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Trespassing Attorney in Denver | First, Second and Third Degree Criminal Trespass in Colorado

Trespass-Law.jpgTrespassing charges occur in Denver and across Colorado whenever someone enters a home, building or other property without consent. In Colorado, there are three degrees of Trespassing. Each type of Trespassing comes with serious consequences and requires the expertise of an aggressive criminal defense attorney. If you are facing any accusations or charges of Trespassing in Colorado, contact the top criminal defense attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office to defend you today.

How Can Trespassing Turn into Burglary in Denver?

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.

Criminal Trespass and Trespassing - Attorney in Denver

Criminal Trespass, also known as Trespassing in Denver and Douglas County, is a crime that can have severe impact on you and your career. Trespassing on someone else's property could leave you facing prison, county jail, probation, hefty fines, and a host of other punishments. However, you don't have to let the prosecuting attorney scare you into accepting a plea to a crime that you didn't commit. Instead, call an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can help. Let's take a look at what a Criminal Trespass charge encompasses.

The Connection Between Trespassing, C.R.S. 18-4-502, 503, 504 and Farming?

Categories of Denver and Colorado Trespassing / Trespass

Trespassing or Trespass, C.R.S. 18-4-502, 18-4-503, and 18-4-504, is a criminal offense in Arapahoe and Jefferson County. The severity of this offense depends on many different factors, which can influence charges from a petty offense all the way up to a class 4 felony. Colorado lawmakers have divided the general crime of Trespass into three broad categories or degrees. Third Degree Criminal Trespassing is the least severe, First Degree Criminal Trespassing is the most severe. Within each of the Trespass classifications, specific circumstances determine which class of crime is charged and the resulting punishment if a person is convicted. Read more about Trespassing.

Forgive us our First Degree Criminal Trespassing, C.R.S. 18-4-502

forgive-us-trespassing.jpgFirst Degree Criminal Trespassing, C.R.S. 18-4-502, is a class 5 felony in Denver or Douglas County. It is different from other trespassing charges based on entry into a residential structure, where lawmakers want to give special property status compared to nonresidence buildings like businesses.

Trespassing in Car & Loss of Colorado Driver's License

A Colorado Trespass charge comes in many flavors, from First Degree Trespassing, to Second Degree Trespassing, and Third Degree Trespassing. These crimes can be a felony or misdemeanor. They differ depending on where a person trespasses in Jefferson, Denver and Arapahoe County. Most interesting, however, is that one of them can result in the loss of your Colorado driver's license!

Criminal Trespass (Trespassing) Attorney in Denver

Criminal trespass, C.R.S. 18-4-502, is a crime that most people don't really understand. There are several elements to Criminal Trespassing that can cause the person accused of the crime to face higher and more severe punishments. For instance, in Denver, Jefferson, or Arapahoe County, a person could be doing the same thing as someone else and one of the individuals could be facing a misdemeanor and the other a petty offense. How does this happen? It depends on the designation of the land that the person is on.

Trespassing, C.R.S. 18-4-502, 503, 504

Walking into the wrong house can result in being charged with First Degree Criminal Trespass (C.R.S. 18-4-502) in Douglas, Adams and Larimer County. In May of this year, Denverpost.com published an article from the Boulder Daily Camera, about a 21 year old University of Colorado woman who accidentally walked into the wrong house in Boulder County. Her blood alcohol level was 0.2, and it is doubtful she was thinking clearly enough to respond to the home owner, who had a gun and lawfully shot her. Now, she must recover from her serious wounds, and is also facing a Boulder County Class 4 Felony Trespassing charge.

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