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Denver Motor Vehicle Theft Lawyer | Auto Theft Standoff

denver-motor-vehicle-theft-lawyer-omalley-and-sawyer-llc.jpegAggravated motor vehicle theft is a serious crime in Colorado that involves stealing someone's car, truck, or motorcycle. When a vehicle is taken control of without permission or via threat or deception, significant criminal charges can result. Just last weekend, a standoff occurred between an auto theft suspect and local law enforcement near an elementary school. Police eventually arrested the suspect. Anyone facing Denver motor vehicle theft charges should consult an experienced criminal defense attorney.

Theft: How Much Matters - Adams County Criminal Defense Attorney

theft-lawyer-colorado.jpgThere Are Many Ways to be Charged With Theft in Colorado

Theft, C.R.S. 18-4-401, is charged in Adams County when a person obtains, keeps, or takes control over anything of value that does not belong to him or her. It is also charged when a person is accused of receiving something of value in Thornton or Commerce City and takes out a loan against it, or disposes of anything he or she knows has been stolen. The class of crime charged against those accused of Theft in Colorado depends on the value of the item or items stolen.

Denver Lawyer for Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft

Juvenile Theft of Pickup Truck in Colorado Springs

Two nights ago in El Paso County, Colorado Springs, a group of teens were arrested after stealing a pickup truck, refusing to pull over for officers, and eventually fleeing on foot. Juveniles often do not realize the severity of these crimes that seem fun at the time, but will end with severe penalties. One night's joyride could mean trouble getting into college, finding housing, and obtaining a job later in life. This is why it is so important that if your child is facing theft charges, that you hire an experienced lawyer to help protect their future.

Theft From an At-Risk Person in Denver, Colorado


Lawyer for Theft From an At Risk Person Charges in Denver

In Denver, Theft charges can be serious enough on their own to warrant the need for an experienced defense lawyer. However, what you may not realize is that if you stole from an at risk person, you will be facing additional penalties. Last month, a woman in Nulca, Colorado faced felony charges for doing just that. Posing as a caretaker for an elderly man, the woman used the man's debit card to steal $3,743. Not only does she face charges for Theft and crimes against an at risk person, but also unauthorized use of a financial transaction device.

Shoplifting is Theft: Prevent a Criminal Record in Arapahoe County and Aurora


Theft by Shoplifting - Lawyer for Aurora, Littleton and Lone Tree

Many people would never steal something from someone's house or car, but they see Shoplifting as something small like a parking ticket or speeding. Across Lone Tree, Littleton and Aurora, police charge this crime as a misdemeanor or felony theft. Yes, you can go to prison for Shoplifting.

Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft of a Car, Truck or Motorcycle in Arapahoe County, Colorado

Motor-Vehicle-Theft.jpgIs Joy Riding in a Car Always Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft in Colorado?

I often see people over charged or charged with crimes that don't fit the conduct. Some district attorneys are smart enough to recognize this and do the right thing. But, in other cases, they don't care about what is right and push for a conviction unrelated to what my client really did. That is where we come in as defense attorneys. With the crime of Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft, you can get hit much harder than you should be hit, for a small act of forgetfulness or for joyriding. Committing another crime using a stolen car is a felony.

Charged with Theft in Denver? It May be Easier Than You Think, C.R.S. 18-4-401

Charged-with-Theft.jpgTheft Definition for Courts in the Denver Metro Area

Theft has been a constant problem in every society as long as people have been around. In the Denver Metro area Theft, C.R.S. 18-4-401, is defined as knowingly obtaining, retaining, or exercising control over anything of value of another without authorization or by threat or deception; ... A person can also be charged with Theft if that person "receives, loans money by pawn or pledge on, or disposes of anything of value or belonging to another that he or she knows or believes to have been stolen." Notice the terms "knowingly" and "believes" in both parts of the definition. It is often difficult to understand what a person knows or believes when they do things. Police and prosecutors won't spend much time trying to determine if a person thought they had a right to use property before making an arrest or filing Theft charges in Denver. Instead, they assume the worse and file charges. Ultimately, they let a jury or judge to determine their fate.  Read the formal definition of Theft.

Theft in Denver - A Lawyer Shows Many Ways to be Charged, C.R.S. 18-4-401

Theft-Denver.jpgArapahoe County Theft Attorney - Receipt of Stolen Property?

Theft, C.R.S. 18-4-401, is charged in Denver County whenever a person is accused of "obtaining, retaining, or exercising control over anything of value of another without authorization or by threat or deception..." A person can also be charged with Theft in Arapahoe County if that person "receives, loans money by pawn or pledge on, or disposes of anything of value or belonging to another that he or she knows or believes to have been stolen. Theft is actually a very broad crime which can range from a petty offense all the way up to a very serious class 2 felony, depending on the value of the item.

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

Theft-Lawyers.jpgCharges 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.

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