POSSESSION OF BURGLARY TOOLS, C.R.S. 18-4-205
Possession of Burglary Tools in Jefferson County, Colorado C.R.S. 18-4-205
It’s not just the act of Burglary that can get you charged with a felony in Jefferson County, Colorado. Police like to charge criminals and good people alike with Possession of Burglary Tools, C.R.S. 18-4-205, in Aurora if they find someone with an instrument or tool which is commonly used to break into a business, home, or vending machine and feel that the person in question intended to use the tools to break into a business or home. It doesn’t matter to police if you have a lawful use for the item.
If you have been arrested on Burglary Charges in Lakewood or Golden, and police also find Burglary Tools in your possession, you could be facing two separate charges.
Denver Lawyer for Burglary Tools Used for Shoplifting in Adams County
You can also be charged with the Possession of Burglary Tools in Adams County if you are caught with magnets (for taking security tags off when shoplifting).
Other potentially incriminating tools in Denver County include: pliers, screwdrivers, a crowbar, or any tool that could be used to open a door or window in order to burglarize. Whatever the circumstances of your charges, an experienced Denver lawyer will help you when the District Attorneys and prosecutors are looking for every piece of evidence to prove that you intended to burglarize a home, business or machine.
Definition and Penalty of Possession of Burglary Tools in Arapahoe County:
C.R.S. 18-4-205 offers Colorado’s definition of Possession of Burglary Tools:
“A person commits possession of burglary tools if he possesses any explosive, tool, instrument, or other article adapted, designed, or commonly used for committing or facilitating the commission of an offense involving forcible entry into premises or theft by a physical taking, and intends to use the thing possessed, or knows that some person intends to use the thing possessed, in the commission of such an offense.”
Possession of Burglary Tools is a misdemeanor in Arapahoe County. If you have the burglar tools of the trade, police proved you intended to use them, and you are convicted, you could face a class 5 felony and the penalty of imprisonment in the Colorado Department of Corrections for up to 3 years, plus parole. Having a felony sentence on your record can be devastating to your future – you could lose your job, your home, or your family.
Charged with Possession of Burglary Tools in Douglas County? What to do First:
If you are suspected, or are charged with, Possession of Burglary Tools in Douglas County, it is very important that you:
• Never give a statement to the police or witnesses even if it’s over the phone.
• Contact an experienced criminal lawyer at our office immediately to begin your defense.
If you or a loved one has been charged of Possession of Burglary Tools in the Denver Metro Area, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact our defense attorneys at 303-731-0719 or submit the contact form above. Together, we can protect your future.
Related Burglary crimes:
- First-degree burglary
- Second-degree burglary
- Third-degree burglary