Second-degree Criminal Trespass, C.R.S. 18-4-503
Denver Second-Degree Criminal Trespassing Attorney
District attorneys and Colorado police usually charge our Colorado clients with second-degree criminal trespass when there are allegations that our client has gone onto someone’s property (not inside someone’s house) without permission, and the property is somehow enclosed. Sometimes they also use this charge when a car or truck is involved, and someone has gone into the vehicle for purposes other than to commit a crime. Whatever the situation, it is important that you contact a full-time criminal defense lawyer in Denver, Colorado, and nearby in Arapahoe County, Douglas County, Jefferson County, and Adams County, right away. Never give statements to the police, even over the phone.
C.R.S. 18-4-503, second-degree criminal trespass, is a Class 2 or 3 misdemeanor in Colorado. Misdemeanors are punishable in Colorado by imprisonment in the county jail in Denver, Colorado, Arapahoe County, Douglas County, Jefferson County, Weld County, Larimer County, and Adams County. To minimize your chance of going to jail, you need an experienced Colorado criminal defense lawyer. Other important elements of this misdemeanor offense are that the person charged unlawfully enters or remains in or upon the premises of another that are enclosed in a manner designed to exclude intruders or are fenced; or that the person knowingly and unlawfully enters or remains upon the common areas of a hotel, motel, condo or apartment; or that the person knowingly and unlawfully enters or remains in a motor vehicle of another.
As Colorado criminal lawyers working in Denver, Colorado, and nearby in Arapahoe County, Douglas County, Jefferson County, Weld County, Larimer County and Adams County, we often see second-degree criminal trespass charges when someone refuses to leave the property of another. There is generally alcohol, a broken relationship or loitering involved. The law requires a person to immediately leave the premises of another if asked to leave. Premises can be apartments, condos, houses, townhouses and other dwellings. With trespassing charges, the government will threaten jail time, which could be disastrous to your job and Colorado criminal record. It is essential that you get experienced help right away.
Because a trespassing charge on your record can be devastating to your future, it is important that you take these charges seriously and contact one of our experienced Colorado criminal lawyers at once. You need to hire a Colorado criminal attorney who has experience representing others charged with trespassing in Denver, Colorado, and nearby in Arapahoe County, Douglas County, Jefferson County, Weld County, Larimer County and Adams County. At the O'Malley and Sawyer, LLC, we have been aggressively defending people charged with second-degree criminal trespass for 18 years, and we can put that knowledge to work in your Colorado trespassing case. Contact us right now and talk with an experienced lawyer who will defend you!