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Charged With A Crime? It Doesn’t Mean You’re Guilty.

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

On Behalf of | Jan 20, 2016 | Theft |

Charges 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.

Arapahoe and Adams County Theft Crime Punishments – What is Their Range?

Colorado Theft law has changed over the years and now has a progressive punishment based upon the amount of money, or the value of the item, the state is claiming you took. The punishment can range from a small Petty Offense charge all the way up to a felony with the possibility of 24 years of prison time. The value of the item alleged to have been stolen is vital to the District Attorney’s case in Arapahoe and Adams County. There are many ways that we can contest the value of the object and raise a winnable argument at trial. Here is how the value of items taken affect your charges:

Petty and Misdemeanor Theft Offenses:

Class 1 Petty
Theft Offense
Class 3 Misdemeanor
Class 2 Misdemeanor
Class 1
Item Price
Less than $50 $50 to $299 $300 to $749 $750 to $1,999
*$500 fine*6 months jail *$750 fine*6 months jail *$1,000 fine*12 months jail *$5,000*18 months jail

Felony Theft Offenses:

Class 6 Felony Theft Class 5 Felony Theft Class 4 Felony Theft Class 3 Felony Theft Class 2 Felony Theft
Item Price Range $2,000 to $4,999 $5,000 to $19,999 $20,000 to $99,999 $100,000 to $999,999 $1,000,000 or more
Maximum Penalty *$100,000 fine*18 months prison *$100,000 fine*3 years prison *$500,000 fine*6 years prison $750,000 fine*12 years prison *$1,000,000 fine*24 years prison

You Need a Criminal Lawyer Defense Team Who Only Practice Criminal Law

It is important for you to hire an attorney who knows the criminal law and the possible defense you may have. You wouldn’t hire a pediatrician to perform surgery on your grandmother. You wouldn’t hire a plumber to fix your car. So why would you hire a lawyer who doesn’t exclusively practice in criminal law to defend you in your criminal charges? Let me share with you why hiring our attorneys to help you fight the government’s charges will be beneficial to your charges of shoplifting.

Our law office is composed of four attorneys, three secretaries, and a paralegal. We are a different kind of criminal defense practice. First of all, we practice criminal law, exclusively. If you need to get a divorce, hire a tax attorney, or obtain a lawyer to sue the company that wrongfully fired you, we are not the firm for you. We practice solely in the field of criminal defense because that is what we know and that is what we are good at. We have over 40 years of combined legal experience. Our team is dedicated to helping protect your rights and fight for justice in your case. We will fight to get you the best possible result.

So, if you or a loved one are dealing with charges of Theft in Broomfield, Boulder, or Clear Creek, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and call us immediately at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.

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