If you have been charged with a property crime, including:
- • Theft
- • Burglary
- • Breaking and entering
- • Trespassing
- • Shoplifting
- • Vandalism
- • Grand theft auto
- • Robbery
- • Arson
- • Criminal mischief
- • Larceny,
or any other related crimes in Colorado, you need to contact the highly qualified property crimes lawyer Dana Casper to provide you with the best legal defense you can get.
The penalties and punishments associated with property crime can be severe and long-lasting. The consequences for property crimes can vary depending on the specific crime committed, whether or not deadly weapons or violence were involved, your relationship to the property in question, the amount of damages, and more.
For example, in Colorado, burglary comes in three degrees. First degree burglary is a Class 3 felony and occurs when a person undertakes unlawful entry or remains on a property unlawfully following entry (both legal and illegal) and intends to commit a crime, assaults or menaces other persons, or is armed with a deadly weapon. Second degree burglary can be a Class 4 or Class 3 felony depending on if the burglarized property is a dwelling or if the object of the burglary is a controlled substance. Third degree burglary is a Class 5 felony and occurs when a person breaks into a vault, safe, vending machine coin box, or other apparatus. Third degree burglary can be a Class 4 felony if the object of the burglary is a controlled substance.
Theft is defined in Colorado as when a person knowingly obtains or exercises control over anything of value of another without authorization or by threat of deception, and intends to permanently deprive the owner of that object, use or abandon the object in a manner that deprives the owner of the use or benefit of the object, uses or abandons the object with the intention of depriving the owner of the use or benefit of the object, or demands any consideration for the return of the object to the owner. The consequences of a theft conviction depends on the value of the destroyed or stolen item and can be as serious as a first degree felony.
If you have been accused of or charged with a property crime in Colorado, please call the experienced property crimes attorney Dana Casper at 303 – 333 – 2276 so she can help you through this difficult time and minimize the negative consequences.