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Burglary Defense Attorney | Burglar Hides in Warehouse Club

burglary-defense-attorney-omalley-and-sawyer-llc.jpgSecond-degree burglary is a serious offense in Larimer County that can involve several different actions. If someone lawfully enters a building or business, but unlawfully remains with the intent to commit a crime, criminal charges can follow. A man recently chose to enter a popular warehouse club and hide behind a display for over 5 hours, eventually smashing a jewelry case and stealing $13,000 worth of jewelry. Accusations of unlawfully remaining to commit a crime require expert representation from an experienced burglary defense attorney.

Burglary Attorney in Douglas County

burglary-attorney-omalley-and-sawyer-llc.jpegBurglary is an offense in Douglas County that involves entering or remaining on another's property with the intent to commit a crime. It is charged in three different degrees, depending on the type of property and danger to those inside. Earlier this month, a Colorado man was arrested after allegedly entering an open house hosted by a real estate agent and demanding some of her possessions at knife-point. The suspect faces charges of first-degree burglary, aggravated robbery, and second-degree assault. Serious accusations such as these require representation from a seasoned burglary attorney.

Fatal Injury of Colorado Springs Burglar

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Burglar Shot in El Paso County

Last Saturday night, an intruder attempted to enter a home in El Paso County. Unfortunately for him, the homeowners had a gun and used it in self-defense. The would-be burglar was shot and continued to put up a fight, even after the Colorado Springs Police Officers arrived, forcing them to use a Taser. The suspect was taken to a hospital, and eventually died from his injuries. While the case is considered an active homicide investigation, chances are the couple will not face charges, being protected by Colorado's "Make My Day" law.

How Does Trespassing Turn into Burglary in Denver?

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Denver Lawyer for Trespassing & Burglary

Wandering into a neighbor's house while drunk in Denver can turn into Burglary, which is much more serious than Trespassing. While both crimes are a felony, it can make a bad situation even worse when you are charged with Burglary. Here's how this can happen.

Petty Theft to Felony Possession of Burglary Tools in Denver, Colorado

What is Petty Theft in Denver, Colorado?

Most people are unaware that a Petty Theft charge can quickly turn into a Felony Burglary case. In Denver, Parker, and Northglenn, Petty Theft occurs when an individual takes another's property into their own possession (under $50). This could be a pack of gum from a supermarket, a pair of jeans from a department store, or a pair of shoes from a store in the Colorado Mills Mall. Petty Theft in Colorado is usually an offense that is punishable by a ticket with a fine attached or maybe a summons to appear in court.

Burglary Three Types: C.R.S. 18-4-202, 18-4-203 and 18-4-204

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What is Burglary's Definition in Adams County Colorado?

A person can be charged with Burglary in Adams County when he or she is accused of "unlawfully breaking into a dwelling or other enclosure," like a safe, "with the intent to commit a crime other than trespassing". The underlying other crime does not matter, but it must be proven that the person intended to commit another crime (not Burglary) once they got inside the house or building. Theft is the most common underlying crime that those who are charged with burglary are also accused of. If the person breaking into a building was doing it simply to stay warm, only Trespassing should be filed. Aggressive prosecutors will file both Burglary and Trespassing, to see which sticks. Burglary vs. Theft - How Different?

Burglary - C.R.S. 18-4-202, 18-4-203, & 18-4-204 | A Colorado Defense Attorney's Breakdown

How is Burglary Different from Theft in Jefferson County?

I've heard people talk about Burglary when they are really talking about theft, and also the other way around. Burglary is very different than Theft. A person can be charged with Burglary in Jefferson County without taking or trying to take anything of value. Theft, on the other hand, is all about taking something that does not belong to that person, and the value of the object stolen will determine how serious the Theft charge is in Jefferson County, Colorado. Burglary

Burglary Lawyer in Denver and Adams County | 1st, 2nd and 3rd Degree Burglary Charges

Burglary-Door.jpgIn Denver and Adams County, Colorado, there are various degrees of Burglary charges. These include First Degree Burglary, Second Degree Burglary, Third Degree Burglary and Possession of Burglary Tools. Burglary charges occur under many circumstances, such as breaking into a home to steal valuable items or refusing to leave someone's home after being involved in an argument. In every Burglary case in Colorado, prosecutors must prove intent to commit the burglary crime.

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

Burglary.jpgColorado 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.

Burglary - More than Just Breaking and Entering - Denver Criminal Lawyer

In Denver and Jefferson County, individuals are charged with Burglary not only for breaking and entering, but also for possessing the intent to commit a crime within the structure, car, dwelling, etc. In the news and on TV, burglars are always represented as figures hiding in the shadows with a ski mask. They are pictures as sneaking into a window of a mansion, or jimmying the lock on the back door of a jewelry shop. While these images are true, they only encompass a small portion of all crimes that fall under the burglary statutes. C.R.S. 18-4-202, 18-4-203 and 18-4-204 contain the three degrees of burglary that we will discuss in this blog.

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