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Theft Defense Attorney in Douglas County | Couple Spends Bank's Error

theft-defense-attorney-douglas-county-omalley-and-sawyer-llc.jpgTheft in the state of Colorado is a crime that involves intentionally stealing someone else's property. When the value of the item(s) is over $2,000, especially impactful felony charges can result. Just last week, a couple was arrested on felony theft charges after spending over $100,000 that was mistakenly deposited in their account. After going on a spending spree, the couple agreed to pay funds back via a payment plan but allegedly neglected to respond to the bank's inquires. Charges of this severity require the swift action of consulting a skilled theft defense attorney.

What is Considered a Felony Theft in Douglas County?

C.R.S. 18-4-401 describes the circumstances of theft in Castle Rock, Parker, and Lone Tree. A person commits this crime when they:

  • knowingly obtain, retain, or exercise control,
  • over another's item of value,
  • without authorization or by threat or deception,
  • and intend to or permanently deprive the owner of the item's use or benefit

Common examples of theft in Douglas County, Colorado include things like shoplifting and pickpocketing. However, failing to make good on a loan within an established timeframe or taking something co-owned can also lead to significant legal troubles. In the story above, the couple is likely facing charges because the funds that weren't theirs were spent and they're allegedly ignoring the bank's efforts to reclaim the money.

Will I Go to Jail for Felony Theft in Colorado?

The outcome of felony theft cases largely depend on specific circumstances of the situation and the value of the items stolen. The potential penalties for conviction of felony theft in Colorado include:

  • 1 - 24 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections,
  • fines of $1,000 - $1,000,000,
  • victim restitution

Had the above story occurred in Douglas County or any other county in Colorado, the couple could face ramifications of a class 3 felony due to the figure being over $100,000. 4 - 12 years in prison, 5 years parole, and up to six figures in fines could apply at sentencing.

Douglas County Theft Defense Attorney

A crime of theft in Highlands Ranch can come with serious consequences. As seen here, even spending money that isn't yours and mistakenly placed in your account can be met with damaging criminal charges. Perhaps you were the sole owner of property involved in a theft case or you didn't knowingly take the property to begin with. Nonetheless, contact the accomplished criminal defense attorneys at O'Malley and Sawyer, LLC for a free consultation. We will carefully analyze your unique situation and suggest next steps in forming a strong defense to your charges.

If you or someone you know is facing a theft charge in Colorado, be smart. Contact the seasoned criminal defense attorneys at O'Malley and Sawyer, LLC at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future. 

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