Colorado Theft Crime Lawyers
Defending Yourself against Theft Charges
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your theft charges, you could be facing serious penalties, such as a long prison sentence, large fines, and the burden of a criminal record. If your theft crime involved the use of deadly weapons, controlled substances, serious violence, or even the threat of serious violence, federal charges will be leveled against you without the slightest bit of hesitation. Considering the severity of the consequences, it is essential that you hire a criminal defense attorney immediately. No matter what the circumstances surrounding your case may be, our team of top attorneys, experts, private investigators, and other legal professionals will stand by your side and fight to have your charges dropped or your sentence lightened.
Facing charges for theft? Contact our attorneys today to start your defense.
Areas of Practice: Theft Crimes
Our experienced lead trial attorneys include defense attorneys who have worked as federal, military, and state prosecutors and have first-hand knowledge of the federal and state criminal process. We have successfully defended clients against a wide variety of theft crime related charges and are well-versed in the Colorado theft laws and circumstances surrounding the following areas of practice:
Individuals accused of burglary can spend up to twelve years behind bars depending on the circumstances of the crime committed. Breaking into a building or locked container in order to steal from or assault another individual is considered a felony offense and carries with it correspondingly severe consequences.
Unlike other theft crimes, robbery specifically entails the use of force, violence, or intimidation to intentionally take money, goods, or other items from another individual. Because they are considered violent crimes, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and judges are never very lenient towards individuals accused of robbery.
Though it may seem like a minor offense, the negative consequences of a shoplifting conviction can burden you for the rest of your life. Shoplifting entails intentionally taking a piece of merchandise from a store or other commercial outlet without paying for the item.
What is Considered Felony Theft in Colorado?
Under Colorado law, theft can be a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the value of the stolen property and the circumstances surrounding the case. Theft can be considered a felony under the following circumstances:
- Class 5 felony: any property taken from the person of another but without intimidation or force and is punishable by two years’ parole and one to three years imprisonment
- Class 4 felony: when the value of the stolen property is at least $1,000 and less than $20,000 and is punishable by a $2,000 to $500,000 fine, three years’ parole and six years imprisonment
- Class 3 felony: when the value of the stolen property is $20,000 or more and is punishable by a $3,000 to $750,000 fine, 5 years’ parole, and four to 12 years imprisonment
Defense Lawyers Serving All Counties in Colorado from Denver
At Cantafio & Song PLLC, we believe that assembling a strong defense team is the best way to fight theft charges. Depending on the charge, this team will include forensic detectives, DNA experts, psychologists, private investigators and always a local, experienced counsel familiar with the procedures and politics of your local state or federal court. All of our lawyers are highly trained individuals with an unmatched understanding of the areas of law they practice. Among our ranks are former state and federal criminal prosecutors, senior judges, military JAGs, CPAs, and successful business operators. Our attorneys have been rated by their peers under the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating System and named as Super Lawyers by Super Lawyer magazine. Do not entrust your future to lesser legal counsel.
If you are facing charges for theft in Colorado, don't hesitate to get the defense you need right away. Contact us today!
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