Colorado Criminal Attorney

In Colorado, most theft crimes are handled the same way as long as violence and weapons are not involved. Because shoplifting is one of the most common theft charges, it is important to focus on the specifics of this offense, but if you are convicted of any other theft crime, many of these same conditions will still apply to you. Whatever theft crime you are facing, a skilled Denver criminal lawyer can help.

Our state breaks up theft crimes into categories based on the value of the property taken. If you have taken less than $500 worth of property, you will face Class 2 misdemeanor charges, punishable by up to one year in jail and $1000 in fines. If the value was more than $500, but less than $1,000, you will be facing a Class 1 misdemeanor, which is punishable by jail terms up to 18 months and fines up to $5,000. If you have been accused of stealing more than $1,000 in merchandise and less than $20,000, you will be subject to a Class 4 felony, which means you could be put in prison for up to six years and be forced to pay up to $500,000 in fines. Because most shoplifting charges are misdemeanors, many people mistakenly believe the charges are not serious, but any crime that can leave you in jail needs to be approached with earnestness. If you are accused of any level of shoplifting crime, please call a Denver criminal attorney from our offices.

If you have been charged with a crime in Colarado, contact our Denver Criminal Lawyer

When you work with The Law Offices of Denver's Criminal Attorney, we will always do whatever we can to help you fight the charges. Your Denver criminal lawyer will first examine the details of your arrest. If you were arrested by a shopkeeper or security guard, he may have used excess force or illegally searched you. When your rights have been violated, evidence against you can often be suppressed or the case may be dropped all together.

If no rights violations occurred, but the value of the property is close to the dividing line between one class of crime and another, we will argue that the property should be valued less in order to have the charges against you reduced.

When you have been accused of shoplifting, please don’t take chances with your defense. Call our offices today to speak with a top Denver criminal attorney about your circumstances.