Free Initial Consultation
South Denver: 303-731-0719
North Denver: 303-916-9006
Toll free: 866-365-9351

Blog

Posts tagged "Theft"

Charged with Theft in Denver? It May be Easier Than You Think, C.R.S. 18-4-401

Charged-with-Theft.jpgTheft Definition for Courts in the Denver Metro Area

Theft has been a constant problem in every society as long as people have been around. In the Denver Metro area Theft, C.R.S. 18-4-401, is defined as knowingly obtaining, retaining, or exercising control over anything of value of another without authorization or by threat or deception; ... A person can also be charged with Theft if that person "receives, loans money by pawn or pledge on, or disposes of anything of value or belonging to another that he or she knows or believes to have been stolen." Notice the terms "knowingly" and "believes" in both parts of the definition. It is often difficult to understand what a person knows or believes when they do things. Police and prosecutors won't spend much time trying to determine if a person thought they had a right to use property before making an arrest or filing Theft charges in Denver. Instead, they assume the worse and file charges. Ultimately, they let a jury or judge to determine their fate.  Read the formal definition of Theft.

Theft in Denver - A Lawyer Shows Many Ways to be Charged, C.R.S. 18-4-401

Theft-Denver.jpgArapahoe County Theft Attorney - Receipt of Stolen Property?

Theft, C.R.S. 18-4-401, is charged in Denver County whenever a person is accused of "obtaining, retaining, or exercising control over anything of value of another without authorization or by threat or deception..." A person can also be charged with Theft in Arapahoe County if that person "receives, loans money by pawn or pledge on, or disposes of anything of value or belonging to another that he or she knows or believes to have been stolen. Theft is actually a very broad crime which can range from a petty offense all the way up to a very serious class 2 felony, depending on the value of the item.

Denver Theft Attorneys - Protect Your Future, C.R.S. 18-4-401

Theft-Lawyers.jpgCharges of Theft in Denver and Douglas County can dramatically affect your life. A felony or misdemeanor Theft conviction for stealing someone else's property can stop you from obtaining a new job, getting that apartment you have set your eyes on, or receiving a promotion for all of your hard work. No matter how the charges of Theft may affect your life, it is important that you immediately hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to help fight against the government. Don't be deceived, prosecutors are not going to look out for your best interests. How your case is resolved legally can make the difference between time in the Colorado Department of Corrections, and time at home with your family. Read more on Colorado Theft Charges Analyzed.

Lawyers in Douglas County Colorado, Theft Charges

Theft cases under Colorado law (C.R.S. 18-4-401) vary in their degree of difficulty and punishment and require a skilled criminal defense attorney to help navigate the legal system in Denver, Douglas, and Arapahoe County. Theft charges can be filed against you for a variety of reasons. Maybe someone stole a laptop from work and your boss is blaming you. Perhaps you decided to take some clothing from a local department store and the alarm went off as you exited the building. What if you didn't do anything but your friend decided to take some money from another person and you just happened to be there? Any of these situations are enough for the police to try and issue you a summons or arrest you for Theft in Colorado.

Theft Laws Analyzed by a Denver Criminal Lawyer

Theft cases under Colorado law, C.R.S. 18-4-401, have taken on a new look over the past year. Our Legislature recently adapted Colorado's Theft Laws by providing a much broader punishment sliding scale. Where past law only allowed four different classes of punishment, the Legislature expanded the range to nine. Theft is now chargeable as a Petty Offense all the way up to a class 2 Felony for serious embezzlement cases.

Theft Charges Denver Attorney, C.R.S. 18-4-401

Theft, C.R.S. 18-4-401, cases in Colorado can be very burdensome to manage and require the help of an experienced Denver criminal lawyer to help. Law enforcement officers in Lone Tree, Lakewood, and Parker are quick to charge a person with Theft without having proof that it occurred. A criminal defense lawyer that you hire should be knowledgeable of the tricks police and District Attorneys in Douglas, Arapahoe, and Jefferson County use.

Colorado Theft Law, C.R.S. 18-4-401

theft.jpgTheft is a unique crime in Jefferson, Adams and Gilpin county, because the consequences of the crime vary widely depending on the value of the property that was stolen. Colorado's Theft statute, 18-4-401 criminalizes when a person knowingly obtains, retains, or exercises control over anything of value of another without authorization or by threat or deceptions; or receives, loans money by pawn or pledge on, or disposes of anything of value or belonging to another that he or she knows or believes to have been stolen, and: (a) Intends to deprive the other person permanently of the use or benefit of the thing of value; (b) Knowingly uses, conceals, or abandons the thing of value in such manner as to deprive the other person permanently of its use or benefit; (c) Uses, conceals, or abandons the thing of value intending that such use, concealment, or abandonment will deprive the other person permanently of its use or benefit; (d) Demands any consideration to which he or she is not legally entitled as a condition of restoring the thing of value to the other person; or (e) Knowingly retains the thing of value more than seventy-two hours after the agreed-upon time of return in any lease or hire agreement (such as a rental car).

Christian Theft Attorney / Lawyer in Denver

As a Christian attorney in the Denver Metro area, we see many cases of Theft (C.R.S. 18-4-401). Some of these are intentional acts of stealing and others are unintentional. How does someone unintentionally shoplift or take something of someone else's without meaning to? Well, have you ever been on the phone while shopping, and you zoned out about what you were doing? Have you ever thought that an item lying next to a dumpster was supposed to be trash? In these instances, a person can unintentionally take an item and be charged with Theft in Adams, Douglas, and Broomfield County.

Theft, C.R.S. 18-4-401: Denver Lawyers Who Can Help

Felony and misdemeanor Theft cases under Colorado law (C.R.S. 18-4-401) can be very difficult to maneuver through the legal system and require the help of an experienced Denver area criminal Lawyer. Police detectives in Aurora, Lakewood, and Denver are often quick to charge theft crimes without actually being able to prove that it happened. That's where a trial attorney can be worth their weight in gold. The attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office are knowledgeable to the schemes and tricks of the cops and District Attorneys.

Facing Charges? Get Help Now!

GET HELP NOW!

Tell us about your case and one of our experienced attorneys will get back to you promptly.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Case Results:

  • Sexual Assault and Rape charges related to divorce. Acquittal from jury trial. Weld County, Greeley, Colorado.
  • Sexual Assault on a Child, Possession of Child Pornography. Acquittal from jury trial. Jefferson County, Golden, Colorado.
  • Arson of Nursing Home. Dismissed by Court on Defendant's Motion to Dismiss. Jefferson County, Golden, Colorado.
  • Felony Drug Distribution. Acquittal from jury trial. Boulder County, Boulder, Colorado.
  • Rape and Sexual Assault charges involving divorce and child custody. Acquittal from jury trial. Douglas County, Castle Rock, Colorado.
  • Burglary and Felony Theft. Dismissed by District Attorney. Arapahoe County, Englewood, Colorado.
  • Theft of Drugs by Nurse. Dismissed by District Attorney. Jefferson County, Golden, Colorado.
  • Sexual Assault on a Child, Position of Trust. Acquittal from Jury Trial. Adams County, Brighton, Colorado.
  • Domestic Violence. Dismissed by District Attorney. Douglas County, Castle Rock, Colorado.
  • Violation of Restraining Order. Dismissed by District Attorney. Douglas County, Castle Rock.

24 hour emergency service Same-day jail visits Free initial consultation Reasonable fees Flexible payment plans

Call Toll free: 866-365-9351 South Denver: 303-731-0719 North Denver: 303-916-9006 Email us

Privacy Policy | Business Development Solutions by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters.