THIRD-DEGREE BURGLARY, C.R.S. 18-4-204
Third-Degree Burglary Attorney in Denver
Charges of Third Degree Burglary – C.R.S. 18-4-204, will result if you are accused of breaking into a vault, cash register, safe, coin vending machine, product dispenser, safety deposit box, coin box, coin telephone, money depository or other equipment with the intent to commit a crime. Whatever your situation, it is vital that you work with an experienced criminal defense attorney in Denver, Adams and Douglas County.
Common Factors to a Third Degree Burglary Conviction in Jefferson, Weld and Larimer County
In order to charge Burglary, a District Attorney must prove that the alleged burglar broke into a home, business, or box (such as a vault, cash register, etc.) with the intent to commit a crime. Without this intent, you cannot be successfully charged with burglary. Usually the intended crime is Theft – C.R.S. 18-4-401. You will be charged with this underlying crime as well as Burglary. Third Degree Burglary is a class 5 felony in Colorado. But, if the objective is the theft of a controlled substance that is stored in the place you are breaking into, you will be charged with a class 4 felony. Often, we see Third Degree Burglary charges when someone breaks into an ATM or a parking lot money slot. Whether you are charged with a class 4 or 5 felony in Jefferson, Logan or Arapahoe County, you can face imprisonment in the Colorado Department of Corrections if convicted. A felony conviction on your record for this crime could cost you your job, family, and home.
What You Should Do if You are Charged with Third Degree Burglary in Denver:
If you are contacted by Denver, Fort Collins or Greeley police regarding Third Degree Burglary charges, don’t give them a statement – not even over the phone. You are not required to speak with the police, and your statement will be inaccurately recorded and used against you. Instead, call an experienced attorney who can advise you of your rights and who can defend you in court. The criminal lawyers at O’Malley and Sawyer have over 40 years of combined experience aggressively representing good people who have been accused of Third Degree Burglary in Colorado. Put our experienced to work for you and let us level the playing field. Your future depends on it.
If you or a loved one has been charged with Third Degree Burglary in Colorado, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at O’Malley and Sawyer at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.
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