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Burglary in Colorado – C.R.S. 18-4-202, 203, & 204

| May 13, 2016 | Burglary |

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Colorado and Burglary – A Good Place to Live, or Not

A March 8, 2016, Fox News report quoted a FBI survey which ranked Colorado as number 30 out of 52 States (including District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) for the number of Burglaries per 100,000 people. That is to say, only 22 other states had fewer Burglaries than Colorado at 438.2. But don’t be fooled if you intend to move to Pueblo County, Colorado. It has one of the highest Burglary rates in the country, coming in at a whopping 1,397 Burglaries per 100,000 people! That’s the problem with statistics, if you don’t have all the information they can be very misleading.

Colorado University Buffalo – Accused of Burglary and More in Boulder

Not having all the information can be a problem in other ways. Take for instance the recent predicament a Colorado University Buffs defensive lineman found himself in. During the course of a reported domestic dispute with his girlfriend, he attempted to enter a neighbor’s apartment where the girlfriend was thought to be hiding. I doubt the CU Buffs football player was calculating the number of charges he would be facing in the heat of the moment. He didn’t have all the information and probably didn’t care, but now that he is in a Boulder County jail he has some time to think about the two counts of Second Degree Assault, First Degree Burglary, Second Degree Burglary, Second Degree Arson, and Criminal Mischief, he is facing.

How Is Burglary Defined in Jefferson County Colorado?

If a Conifer man in Jefferson County illegally enters the home of another person, he commits the crime of Trespassing, C.R.S. 18-4-502, 503, or 504. But if he enters another person’s home, whether legally or illegally, in order to carry out another crime, he commits Burglary, C.R.S. 18-4-202, 203, or 204. Like Trespassing, there are three degrees of Burglary, and the differences between the degrees can be complicated. If you are charged with Burglary, Colorado’s Top Criminal Defense Lawyer can explain the differences to you in a free one hour consultation. Or you can read more here.

Denver Metro Area’s Best Criminal Defense Attorney is Ready to Help

So if you or someone you care about has been charged with Burglary in Arapahoe or Adams County it is very important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. Don’t leave your future in the hands of those that have everything to gain from your conviction. Instead I urge you to follow my advice, “be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and call us at 303-731-0719. Together we can protect your future.”

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