quick to charge a person with Theft without having proof that it occurred. A criminal defense lawyer that you hire should be knowledgeable of the tricks police and District Attorneys in Douglas, Arapahoe, and Jefferson County use.

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