As a Christian attorney in the Denver Metro area, we see many cases of Theft (C.R.S. 18-4-401). Some of these are intentional acts of stealing and others are unintentional. How does someone unintentionally shoplift or take something of someone else’s without meaning to? Well, have you ever been on the phone while shopping, and you zoned out about what you were doing? Have you ever thought that an item lying next to a dumpster was supposed to be trash? In these instances, a person can unintentionally take an item and be charged with Theft in Adams, Douglas, and Broomfield County.
Another question people wonder about is how does being a Christian lawyer affect the way that a case is handled? Simply put, you have the power of prayer on your side. As a Christian criminal defense attorney in Denver, Arapahoe, and Jefferson County, I know the power of prayer and how God can move any judge, jury, or District Attorney to where He wants them to be. I get to pray for my clients, their families, and the system. As believers in Christ Jesus, we have the ultimate advocate on our side. He will never leave us nor forsake us.
When a client of mine is dealing with a theft case in Lakewood, Aurora, or Thornton, we strive hard to obtain the best result. Theft can be charged as a Municipal code violation, a petty offense, misdemeanor in County Court, or even in some cases, as a felony in District Court. The punishment for a crime of stealing ranges from paying a fine to many, many years in the Department of Corrections.
There is some good news for people dealing with Theft cases in Larimer, Weld, and El Paso County. The Theft law has been recently updated to reflect the depreciated value of money. The new statute provides for penalties from stealing and shoplifting cases to be handled from Petty Offenses to Felonies. Before this change, the dollar amount determined whether you would be charged with either a misdemeanor or a felony. Now, through the advocacy of criminal defense lawyers in Colorado, our state has changed the dollar amounts required for the charges and has lessened the punishment for these alleged criminal acts.
When facing charges of Theft in any Colorado County or City, be sure to hire an attorney who is a Christian and will fight hard for your case. If you’ve been charged with a crime, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and call us for a free consultation at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.