Arapahoe County Lawyer for Charges of Trespassing
Earlier this week in Arapahoe County, the Denver Broncos' backup quarterback was arrested. His crime? According to the article by The Denver Post, Chad Kelley was standing outside of a couple's home, which prompted the couple to call Englewood Police. Before the police arrived, Kelley entered the home and sat down on the couch next to the woman, "mumbling incoherently". Kelley was hit with a vacuum cleaner tube from behind by the man, and before the police arrived, Kelley had left. According to ESPN, the QB had been "acting up" at a team party and had been asked to leave, prior to trespassing in the couple's home. Kelley is facing charges of criminal trespass, is out on bond, and has been released from the Denver Broncos.
Criminal Trespass Charges in Denver: Were you Really Trespassing?
All three of Colorado's main Trespass and Trespassing charges have similar definitions and elements. Whether you are charged with Denver First Degree Criminal Trespass, Second Degree Criminal Trespass, or Third Degree Criminal Trespass (C.R.S. 18-4-502 to 504), only the type of property trespassed upon makes any real difference. So, let's focus on the key elements common to these criminal charges - a couple of which are really important. We will focus on fields, and not improved land, houses and buildings.
Criminal Trespass Differences | Trespassing in Arapahoe County, Colorado
Colorado Criminal Trespass, also known as Trespassing, is located in one of three statutes. Where it is charged depends on the Arapahoe County police officer's belief that it fits under a particular Trespassing definition. Today's blog will explain the differences between the types of Criminal Trespass.
Trespassing and Criminal Trespass in Douglas County and El Paso County, Colorado
There are two laws related to Criminal Trespass and Trespassing which our clients frequently encounter in Douglas County and Elbert County. Both are classified as class 3 misdemeanors, yet can still result in your arrest and a jail sentence. Let's take a closer look. More laws on Trespassing in Colorado
Trespassing in Arapahoe County
Trespassing, C.R.S. 18-4-502, 503, and 504, is charged under one of three different statutes in Arapahoe County depending on the circumstances of allegations. Today's blog will explain the differences between the types of Criminal Trespass.
Trespassing 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.
Burglary in Douglas County is Worse that Trespassing - A Defense Lawyer Explains Why
Being caught inside another person's house without permission is a very bad thing. How bad is determined by whether you are charged with committing First Degree Criminal Trespass or Second Degree Burglary in Douglas County. The first is a class five felony, but the second is a class three felony. The prison sentence between the two is a maximum of three years for the 1st DegreeTrespassing charge and twelve years for the Burglary charge. And, based on my experience, it is much more likely you will get a prison sentence for a 2nd Degree Burglary conviction vs. a Trespassing conviction.
Colorado and Burglary - A Good Place to Live, or Not
A March 8, 2016, Fox News report quoted a FBI survey which ranked Colorado as number 30 out of 52 States (including District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) for the number of Burglaries per 100,000 people. That is to say, only 22 other states had fewer Burglaries than Colorado at 438.2. But don't be fooled if you intend to move to Pueblo County, Colorado. It has one of the highest Burglary rates in the country, coming in at a whopping 1,397 Burglaries per 100,000 people! That's the problem with statistics, if you don't have all the information they can be very misleading.
Sometimes, we are curious about what is behind the closed doors of others, in their back yards, or, we enter a home by mistake when drunk. We don't have any intent to steal or hurt anyone. We have seen all these scenarios occur in our Denver criminal defense law firm's twenty-five year history. This conduct can result in criminal charges for Second Degree Trespass / Trespassing in Denver and across our state.