FIRST-DEGREE BURGLARY, C.R.S. 18-4-202
First Degree Burglary Lawyer in Denver, C.R.S. 18-4-202
First-Degree Burglary charges are filed by the Denver Police or a District Attorney in Colorado, when they think they can prove someone broke into a home with the intention of committing a crime, and then assaults or threatens another person. Another way to be charged with this crime is if you are with someone else who assaults or threatens another person. If any party to the entry is armed with a deadly weapon, everyone involved can be charged with First Degree Burglary. We have defended clients from this charge in Jefferson and Arapahoe County simply because they were in bad company.
First Degree Burglary is a Class 2 or 3 Felony in Colorado
First Degree Burglary is the most serious of the Burglary crimes and is considered a Class 3 felony. It can also be charged as a Class 2 felony if drugs are involved. Class 2 or 3 felonies are among the most serious crimes in Colorado, and the potential for imprisonment is high if convicted. Other Burglary charges include Second Degree Burglary, Third Degree Burglary, and Possession of burglary tools. See the links below to reach these separate pages.
When a prosecutor in Denver charges someone with First Degree Burglary, she will most likely charge another crime such as Menacing, or Theft. Since she is required to prove at least the intention of another crime to make this charge stick, she will get two convictions for the same effort.
District Attorneys Get Promoted at Your Cost
Going up against a highly trained and intelligent prosecutor who is motivated by promotions and political ambition, should not be underestimated. The reality is, whether stated or not, the number of convictions a Deputy District Attorney gets is proportional to their pay and advancement. Prosecutors in Adams, Douglas and Larimer County will not play fair and will work diligently to put you behind bars. So with stakes this high, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side to level the playing field.
O’Malley and Sawyer, LLC has been working hard to make sure our clients are not over charged or falsely convicted by the legal system for 23 years. We know what it takes to make sure your side of the story is told -all over Colorado, including Weld, Bent and Otero County. So if you are charged with First Degree Burglary in the Denver Metro area or anywhere in Colorado, contact us, before you talk with the police. Always exercise your right to remain silent and call us at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.
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