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.
Prosecutors Want You to Make Their Jobs Easy
The District Attorneys in Jefferson, Adams, and Broomfield County will try to accuse you of Theft even without sufficient evidence. Many times, are clients are facing harsh penalties from the Colorado judicial system when they didn’t do anything wrong. The prosecuting attorney will still attempt to take the case to trial in hopes that you will accept a plea deal and they can add another conviction to their tally sheet. Don’t buy into this! As an innocent person, don’t be railroaded into a plea when you didn’t do anything to deserve the consequences.
What the Courts and Prosecutors Don’t Tell You
A conviction for the crime of stealing something can have a dramatic effect on your life. You could be facing jail time, prison time, probation, fines, fees, costs of prosecution (that’s right, the prosecutor can charge you for making the police do their job), and a lifetime of struggles finding a job or a place to live when you have a permanent conviction on your record. If an employer is looking at two resumes and one has no criminal history and the other has a conviction for Theft, who do you think she will hire? Don’t risk being punished for the rest of your life.
Trust Us to Help Protect Your Future
While the punishments for petty theft can be dramatic, an attorney who knows how to fight the system is worth their weight in gold. Our attorney’s only handle criminal matters; we don’t handle divorce, tax, real estate or any other type of law. This allows us to concentrate and learn the intricate details of specific crimes and be able to stand up against the government and get you the best possible results.
We are experienced litigators and are ready to fight on your behalf. So, if you or a loved one have been charged with Theft, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and call us today at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.